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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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Through this demonstration testing, Honda will verify the value of ASIMO as a robot that can autonomously explain things to people through a variety of pre-loaded explanations, leveraging the advantage of a robot, memory capability, by using multiple sensors to presume the needs of people and then explaining things in an easy-to-understand manner.
During the late '90s, the unemployed workers movement attempted to organize autonomously from leftist political parties and the populism of Peronism.
Under the FCS ANS program, General Dynamics Robotic Systems will be responsible for the design, development, integration, testing and manufacture of a system that is capable of autonomously controlling any of several vehicles designated by the Army, including the Multi-functional Utility Logistics Equipment (MULE) platform, the Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle, and the Manned Ground Vehicle.
Tokyo, Japan) has patented a coryneform bacterium in which a DNA fragment is incorporated into its chromosome is prepared by (a) obtaining a recombinant plasmid through ligation of a DNA fragment having a sequence homologous to a gene present on a chromosome of a coryneform bacterium to a plasmid that has a wild-type replication control region segment of a particular nucleotide sequence including a mutation and is autonomously replicable in a coryneform bacterium cell at a culture temperature lower than 31 degree(s) C.
The various companies that made up the FTE network had functioned fairly autonomously until recently, but it is reported that FTE will consolidate and vertically integrate the company with many operations centralized in Boulder.
subsidiaries is not uncommon, especially when the subsidiaries are engaged in separate lines of business and the foreign parent wishes to operate the subsidiaries autonomously.
The work may take us closer to producing robots that can autonomously change their size, shape and function.
The automaker is planning to launch two related technologies by the end of 2016, including a fully-automated parking system and a 'traffic-jam pilot', a feature that autonomously drives in congested traffic.
The proposed multipurpose Oka-T-MKS space lab will operate autonomously in orbit, periodically docking with the International Space Station for the ISS crew to service its scientific research equipment and conduct refueling and other operations.
During the site visits, DARPA officials evaluated the capability of each team's vehicle to autonomously navigate a narrow 200-meter course that contained turns and randomly placed obstacles.
14 South Networks' technology has paved the way for the first and only security appliance blade that operates autonomously within any industry-standard server with no changes to the server or client systems or network infrastructure.

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