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  • The Lies that Powered the Invention of Pong January 15, 2022
    In 1971 video games were played in computer science laboratories when the professors were not looking—and in very few other places. In 1973 millions of people in the United States and millions of others around the world had seen at least one video game in action. That game was Pong.Two electrical engineers were responsible for […]
  • Video Friday: Guitar Bot January 14, 2022
    Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):ICRA 2022: 23–27 May 2022, PhiladelphiaERF 2022: 28–30 June 2022, Rotterdam, GermanyCLAWAR […]
  • Learn About the Candidates Running for 2023 President-Elect January 13, 2022
    The IEEE Board of Directors has nominated Life Fellow Thomas Coughlin and Senior Members Kathleen Kramer and Maike Luiken as candidates for IEEE president-elect. IEEE Life Fellow Kazuhiro Kosuge is seeking to be a petition candidate.Other members who want to become a petition candidate still may do so by submitting their intention to elections@ieee.org by […]
  • Unitree’s AlienGo Quadruped Can Now Wield a Lightsaber January 13, 2022
    Unitree Robotics, well known for providing affordable legged robots along with questionable Star Wars–themed promotional videos, has announced a brand-new, custom-made, 6-degree-of-freedom robotic arm intended to be mounted on the back of its larger quadrupeds. Also, it will save humanity from Sith from Mars, or something. This, we should point out, is not the first […]
  • Physicists Spin Up Quantum Tornadoes January 13, 2022
    Shrink down to the level of atoms and you enter the quantum world, so supremely weird that even a physicist will sometimes gape. Hook that little world to our big, classical one, and a cat can be both alive and dead (sort of). “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics,” […]

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