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The era of robots is coming: driverless trucks are expected to be on the road within ten years

driverless vehicles can scan traffic conditions and establish three-dimensional maps of surrounding road conditions through lidar and cameras. By inputting some programs, their on-board computers can predict hazards such as pedestrians crossing the road, other vehicles and the sudden appearance of debris. Driverless taxis are expected to be put into use at Heathrow Airport next year

robot pets such as robot dogs and robot birds with artificial intelligence can respond to voice commands and find their owners. Robot pets can also be equipped with sensors and alarms. Once the owner is sick, they can send an alarm to the owner's relatives

the primary version of the robot nanny sold in Japan can recognize faces, talk to people, and pay attention to the baby's every move. The upgraded robot nanny can be willing to teach. If children are in trouble or sick, they will contact their parents through or alarm devices

robots came in handy during a liver transplant operation in London in June this year. They were originally designed to be used in remote areas or battlefields, and can be equipped with three-dimensional ultrasound and corresponding pendulum thallium cameras that can be hung on or removed from the pendulum rod to help with routine surgery

sina science and technology news on August 21, Beijing time, according to the daily mail, if you/: find a 42 ton driverless heavy truck following your car, I'm afraid you will be very nervous at this time. However, we'd better adapt to this situation, because according to the latest prediction of scientists, no human driven heavy trucks in China's plastic machinery market will appear on British highways within a decade. This kind of truck looks like the pioneer of a robot revolution

according to scientists from the Royal Academy of engineering, AI robots and computers that can make decisions on their own will become more and more common in all aspects of our lives. In the future, robots may play the role of nurses, soldiers, baby sitters, medical experts, elderly care and sexual partners. The Royal Academy of Engineering hopes the British public to participate in the discussion of social, legal and moral issues caused by the widespread use of these "thoughtful" robots

in a report called "autonomous systems", they explained how driverless trucks use data from lidar, cameras and satellite navigation to drive on the road. Will Stewart, a professor at the University of Southampton and one of the authors of the report, said driverless trucks and cars would make driving far safer than it is now. He said, "the safety performance of this machine is perfect, and it won't make the mistakes you and I tend to make. It can drive on the road 24 hours a day, day and night, and it's never tired. It's not boring to always do the same thing."

Stewart said that this technology has been applied to driverless cars, and the "robot taxi" that can send passengers to any destination may be available within 20 years. London's dockside light rail system has been using fully automatic trains, and an driverless taxi will be put into use at Heathrow Airport next year, with speeds of up to 25 miles per hour (about 40 kilometers) on narrow roads. Professor Stewart said that automatic vehicles are the most useful in road transportation: "I think that within 10 years, 30% of trucks will be operated by machines."

the on-board computer of these vehicles can input various programs to predict the behavior of other road users. Once other vehicles get too close, they will slow down to the safe zone and learn from their mistakes. If the driverless truck detects a mechanical or software failure, it will pull over to the roadside and call for help by radio. Stewart said, "it always gives way to other vehicles, and people will make good use of it by overtaking." However, the report also admitted that if driverless cars have accidents, they will face serious legal problems

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