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ICYMI: Trusting robots too much, automated garbage and more

We are happy to follow a robot's directions, no matter how nonsensical.
Kerry Davis, @mskerryd
March 1, 2016
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ICYMI: Trusting Robots Too Much, Automated Garbage and More

Today on In Case You Missed It: The Georgia Tech Research Institute studied how people would react to a robot with clearly labeled 'emergency guide' signage, during a fire drill. Researchers thought humans would ignore the robots and go straight for nearby exits, but instead, they followed the robots deeper into the building, where there was no way out.

In happier robonews, Volvo teamed with several universities to build an automated robot programmed to hang onto the back of a garbage truck, then autonomously collect garbage cans from curbs, ferrying them back and forth.

A new first-person shooter device and game is on Indiegogo that makes any smartphone a portal into an augmented reality battle in the great outdoors.

And we enjoyed this LEGO creation of part of the solar system, timed to rotate accordingly. As always, please share any interesting science or tech videos, anytime! Just tweet us with the #ICYMI hashtag to @mskerryd.

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