News tagged with autonomous systems

Drafting without drivers

Fewer accidents, less fuel consumption, and fewer traffic jams: Autonomous, computer-controlled vehicles have many advantages in road traffic. In particular, if many cars join to form long convoys. On May ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Engineering
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Heartbreak puts the brakes on your heart

Social rejection isn't just emotionally upsetting; it also upsets your heart. A new study finds that being rejected by another person makes your heart rate drop for a moment. The study is published in Psychological Science, a jour ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Yoga boosts heart health

Heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy heart, has been shown to be higher in yoga practitioners than in non-practitioners, according to research to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Health
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Autosub6000 dives to depth of 3.5 miles

The United Kingdom's deepest diving Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Autosub6000, has been put through its paces during an extremely successful engineering trials cruise on the RRS Discovery, 27 September ...

dateOct 28, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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New research will help robots know their limits

A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics.

dateDec 08, 2014 in Robotics
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