Don't be surprised by the diminutive greeter that welcomes you to some Honda dealerships in Japan. Four-foot tall Asimo is the latest version of a humanoid robot developed by the automaker. This incarnation will recognize people it's seen before and respond to hand commands. The would-be android can also link to the Internet to provide information such as weather reports.
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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