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May 5, 2011

02:21

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Automation is the way of the future. And just like our waiters, nannies, and school teachers, so too will our drivers someday be replaced with robots. Luckily, some companies are already hard at work to make sure that that fateful day arrives as soon as possible! And in the happy few years before the inevitable robot uprising that results in our total destruction, we'll be able to lie back, relax, and let the machines take care of all those pesky details like watching out for pedestrians and deploying the airbags on impact.

Thanks, GM!

Host: Brit Trogen

Photo Credits: Mario Roberto Duran Mariordo, Awa, Ken30864, Steve Jurvetson, Manop, Shuets Udono, Ervin Pospisil, Ad Meskens, Consumed Crustagean

References:

http://www.darpa.mil/grandchallenge/overview.asp

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c9d5710e-b05e-11df-8c04-00144feabdc0.html

http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/robotcars.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22529906/

YOUR COMMENTS

jennifer on May 10, 2011
Wait a minute, don't we already have driverless cars...they are called trains. I wish that instead of technology getting smarter, humans would get smarter. It would be cheaper and safer if we just went to creating a really wicked public transportation system. I think Cleverbot would even agree.

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