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  • What is Watson?

    Researchers at IBM have developed a computer system uses natural language techniques to process a question.

  • Modeling Sneaky Robots

    This system, labeled “R” for robot guard, knows to wait behind objects and move in the shadows in order to successfully intercept an intruder (“I”).

  • Automated Ice Sculpting

    This machine developed by researchers from McGill University, in Canada, makes ice sculptures by carefully laying down deposits of ice. Here it begins to build a snowflake sculpture. (The video is shown at five times normal speed.)

  • Crash-Test Robots

    Researchers at the German Aerospace Center are studying the impact of collisions between wayward robots and crash-test dummies. They hope to develop effective accident-prevention systems.

  • Detecting Pedestrians

    In this video, a camera rests atop an ordinary car. Software developed by researchers at ETH Zurich and Toyota rapidly identifies pedestrians and other vehicles.

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