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Uber Opening Robotics Research Facility In Pittsburgh To Build Self-Driving Cars

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Driver-on-demand service Uber is building a robotics research lab in Pittsburgh, PA to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development,” sources close to the decision have confirmed to TechCrunch. They say the company has hired talent from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, including lead engineering and commercialization experts. No one at Carnegie Mellon…


My Superbowl Rooting Release Notes

Since my Bears remain nowhere in sight of the playoffs, I need to prepare some release notes on my rooting plans for this Super Bowl. In honor of CenturyLink Field and my CenturyLink colleagues in Seattle who are rabid Seahawk fans, I am rooting for the Seahawks in the first half. In honor of my early…