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Dan Piraro’s “Bizarro” cartoon illustrates several real-world issues for unmanned systems.
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The OCU PROS Report Issue 43 www.CommonControlNow.com October 2013


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How to profit from a government shutdown
A government shutdown should be a Defense vendor’s busiest time. A procurement insider offers advice on how to use a slowdown to gain advantages over your competitors.
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Cartoon
Dan Piraro’s “Bizarro” cartoon illustrates several real-world issues for unmanned systems.
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Will you care too much for your man-like unmanned system?
Two articles discuss Human Robot Interactions (HRI). IEEE Spectrum worries soldiers are too attached to their UGVs. MIT Technology Review describes people’s preference for human-like & non-human robots.
Boston Dynamic’s WidCat inspires terror, awe, and yawns
Business Insider warns that the “creepy WidCat will chase you down and haunt your dreams.” IEEE Spectrum is impressed with its speed and capability, and rates it a hearty “Whoa!” FututeTense, on the other hand, is spectacularly unimpressed and calls it “a noisy, clumsy, steaming pile of junk.”