Google Reveals Its Testing

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    Check out Googles Reveals Its Testing Unmanned Cars on US Streets

    Google Reveals Its Testing Unmanned Cars on US Streets
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    Very Judge Dredd. Came to mind instantly.
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    Great concept. I wish this technology was pass the experimental phase.
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    so cool....
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    i seriously doubt it will ever get past the experimental phase as nothing will replace human common sense and reasoning.
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    not everyone has those two qualities :icon_ devil:
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    Too true. I've actually found that Common Sense is quite lacking. I think that robots should serve more as a failsafe though. For instance if you're driving through a signal and some teenage girl is texting away not paying attention to the red light, then allow the robot to slow her vehicle to a stop until she resumes full control of the vehicle, which may or may not ever happen.

    I believe Virginia Tech's RoMeLa actually designed a robot that they tested driving from Virginia to Georgia? I could be completely wrong about locations, however they did design a robot to drive on behalf of blind people. I'll see if I can dig up more info on it.
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    True these are values are irreplaceable but i feel that so many advancements in technology that can be utilized aren't because of cost of manufacturing and companies trying to make a buck. That doesn't sound like much reasoning other than infallible greed that stifles progress.
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    unfortunately this is very true