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Submission + - Autonomous Cars Can Pick You Up (ibtimes.com)

RedEaredSlider writes: Imagine arriving at the airport and calling a cab with your tablet that takes you to your destination — without a driver.

Robot taxis have been a science-fiction staple, but one of the biggest obstacles has been that computers aren't very good at certain tasks — usually dealing with the chaotic terrain of a city street. A group at Autonomos Labs at the Free University of Berlin, led by artificial intelligence professor Raul Rojas, has managed to change that, building a car that can respond to a summons from an iPad.

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