Telekinesis. Invisibility. Cables to space. Physicist Michio Kaku looks at what we can expect this century in his new book, ‘Physics of the Future.’
Archive for the ‘Autonomy’ Category
Google’s self-driving fleet of robo-Priuses have been cruising around the San Francisco area for months now, logging over 190,000 miles. But until recently, the technology behind the autonomous cars had been kept secret. Last month, Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor and head of the project, and Google engineer Chris Urmson, delivered a keynote speech at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in San Francisco, explaining how the car works. Their presentation included a video of the car’s tech, which also showed what the car “sees” as it drives, a trippy neon image of the surrounding area, with roughly rendered cars and people moving around it.