The Statesman’s first ever Tech Issue gives readers a look at the latest technology news on the Stony Brook campus. See below to read about self driving cars, online dating, robots and more.
Robot Design Team competes to build rovers for Mars
Stony Brook University’s Robot Design Team is building a robot to compete in the University Rover Challenge, a competition to build a rover equipped to explore Mars. Read the story.
Innovation Lab gives students tools to create
Stony Brook University’s Innovation Lab is a place where students can participate in laser cutting, 3D printing, digital design, fabrication and sewing. Located on the second floor of Harriman Hall, the Innovation Lab also offers student-led training sessions for the usage of the machines. Read the story.
Stony Brook incubator helps start-ups adapt to business world
The Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI), located on the Stony Brook University campus, has been a congregation spot for start-up companies, providing office and lab spaces with campus resources in close proximity. Read the story.
Self-driving vehicles are a window to the future
Driverless cars just make sense. Besides the time saved by not driving, I save even more when I don’t have to park – I can have my car search for spots while I relax and when I need it later, I can have it pick me up. On highways, my car would be able to communicate with others to drive faster with less traffic and more safety. Read the story.
Online dating is destroying our love lives
I would rather be asked out on a date or for my number in person than online. We deserve more than a swipe right with a pick-up line about having sex or someone pretending to be interested in us when their account is to spam people. Read the story.
We can educate around automation
Unless you used to work in a steel mill, the prospect of losing your job to a robot might sound like the dissociated musing of some science fiction writer. For most Americans, automation is like the nuclear fusion of the job market: it’s always coming, but it’s never quite here. That might already be changing. Read the story.