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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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Indeed, the drones learned to fly autonomously in indoor environments, such as parking lots and office's corridors.
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We should permit machines to function autonomously only in areas where there is agreement among ethicists about what constitutes acceptable behavior.
These systems will allow machines to autonomously build up their own knowledge and skills from interactive experience with the real world, and share and extend their knowledge, skills and understanding with each other.
The new guidelines will require airliners to be equipped with a device that can autonomously transmit data of the plane's location at least once every minute if the plane is in a distress situation.
Amongst other systems, the "Seagull" has an automated navigation system which enables it to navigate the seas autonomously and in compliance of international maritime law, radar, on board weapons systems, day and night vision, underwater robotic capabilities, and more.
The X-47B took off and landed autonomously on separate occasions in 2013.
A backhoe loader, meanwhile, is able to align itself with the blocks autonomously, without the need for tracks.
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Andrew Turberfield and colleagues point out that other scientists have developed similar DNA-based robots, which move autonomously.
The desire to exercise more control over sensors led to new sensor architecture which can remotely monitor devices operating autonomously.

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