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Four short links: 6 October 2016

Maps, Manufacturing, Bias, and Vulnerabilities Introducing Cartographer -- Google open sources a SLAM library. SLAM algorithms combine data from various sensors (e.g. LIDAR, IMU and cameras) to simultaneously compute the position of the sensor and a map of the robot's surroundings. Comes with prebuilt ROS integation. Why Are Politicians So Obsessed with Manufacturing? (NY Times) -- From an economic perspective, however, there can be no revival of American manufacturing, because there has been no collapse.
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