Building The Pathfinder Rover
February 2012, Page 47
This winning design from the 2011 Digilent Design Contest explores the idea of creating a versatile, minimalist, and low cost platform that can replace humans in hostile environments.
2016 is the year of the chat bot — a forecast supported in part by the launch of messenger bots for Facebook and Microsoft platforms, among others. Chat bots — introduced nearly 50 years ago — are software agents that can create text dialogue that resembles something that a human might produce. I expect this latest generation of chatter bots — tied to voice recognition and generation — to make a significant impact in the self-driving car market.