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Why Helsinki’s Library Robots Aren’t Important

Why Helsinki’s Library Robots Aren’t Important

– A lot of folks think that a librarian is just someone who checks books in and out of a library for you, but that’s not true. “Librarian” is a highly skilled profession that requires a lot of specialised training. It’s about helping people research and access knowledge, in whatever way makes sense. Through the …

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The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running

The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running

I’ve talked about containerization on this channel before, but this video is different because it includes the phrase “hundred-tonne autonomous robots”. New Zealand is a long way from almost everywhere else on the planet. Humans only reached here about 700 years ago. If you look at a globe of the earth, in almost every direction …

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Hebocon UK: Deliberately Terrible Robot Fighting

Hebocon UK: Deliberately Terrible Robot Fighting

Fight! You are literally blowing into a fan, there(!) Lego with a hat. It’s an origami toad. That’s pretty advanced for this competition. Versus, er… Baby Bl… oh, bloody hell! I don’t know which side the crowd will be on in this one. We have beautiful, hand-made, crocheted robot… …versus a toilet. Piloted by someone …

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I’m Not A Robot ✅

I’m Not A Robot ✅

Before you watch this video, to make sure you’re not a robot, please look at these pictures and identify the street signs, the cars, the fire hydrants, the shop fronts, the numbers on the front doors, and the ever-growing sense of frustration. In the late 90s the most popular search engine was AltaVista, and they …

The Collapsible Crash Test Robot Car

The Collapsible Crash Test Robot Car

A lot of modern cars come with advanced driver assistance systems,things like adaptive cruise control that keeps a safe distance from the car in frontor automated emergency braking to avoid collisionsor lane assist, to…keep you in lane.Which is great, as long as the driver knows the system’s limits.The worst modern car I’ve ever driven came …

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