Before the robot can go to work, it must prove it can use its lasers to lead passengers through a busy airport. There's a challenge: "temporarily permanent obstacles." That means piles of luggage.
If the auto-pilot on a car fails, the person at the wheel is supposed to be alert and seize control. But when testing the technology in driving simulators, drivers tended to fall asleep.
The group consists of the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution about China's milestone.
The hotel is staffed by refugees from countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria and Algeria. It serves as a model for how to train newcomers to work in the European countries where they claim asylum.
Representatives are in Paris hammering out an agreement to cut CO2 emissions. But most of the people charged with preparing cities and towns for the worst impacts of climate change won't be there.
People who are even temporarily given the feeling that they are experts become more rigid in their thinking, and become less likely to be willing to consider new points of view, according to research.
The Obama administration is changing the system that allows travelers from Europe and elsewhere to reach the U.S. without a visa. Steve Inskeep talks to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
The plot of the new Netflix show is something rare in superhero TV or film stories: It's a tale of women banding together to stop the man who abused them. Jessica Jones is played by Krysten Ritter.
Hundreds of scientists from around the world are participating in a three-day summit in Washington, D.C., to discuss the promises and dangers of powerful new gene editing techniques.
In Paris, President Obama meets with the leaders of island nations — they are among the first to feel the effects of rising sea levels. Obama will urge the leaders to get serious about climate change.
Extensive flooding that drowned fields came on top of a summer of drought. Farming accounts for one out of every 10 jobs in the state. Many farmers will have the worst crop losses they've ever seen.
Raed Fares runs Radio Fresh, a pro-democracy media outlet in a small town in northwest Syria. Fares tells Steve Inskeep he came to Washington, D.C., to talk to politicians and government officials.
Millions of South Sudanese have been displaced by two years of civil conflict. They've lost touch with family. Now they have a rare chance to call home.
Janice Min, president of The Hollywood Reporter, tells Steve Inskeep why the magazine will stop publishing its "Women in Entertainment Power 100" list as a ranking.
Iowa provided a strong base of support for Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential race. But several factors have driven voters to candidates other than his son Rand.
A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.