Putting Zoox to the Test: Maneuverability Testing

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Maneuverability is crucial for autonomous vehicles designed to operate in cities. Four-wheel steering, bidirectional design, and active suspension are some of the features integrated into our robotaxi to ensure every ride is a smooth ride. Source: Zoox (part of Amazon) Date: January 27th, 2023 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUlh_U1qHfc Discussion

San Francisco to allow police ‘killer robots’

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San Francisco’s ruling Board of Supervisors has voted to let the city’s police use robots that can kill. The measure permits police to deploy robots equipped with explosives in extreme circumstances. Dr Catherine Connolly, from the group Stop Killer Robots, said the move was a “slippery slope” that could distance humans from killing. The city’s… Read more »

Tech is about to shake up financial services four different ways. Here’s how you’ll benefit

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Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: January 2nd, 2023 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/2022/12/24/tech-is-about-to-shake-up-financial-services-four-different-ways-heres-how-youll-benefit.html Discussion “Richer, faster payments drive efficiency and opportunity: Modern advances in digital banking have brought real-time payments, such as e-transfer or QR code payments, to the forefront”In what ways is it going to be important for anyone doing anything with payments to have an MIS… Read more »

Water pipe robots could stop billions of litres leaking

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Source: BBC Technology News Date: January 5th, 2023 Link (to 21 second video): https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-64052740 Discussion In what ways is an MIS major relevant to this type of technology? What sorts of MIS skills would help push this technology beyond looking inside water pipes?