In Flesh-Cutting Task, Autonomous Robot Surgeon Beats Human Surgeons – “In a recent set of experiments, STAR’s inventors showed that it makes more precise cuts than expert surgeons, and damages less of the surrounding flesh.“

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Profile of Mapper, which aims to help autonomous cars navigate by crowdsourcing mapping data from dashboard-based devices installed in everyday vehicles (Steven Levy/Wired)

Steven Levy / Wired: Profile of Mapper, which aims to help autonomous cars navigate by crowdsourcing mapping data from dashboard-based devices installed in everyday vehicles 

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Your next head of lettuce, grown by a robot: “a network of autonomous, robot-run greenhouses near major US cities, complete with a fleet of trucks to ensure same-day delivery… One of these modular, square-acre farms could provide the same yearly yield as 30 acres of traditional farmland“

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Sources: Waymo sought public apology, independent monitor on Uber’s autonomous vehicle tech, and at least $1B in damages in settlement talks with Uber (Dan Levine/Reuters)

Dan Levine / Reuters: Sources: Waymo sought public apology, independent monitor on Uber’s autonomous vehicle tech, and at least $ 1B in damages in settlement

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