I’ve posted more than once about the fantastic opportunities and the growing prevelance of robotics in society today most notably observable by the advances being made with the Google Self-Driving Car. This journalist believes the next president will come into office during the dawning of a robotic age.
Perhaps we are moving beyond the technology and information age into an evolution from mere automation to true subservient mechanical devices that will do our work for us. Welcome to the “Robotic Age”.
Get Ready For The First Robot President
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As a follow up to my posts about Google’s self-driving cars project I wanted to bring attention to this news article regarding a new billion dollar venture to create a city in the middle of America for testing automation technologies.
The point of the town is to enable researchers to test new technologies on existing infrastructure without interfering in everyday life. For instance, while some researchers will be testing smart technologies on old grids, others might be using the streets to test self-driving cars.
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