Advertisement Editor’s Picks Building Robots That Can Go Where We Go DARPA’s Rescue-Robot Showdown How MIT's Mini Cheetah Can Help Accelerate Robotics Research A sudden, tragic wake-up call: That’s how many roboticists view the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, caused by the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. … [Read more...] about Human Reflexes Help MIT’s HERMES Rescue Robot Keep Its Footing
Advertisement Editor’s Picks In Memoriam: April 2019 In Memoriam: March 2019 In Memoriam: February 2019 THE INSTITUTEIEEE Life Senior Member John W. Senders, who died on 12 February, was a pioneer of human-factors engineering and one of the first scientists to apply mathematical models to human behavior in real-world contexts. Human-factors … [Read more...] about Remembering John W. Senders, Pioneer of Human-Factors Engineering
Kenny Long recalls that when the London Metropolitan Police first identified his talent for spotting faces, back in 2015, he had an interesting gut reaction to being called a "super-recognizer." "It sounds like a rubbish superhero," he told his commanding officer.But in crime-fighting circles in London, and with British intelligence, it's no joke. Long's talent, the … [Read more...] about The unlikely key to making facial recognition work: Human ‘super-recognizers’
Uber‘s been let off the hook by prosecutors in a case involving one of the company’s autonomous test cars that fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last year, reports Reuters. However, the back-up driver behind the wheel will likely be referred to local police for further investigation, and that could potentially see him face charges of vehicular … [Read more...] about Uber’s off the hook for its self-driving car’s fatal accident — but what about human drivers?
ROSEVILLE, Calif.—I don’t know about you, but I marvel that, with a tiny device in my pocket, I can instantly hear the voice of any of my loved ones, any time, essentially for free. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. I’m old enough (nearly 37!) to remember when the phone would ring from overseas relatives and my parents would remind us to hurry to … [Read more...] about Try your hand at being an operator at the Roseville Telephone Museum