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Transport in an age of robots

Transport is about to have a massive shift as automation becomes more competent and accepted. Many drivers will be displaced as autonomous vehicles become cheaper, more reliable, and government regulations change to accomodate the new technology.

Drone technology may soon become your own personal flying car – just like the Jetsons! Sea and air transport is also being transformed by autonomous systems and battery power.

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Long-range coherent LiDAR is sped up

Long-range coherent LiDAR is sped up

LiDAR is a technique used for measuring distances with laser light. In a study published in Nature, researchers at EPFL show a new way to speed up a type of LiDAR engine by using photonic circuits.

Let’s Get Airborne

Let’s Get Airborne

FROM THE ARCHIVES Let's Get Airborne by Chris Ebbert   Electric aircraft are beginning to pop up in many different guises around us as battery technology becomes more suitable for aviation. he...

Drone Delivery

Drone Delivery

FROM THE ARCHIVES Drone Delivery by Chris Ebbert   When the possibility was first discussed to have items delivered by drones, I thought, ”Well, here we have an example of a runaway craze, and this is clearly not going to happen!” [dropcap style="font-size: 60px;...

Why truly self-driving cars may never happen

Why truly self-driving cars may never happen

The claim that true self-driving cars - machines acting entirely on their own without need for restraints—will eventually hit the road has been, without a doubt, a topic of hot debate. In late 2018 Waymo CEO John Krafcik spoke up on the topic. Despite Waymo's bullish...

Self driving cars in bad weather

Self driving cars in bad weather

With more and more self driving cars hitting the road, risks that rarely occur in lab conditions begin to surface. One such problem which has become somewhat common is the innability for self driving cars to compute exactly where they are when driving in bad weather....

Self Driving Cars And Privacy Issues

Self Driving Cars And Privacy Issues

If there's one worry that has continued to persist throughout the development of new technology, it’s the fear surrounding breaches of privacy. Over the past decade it’s become clear that computers, watches, phones and other devices are constantly being used to gather...