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Coordinating Robots Across Town and Across Country

Almost a year ago, Bern Grush warned that cities weren’t ready for sidewalk robots. This was reinforced a few months ago in a post on a neighborhood social media site where some pretty funny comments were made about an unexpected little robot plying the streets. In this neighborhood, like many, the sidewalk infrastructure is decrepit […]

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Alan Weissberger Technology

Summary of IEEE Ethical Standards for Robotics and AI

by Alan J Weissberger Introduction: Should robots and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to improve the human condition and enhance productivity or are they only to be used to increase revenue and profits for the companies pursuing those technologies?  Can they be trusted to make decisions without human intervention?  What about robotic or AI accidents/mishaps? […]

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Ericsson accelerates move to software & systems integration with Telcordia

Ericsson is paying $1.15 billion to acquire Telcordia Technologies Inc in a debt free, cash-only deal. Formerly known as BellCore or Bell Communications Research, Telcordia has been up for sale for some time by it’s financial industry owners- Providence Equity Partners LLC and Warburg Pincus LLC. Please refer to this article for background information: Telcordia […]

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Alan Weissberger

ITU-R Progresses LTE Advanced and WiMax 2.0 as 4G RAN standards

Introduction: Did you think the version of LTE being deployed this year and next (3GPP Release-8) and Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) were 4G technologies?  They're actually both 3G technologies which are included in ITU-R M.1457-9 Detailed specifications of the terrestrial radio interfaces of International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). In reality, it's the ITU-R's IMT Advanced family of recommendations that […]

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New ITU-T Focus Group May Set Framework for Cloud Computing

Introduction- The need for Cloud Computing Standards   Cloud computing deployments are being announced on an almost daily basis.  Cloud computing speeds and streamlines application deployment without upfront capital costs for servers and storage. For this reason, many enterprises, governments and network/service providers are now considering adopting cloud computing to provide more efficient and cost […]

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