Former NASA roboticist Ayanna Howard rates 11 robots from movies and television for realism. She discusses the accuracy of "Iron Man" (2008), starring Robert Downey Jr.; "Spider-Man 2" (2004), featuring Alfred Molina; "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), with Arnold Schwarzenegger; and "Transformers" (2007). She also comments on "I, Robot" (2004), with Will Smith; Baymax from "Big Hero 6" (2014); Ava from "Ex Machina" (2014); and "Minority Report" (2002), starring Tom Cruise. Howard analyzes "Black Mirror" S4E5 (2017), "Westworld" S1E1 (2016), TARS from "Interstellar" (2014), and R2-D2 and C-3PO from "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" (1977). Howard is the dean of engineering at The Ohio State University. She was a robotics researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was the chair of interactive computing at Georgia Tech. Ayanna Howard here: https://twitter.com/robotsmarts The Ohio State University College of Engineering: https://twitter.com/OSUengineering
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- LA Times
Per usual, the internet has a lot of opinions about Brad Pitt's GQ cover. Pitt sat down with the magazine to promote his new film, "Bullet Train."
Kelly Clarkson's Ex Brandon Blackstock Makes a Home & Career Move After Moving Out of Her Montana Ranch
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David Spade Supports Viral Burger King Worker After Underwhelming Anniversary Gift: 'Keep Up the Good Work'
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- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ron Johnson now says he helped coordinate effort to pass false elector slates to Pence, but his new explanation drew a quick rebuke
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"Pretty chill way to overthrow democracy," the "Late Show" host said.
The "Late Show" host insisted that most historians agree on this one.
- Business Insider
A Snoop Dogg impersonator labelling himself 'Doop Snogg' fooled a New York NFT conference in a stunt designed to expose fakery in digital art
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Seven months after his stepdaughter Hannah and mom Sandra died days apart, Chris Daughtry said he wonders what he could have changed: “There’s always going to be reminders of what you could've done.”
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- Consequence of Sound
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Pink Serves Edgy Street Style Moment In Cropped Jacket With Baggy Denim Jeans & Towering Leopard Print Platform Boots
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