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Stanford's robotic VW Touareg -- Winner of 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge
"We have no intent to kill anybody."

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By cpeter38 on 2/17/2006 2:17:27 PM , Rating: 2
The problem lies with the programming and outside factors(although I would most definitely not want to be legally liable for the hardware). The number of variables and the sheer randomness of human interaction with the programming would be extremely difficult to handle in the best of circumstances.

Adding the U.S. legal environment to the mix is too much unless there is a legal limit to liability (remember, the U.S. legal system awarded Michelle Knepper $1.575 Million from the PHONE COMPANY because she got bad liposuction from a dermatologist. You might ask why the phone company was at fault - answer - they did not check to make sure he was Board Certified when he placed his advertisement in the phone book [and neither did she]).

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