News tagged with automation

Scientists, lawyers mull effects of home robots

(AP) -- Eric Horvitz illustrates the potential dilemmas of living with robots by telling the story of how he once got stuck in an elevator at Stanford Hospital with a droid the size of a washing machine.

Dec 05, 2009
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Cooperative cybercars, a question of priorities

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed new control systems that let driverless vehicles communicate and cooperate with each other. Could fleets of high throughput rapid transit systems soon be cruising our cities?

Aug 21, 2009
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Proper placement of defibrillators key to effective use

The appropriate placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is critical to optimize their use in public places, according to two studies published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Jul 28, 2009
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Planning factories the right way

The new factory hall has just been completed when the owner realizes that several things have gone wrong. The doors should be on the other side and production will need more space. A new planning guideline will prevent such ...

May 20, 2009
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Researchers Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply?

(PhysOrg.com) -- As science fiction plot lines go, the unintended consequences of yielding tasks too complicated or dangerous for human hands to computers and robots is a popular one. Yet real life scientists ...

Apr 02, 2009
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