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au·ton·o·mous

(aw-ton'ō-mŭs),
Having independence or freedom from control by external forces or, in a narrow sense, by the cerebrospinal nerve centers.

autonomous

[ôton′əməs]
Etymology: Gk, autos, self, nomos, law
being functionally independent.

autonomous

adjective Capable of independent action; referring to or having decision-making latitude.

au·ton·o·mous

(aw-tonŏ-mŭs)
Having independence or freedom from control by external forces or, in a narrow sense, by the cerebrospinal nerve centers.
Compare: heteronomous
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The helicopter will carry the Land Tamer in a sling, autonomously find a good landing spot, lower the vehicle to the ground and release it.
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The real breakthrough here is the ability to run multiple security applications autonomously but still directly attached to the host.
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The vehicles will be required to autonomously obey traffic laws while merging into moving traffic, negotiate busy intersections and avoid other vehicles, buildings and barriers.
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A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is preparing to ship a robot to Antarctica to autonomously search for meteorites.
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Our X-45 unmanned combat air system will locate and identify a threat autonomously and destroy it with precision weapons, and then stay in the area to improve battle space awareness as a key node in the network-centric environment,'' said Darryl Davis, Boeing JUCAS X-45 vice president and program manager.

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