Volume 54 Issue 1 • January 2017

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Follow That…Robo-taxi [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Self-driving cars and trucks are on the move [Spectral Lines]

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  • The ising on the computer chip [News]

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  • Motion-planning chip speeds robots

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  • Electric fields fight deadly brain tumors [News]

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  • Big data vs. bad air [News]

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  • DIY film digitizer [Resources]

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  • Engineers with disabilities: inveterate problem solvers [Resources_Careers]

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  • A chip to protect the internet of things [Resources_Beyond the datasheet]

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  • Bowers & Wilkins P9 signature headphones [Resources_Review]

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  • Grid electricity storage: size matters [Opinnion]

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  • Cozying Up to Complexity [Reflections]

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  • Here are some of the technologies you’ll be reading about this year

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 25
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    Cartoonist Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame once remarked, “The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.” And that is the essence of this annual challenge for IEEE Spectrum’s editors: Each January we offer you a preview of some key technological developments that we anticipate for the coming year. View full abstract»

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  • Hail, robo-taxi! [Top Tech 2017]

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    Take a short walk through Singapore’s city center and you’ll cross a helical bridge modeled on the structure of DNA, pass a science museum shaped like a lotus flower, and end up in a towering grove of artificial Supertrees that pulse with light and sound. It’s no surprise, then, that this is the first city to host a fleet of autonomous taxis. View full abstract»

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  • A make-or-break year for artificial hearts [Top Tech 2017]

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    The human heart is a marvel of engineering. Inside the chest of the average adult, that hard-working muscle beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping blood through arteries that branch up toward the brain and twine down to the toes. View full abstract»

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  • Air traffic control for delivery drones [Top Tech 2017]

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    In 2013, shortly before Christmas, Amazon.com released a video depicting its plans to speed packages to their destinations using small drones. Some commentators said it was just a publicity stunt. But the notion began to seem less far-fetched when Google revealed its own drone-based delivery effort in 2014, something it calls Project Wing. And in the early months of 2016, DHL actually integrated d... View full abstract»

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  • Employee of the month. Every month [Top Tech 2017]

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    Sami Haddadin once attached a knife to a robot manipulator and programmed it to impale his arm. No, it wasn’t a daredevil stunt. He was demonstrating how a new force-sensing control scheme he designed was able to detect the contact and instantly stop the robot, as it did. View full abstract»

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  • Augmented reality: forget the glasses

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    In mid-2014, Magic Leap began teasing us with visions of realistic baby elephants playing in the palms of our hands, promising to soon unveil a mind-blowing augmented reality technology that would dramatically change the worlds of both entertainment and computing. Investors have ponied up an astounding US $1.39 billion so far to own a piece of this AR future, according to Crunchbase. View full abstract»

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  • Face recognition tech goes on trial [Top Tech 2017]

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    Nimesh Patel, aggrieved user of Facebook and Illinois resident, isn't naive: He well understands that the social networking company collects information about him. But Facebook went too far for his liking when it collected certain intimate details about his physiognomy, such as how many millimeters of skin lie between his eyebrows, how far the corners of his mouth extend across his cheeks, and doz... View full abstract»

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  • Deeper and cheaper machine learning [Top Tech 2017]

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    Last March, Google's computers roundly beat the world-class Go champion Lee Sedol, marking a milestone in artificial intelligence. The winning computer program, created by researchers at Google DeepMind in London, used an artificial neural network that took advantage of what's known as deep learning, a strategy by which neural networks involving many layers of processing are configured in an autom... View full abstract»

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  • Here comes 5G-whatever that is [Top Tech 2017]

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    Unlike most epochs, those of the wireless age have come and gone with convenient numerical designations. And with each came marvelous new capabilities: 2G let us all text for the first time, for example, and 3G empowered us to surf the Web. View full abstract»

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  • Boeing and spaceX vie to fly Astronauts [Top Tech 2017]

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    When Chris Ferguson commanded the final space shuttle mission in July 2011, he and his crew members left behind something on the International Space Station: a small American flag that had flown on the first shuttle mission three decades earlier. “It will hopefully maintain a position of honor until the next vehicle launched from U.S. soil brings U.S. astronauts up to dock with the space station,”... View full abstract»

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