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VIDEO: DLR’s robots vow “They’ll be back”

Remember Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics? Namely: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence […]

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Ryanair dismisses slim pickings from “fat tax”

Ryanair confirms that ‘fat tax’ is a non-runner because it’s not collectible even though many of its passengers want very large passengers to pay more. Ryanair today confirmed that it will not implement a ‘fat tax’ because there is no way to collect it without disrupting its prized 25-minute turnarounds and its online check-in process […]

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Signs of intelligence in cockpit

Artificial intelligence could soon be alerting airlines to potential problems before they jeopardise in-flight safety. The capability is being developed at the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Industrial Research (IIR) where experts use artificial intelligence techniques for industrial applications. The programme they’ve been working on analyses data recorded in an aircraft’s black box after every flight […]

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More weighty matters…

United Airlines today says it will bump severely overweight passengers from sold-out flights. Passengers who are too large to fit comfortably in a single coach seat will soon be required to buy two tickets on the next flight or upgrade to larger business class seats, if United’s flight attendants can’t find two open seats for […]

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Passenger weigh-ins? Fat chance

Passengers already have to pay for a sandwich, a cup of tea and check in luggage …and now Ryanair want its clientele to pay £1 to spend a penny.While many travellers consider using the on-board facilities as an occasional necessity rather than an extra, it seems the Irish budget airline’s chief views it as a […]

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