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California Considers Giving Self-Driving Cars Green Light

California Considers Giving Self-Driving Cars Green Light

California is considering rules that would allow self-driving cars on the road, but making rules for robots is no simple task.

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Bio-Robotics: Biology Goes High-Tech

Bio-Robotics: Biology Goes High-Tech

Meet "robo-squirrel." New technology in the emerging field of bio-robotics is helping biologists learn more about animal behavior.

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Exoskeletons Walk Forward

Exoskeletons Walk Forward

An exoskeleton suit may seem like science fiction, turning ordinary humans into super heroes, but wearable robots are moving forward into reality.

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Producer's Notes: Driverless Cars

Producer's Notes: Driverless Cars

Shelley doesn't use lasers to see the terrain like her predecessor, Junior. Instead, the car uses differential GPS to find its position on an internal map.

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Producer's Notes for Bio-inspiration: Nature as Muse

Producer's Notes for Bio-inspiration: Nature as Muse

Bio-inspired design borrows its creative inspiration from models and systems in nature, that is, plant and animal parts that have been slowly tweaked for over 3.8 billion years. But that doesn't mean that nature's designs are perfect.

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Producer's Notes for Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Big

Producer's Notes for Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Big

There's a term – Singularity" – that is being used to describe the moment when technological progress will leapfrog and herald the creation of computers that not only achieve human-like intelligence, but also give rise to a progeny of computers who will be smarter then their digital forbears.

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The Tech Museum's Tech Challenge goes global

The Tech Museum's Tech Challenge goes global

Guest blogger Lisa Croel of The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA sits in for Dr. Barry Starr this week. I remember loving science class as a kid. The paper-maché messes, the bubbling baking soda, all of the wonderful experiments… I loved it all. Now, many grammar school kids are lucky to get 15 minutes […]

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