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Biden Calls Trump’s Debate Behavior a ‘National Embarrassment’

(Bloomberg) — Democratic nominee Joe Biden called out President Donald Trump for his conduct at the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, calling his behavior a “national embarrassment.”

“I kind of thought, at one point, maybe I shouldn’t say this, but the president of the United States conducted himself the way he did — I think it was just a national embarrassment,” Biden said Wednesday while campaigning in Alliance, Ohio, the second stop on his train tour across Ohio and Pennsylvania.



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Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at an Amtrak station in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 30.

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Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden and moderator Chris Wallace during Tuesday’s debate, creating a chaotic environment as the president delivered false statements and personal attacks against Biden and his family. Biden hit back, at times, telling the president to “shut

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Driving behavior less ‘robotic’ thanks to new Delft model

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IMAGE: The two-dimensional Driver’s Risk Field (DRF) was tested in seven scenarios
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Researchers from TU Delft have now developed a new model that describes driving behaviour on the basis of one underlying ‘human’ principle: managing the risk below a threshold level. This model can accurately predict human behaviour during a wide range of driving tasks. In time, the model could be used in intelligent cars, to make them feel less ‘robotic’. The research conducted by doctoral candidate Sarvesh Kolekar and his supervisors Joost de Winter and David Abbink will be published in Nature Communications on Tuesday 29 September 2020.

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Driving behaviour is usually described using models that predict an optimum path. But this is not how people actually drive. ‘You don’t always adapt your driving behaviour to stick to one optimum path,’ says researcher Sarvesh Kolekar from the Department of Cognitive Robotics. ‘People

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