Volume 53 Issue 6 • June 2016

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  • IEEE Spectrum [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Into the woods [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Building robots we can trust: The hard work of integrating robots into our world [Spectral Lines]

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  • 3 ways to bridge the digital divide [News]

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  • The troubled link between gas and electricity grids [News]

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  • The blockchain has a dark side [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • "Brainprint" biometric id hits 100% accuracy [News]

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  • A digital movie camera with vintage lenses: Capture the 8-mm film look of yesteryear with a Pi [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Nervana systems: Turning neural networks into a service [Resources_Startups]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 19
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  • They're alive! At a classic computer festival, enthusiasts keep retro hardware running [Resources_Geek Life]

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  • The future of augmented reality: Hololens - Microsoft's AR headset shines despite rough edges [Resources_Tools and Toys]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 21
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  • Heating houses: Running out of combustion efficiency [Numbers Don't Lie]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 22
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  • Are you master of your own stuff? [Technically Speaking]

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  • Can we trust robots? [Special Report]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):26 - 27
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    IN POPULAR CULTURE, robots tend to be either faultlessly loyal Victorian butlers or duplicitous psychopathological killers. Consider C3PO in Star Wars and Ava in Ex Machina. Or Robby in Forbidden Planet and HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. View full abstract»

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  • Can you program ethics into a self-driving car?

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):28 - 58
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    IT'S 2034. A drunken man walking along a sidewalk at night trips and falls directly in front of a driverless car, which strikes him square on, killing him instantly. Had a human been at the wheel, the death would have been considered an accident because the pedestrian was clearly at fault and no reasonable person could have swerved in time. But the "reasonable person" legal standard for driver neg... View full abstract»

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  • Doc bot preps for the O.R.

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    INSIDE THE GLISTENING RED CAVE of the patient's abdomen, surgeon Michael Stifelman carefully guides two robotic arms to tie knots in a piece of thread. He manipulates a third arm to drive a suturing needle through the fleshy mass of the patient's kidney, stitching together the hole where a tumor used to be. The final arm holds the endoscope that streams visuals to Stifelman's display screens. Each... View full abstract»

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  • When robots decide to kill

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):38 - 43
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    CZECH WRITER KAREL CAPEK'S 1920 play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), which famously introduced the word robot to the world, begins with synthetic humans-the robots from the title-toiling in factories to produce low-cost goods. It ends with those same robots killing off the human race. Thus was born an enduring plot line in science fiction: robots spiraling out of control and turning into unsto... View full abstract»

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  • Fly the electric skies

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 48
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    If you fly one of today's small piston-powered planes, you will burn many gallons of fuel per hour and suffer through the noise equivalent of a ride on a power mower. But unlike what you face while cutting your grass, if the engine quits, it means an immediate emergency landing at best and a crash at worst. Fortunately, it's now possible to envision replacing those noisy gas guzzlers of the sky wi... View full abstract»

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  • Mules on a mountain

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):50 - 56
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    It's launch day for NASA's latest mission, code-named Olympex, and the weather is soggy–a drenching rain with high winds expected. While technicians secure the payload and scientists guard their instruments, researcher Matt Wingo is keeping an eye on the forecast. "Perfect," he murmurs. View full abstract»

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  • Does this make me look fat? [Past Forward]

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