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Train of Thought Derailed: How an Accident Can Affect Your Brain

2 August 2013 – 11:06 |

My cousin Guillermo Cassinello Toscano was on the train that derailed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, last week when it went around a bend at twice the speed limit. Cassinello heard a loud vibration and …

Polite Robot Overlords Will Be More Persuasive

5 March 2013 – 18:14 |

Baking cupcakes can be as much a matter of social interaction as it is a mechanical exercise. Never is this more true than when your kitchen partner is a robot. Their always-right, ego-deflating advice can …

Robot to Human: ‘Trust Me’

2 March 2013 – 13:26 |

In a crisis control center, several teams of firefighters in Montelibretti, Italy, used laptops to guide a robotic ground vehicle into a smoke-filled highway tunnel. Inside, overturned motorcycles, errant cars, and spilled pallets impeded the …

Sentry System Combines a Human Brain with Computer Vision

27 November 2012 – 11:35 |

Sentry duty is a tough assignment. Most of the time there’s nothing to see, and when a threat does pop up, it can be hard to spot. In some military studies, humans are shown to …