Driverless Trains Would Gut the Feckless RMT

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It’s less than a week since the last tube strike and underground workers have already announced two more 24 hour walkouts later this month. Tube drivers get paid £49,673 and up to 52 days holiday a year. They are striking because they don’t want the night-time tube plan to go ahead, despite being offered an above inflation pay rise, bonuses for all staff and, incredibly, a £200 per night bribe for drivers, who already work night shifts, to do a night shift.

There is of course a proven, reliable and safe solution to striking tube drivers. Driverless tubes…

There are at least 63 automated subway train systems in the world, including London’s very own Dockland’s Light Railway, which has been chugging across east London without a driver since 1987. In the only serious DLR incident that Guido can find, the train was being driven under manual control.

It’s not just the DLR: the Jubilee, Victoria and Central lines are all semi-automatic. They don’t even call their train drivers “drivers“, they are “train operators“. Their job? They literally have to press two buttons at the same time and the train drives itself. The £50,000 a year train operators also have to look after the doors…

BUTTONS TUBE

Do you want to live in a London free from the stranglehold of RMT militants? Let Boris know by signing this petition.

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Sarah Connor Terminates Twitter Banter

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Financial Times employment correspondent Sarah Connor stumbled across the story of her career today, when she found herself reporting on a robot that killed a worker at a VW plant in Germany. Coincidentally the new Terminator film is released in UK cinemas today…

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“It came from a war-torn future to destroy the past.

Its target: an ordinary woman – Sarah Connor.

Her only ally: another traveller through time…”

 

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Mega Intercontinental Robot Wars

GIANT ROBOTS

A team of American robo boffins have cobbled together a mega robot complete with paintball cannons. And they’ve challenged a Japanese robotics company to a duel…

“3… 2… 1… Activate!”

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Watch: Drunk Robots Fall Over

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Sit back and enjoy the antics of the robot competitors at this years U.S. Department of Defense’s annual Robotics Challenge Finals in Southern California, as teams of top robo boffins competed for $3.5 million in prize money. Looks like some of their balancing skills were a little rusty..

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Giant Jumping Robot Cheetahs

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Not happy with with creating an oversized terminator-style cheetah capable of running at high speeds, boffins at MIT have now taught their terrifying contraption how to jump. Check out the video below…

The robo-kitties are coming…

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Bionic Man Controls Two Robotic Arms With His Mind

Boffins at Johns Hopkins have managed to re-map the brain signals that amputee Les Baugh used to send to his arms, allowing him to control new robot arms instead. Still some way from becoming a masseuse…

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