Professor cleared of inappropriate relationship with China offered position back at University of Tennessee

Professor cleared of inappropriate relationship with China offered position back at University of Tennessee

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick said in a letter Thursday Anming Hu could have his job back with tenure an as engineering professor, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported, according to the AP.

He was also given support for his work visa, back pay, payment for an immigration attorney and $200,000 over the next three years to get his research started again.

How to Defeat a Boston Dynamics Robot in Mortal Combat

How to Defeat a Boston Dynamics Robot in Mortal Combat

On Twitter, @LenKusov pointed out some highlights from the manual, starting with the removable lithium-ion battery pack. (A lot of what you need to know is in the battery section of the manual.) They theorize that if you can flip the thing on its back or otherwise reach its underbelly, you could grab the battery pack’s handle and pull it out, disabling the robot. The whole thread reads like directions for taking out a machine in Horizon Zero Dawn, but that’s just the world we’re living these days.

“PSA: if you or someone nearby are being brutalized by a police Spot robot and can get a hand or something underneath, grab this handle and yank it forward,” LenKusov wrote. “This releases the battery, instantly disabling the robot. Keep your hands away from joints, Spot WILL crush your fingers.”

SCREENSHOT VIA BOSTON DYMANICS

[2019] The Man Who Took China to Space

The Man Who Took China to Space

Visa restrictions and paranoia don’t add to America’s appeal. For tech talent, China is more appealing than it was in 1955, and Washington needs to put serious thought into keeping them in the United States. Rather than blindly labeling students as intellectual property thieves, the United States should reiterate its value of openness—an advantage over its adversaries—by retaining the Chinese talent that it needs to compete in the global economy. Otherwise, the Hsue-Shen Tsiens of the future will be working in Shanghai, not Silicon Valley.