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Toyota's gliding 'human support robot' can pick up after elderly, help the sick

...current price.Ikeda showed how HSR can be controlled relatively easily by tapping on a tablet device, to fetch a TV remote-controller.The 135 centimeter (four-foot-four) tall robot has several cameras, including two on its head that look like its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-30/toyotas-gliding-human-supp
Police deploy Tasers to stop Augusta man after eluding for allegedly stealing Wii controllers

An Augusta man was tased twice and arrested Monday after attempting to steal two Nintendo Wii controllers from Wal-Mart.Approximately 5:01 p.m., deputies responded to 3209 Deans Bridge Road, where 35-year-old Dwayne Stanford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-11/augusta-man-tased-afte
Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

...out.It takes 4½ hours for signals to travel one-way between New Horizons and flight controllers, the speed of light. The last time controllers heard from the spacecraft was Monday night, according to plan, and everything looked good...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-14/pluto-close-spacecraft-mak
Plane collision that killed father and son 2nd fatal tragedy for their family in days

...Johnson was flying solo, practicing instrument approaches to a military base and was communicating with Charleston air traffic controllers, according to Col. Stephen Jost, commander of the 20th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base.Jost said he thought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-08/plane-collision-killed-father
Pilot reported problems before fatal Atlanta crash

ATLANTA - Federal authorities say the pilot of a small plane radioed air traffic controllers, saying he was struggling to gain altitude seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, killing all four onboard. A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-19/pilot-reported-problems-fata
Controllers ready spacecraft for Christmas landing on Mars

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Controllers of Europe's first Mars mission...and begin sending a signal to let controllers know it has safely touched down...it will be several hours before controllers get a chance to confirm its landing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/25/liv_394991.shtml
Life & style
Barrow helped air traffic controllers

Air traffic controllers in Augusta and the flying public owe...return the FAA and the air traffic controllers back to the bargaining table. While...impose a contract on our nation's controllers is a safe or smart way to address...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/17/let_85662.shtml
Letters
Ground controllers take over new robot arm

...With astronauts standing by like traffic cops, ground controllers nudged a 5-foot, experimental robot arm back and forth...11/2 -foot box and open a small, hinged door. Ground controllers skipped these tests and instead focused on simple movements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/14/tec_212959.shtml
XXX Technology
F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane in South Carolina

...pilot was flying solo practicing instrument approaches to a military base and was communicating with Charleston air traffic controllers, military officials said.Col. Stephen Jost, commander of the 20th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air force Base, said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-07/f-16-fighter-jet-smashed-small-plan
Man, 68, son, 30, named plane crash victims

...Johnson was flying solo, practicing instrument approaches to a military base and was communicating with Charleston air traffic controllers, military officials said. Jost said he thought it was overcast at the time of the collision, but he was not aware of any...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-08/man-68-son-named-plane-crash