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Tech for Autonomous Systems – Advanced Interaction Capabilities VII

Augmented Humans Technologies Humans have benefitted from several augmentation technologies over the centuries, from tools to increase their manipulation capabilities and their strength to devices to extend their senses, like microscopes and loudspeakers. This progress continues by providing augmentation that is more effective and that is becoming seamless, invisible and …

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Successful technology is invisible

Long time ago, back in 1995, Steve Jobs in an interview stated that “great technology is invisible“. Indeed, whilst advanced technology in its first step is indistinguishable from magic, and as such it draws “wows” and attention, as it matures and becomes widespread it is no longer noticed. Today we …

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A question more important than the answer …

Philosophers have been debating on consciousness for ages. It is such an easy but slippery concept. We know that we are conscious but clearly defining it and, even more difficult, placing boundaries around it is tricky. If one is daydreaming is he conscious? What if he is under the influence …

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Tech for Autonomous Systems – Advanced Interaction Capabilities III

Actuators technologies Movement, and its subsets of exercising pressure, shifting weight and balance, have been accomplished through mechanical systems usually controlled by electronics. There are linear and rotary actuators, some using purely mechanical means others a mixture of mechanical and fluid power. Micro movements have become possible using micro-electromechanical systems. …

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Carrying 10 Exabyte of cars generated data

Toyota announced on August 10th the creation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, along with Intel, Ericsson, Denso Corp, NTT and NTT Docomo. The consortium has the goal of developing an ecosystem for connected cars able to leverage on the huge amount of data that vehicles, and particularly autonomous vehicles …

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