Blog Heap o'Transport Links 25 April 2012

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.


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Should Robots Be Blamed for Battlefield Mistakes?
Jesse Emspak at Discovery News Wed 2012 Apr 25, 2:51pm

"If a robot in combat accidentally kills a civilian, who is to blame? This isn't as straightforward of a question as it sounds. A team of scientists presented a study at the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction and found that although robots don't have free will, people sometimes treat them as if they do. ..."

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The Robots That Can Be Blown Up and Keep On Detecting IEDs
Rose Pastore at PopSci Wed 2012 Apr 25, 2:48pm

An operator anywhere within 2,500 feet of the robot directs its four cameras to locate IEDs and its gripper arm to dismantle them. ...can be blown up and repaired about a dozen times before being decommissioned....