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Drunk Man Arrested For Tackling Parking Lot Security Robot

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Jason Sylvain, 41, attacked the crime-fighting K5 droid in the parking lot of robot manufacturer Knightscope the evening of April 19, Mountain View Police Department spokeswoman Katie Nelson told HuffPost. She said an employee for Knightscope detained Sylvain before officers got to the scene.


Waymo Is Quietly Winning The Self-Driving Car Race

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The addition of 500 vehicles will dramatically increase Waymo's ability to capture critical mapping data ― and to use that data to improve its software (read more about that here) ― launching the company even further ahead of competitors like Uber and Lyft (though probably not Tesla, which has a couple billion miles under its belt, compared with Waymo's 3 million).


11-Year-Old's Dreams Come True When He Delivers Weather Forecast On Live TV

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"We have always believed that wishes are limited only by a child's imagination," President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish New Jersey, Tom Weatherall, said in a statement. "Ryland's wish is just one example of the unique experiences our wish kids dream of. It is the ongoing efforts made day in and day out by our chapter staff, our volunteers, other Make-A-Wish chapters, our national office and our countless partners that allow kids like Ryland to choose a wish of this nature and see it come to fruition."


Engineering Students Create 1,500-Pound Rubik's Cube

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Although an expert Rubik's player can solve the puzzle in seconds, the nature of this particular cube means that even the best player will need a lot more time to finish, according to cube co-developer Ryan Kuhn.


This Burger King Ad Is Trying To Control Your Google Home Device

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The Consumer Intelligence Research, which has kept track of Amazon Echo's sales, reported in January that an estimated 8.2 million Americans own one of Amazon's devices. The market researcher, alas, does not keep track of Google's numbers. A Google spokesperson declined to comment to The Huffington Post on their Google Home sales numbers.


Uber Grounds Self-Driving Car Fleet After Serious Arizona Crash

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Uber began testing its cars in Arizona after its self-driving program was shut down in California late last year when the company failed to obtain the proper permits to operate that Google's Alphabet and other self-driving car testers in the state have done. California cracked down after Uber autonomous cars were seen breezing through red lights. The company then agreed to comply with the states rules and began again testing its cars in San Francisco earlier this month.


Man Turned An Alexa Into A Talking Skull That Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

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"I like to decorate for Halloween, including various talking skeletons that I've set up over the years," he explained in the blog. "For Christmas 2015, my wife gave me a great 3 axis talking skull with moving eyes so I could upgrade one of the skeletons from just a moving jaw skull."


Teen Engineers Build Robot Arm To Rescue Puppy Trapped In Well

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"The workers would not have been able to rescue the dog without the help of the robotic arm," members of the team told HuffPost through a publicist working for the international group FIRST, which promotes science and technology education. "Their efforts were inhibited by the depth of the well. And the fact that they couldn't dig a new hole because of concern it could cause the well to collapse entirely."


This Awesome 11-Year-Old Girl Designed A Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter

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"I hope Jordan's experience growing up and taking ownership of her differences helps encourage everyone to know a physical difference isn't the end of a world," the mom explained. "Jordan and her designs can encourage us all to take advantage of what makes us different and see the world with a new perspective. We can all build new concepts. We can all design something that makes our lives a little brighter or a little easier."


UPS Is Testing Drone Deliveries, And It's Just As Cool As You'd Hope

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"Sending a drone from a package car to make just one of those deliveries can reduce costly miles driven. This is a big step toward bolstering efficiency in our network and reducing our emissions at the same time," he said.