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Toyota T-HR3 Humanoid Uses VR to Mimic Humans

Toyota’s third-generation humanoid robot, the T-HR3, uses a force feedback-enabled control system, an HTC Vive VR headset, "data glove" and torque servos to mimic the movements of a human user.
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Ray Kurzweil on Self-Driving Cars Making Life-and-Death Decisions
By Steve Crowe · 25 August, 2016 • How self-driving cars make life-and-death decisions is a major question that remains unanswered.
nuTonomy Self-Driving Taxis Giving Rides in Singapore
By Steve Crowe · 25 August, 2016 • nuTonomy, founded by two researchers from MIT, began testing a free self-driving taxi service in a small business district in Singapore.
Programming Self-Driving Cars to Make Ethical Decisions
By RT Staff · 23 August, 2016 • Engineers at Stanford University shed some light on what goes into programming self-driving cars to make ethical decisions.
Swiss Post Testing Starship Technologies Delivery Robots
By Steve Crowe · 23 August, 2016 • Switzerland’s national postal service, Swiss Post, will in September 2016 start testing Starship Technologies delivery robots. If all goes well, Swiss Post said it could officially start using delivery robots in as early as three years.
Uber Self-Driving Cars Going Full Throttle with Otto, Volvo Deals
By Steve Crowe · 18 August, 2016 • Uber announced a $300 million deal with Volvo, the launch of a self-driving car service in Pittsburgh, and the acquisition self-driving truck startup Otto.
NASA Space Robot Needs Your Help Preparing for Mars
By Steve Crowe · 18 August, 2016 • NASA's Space Robotics Challenge offers a $1 million prize purse for teams that program a virtual Robonaut 5 robot through a series of complex tasks in a simulated Mars habitat.
Uniform Self-Driving Car Regulations the Wrong Approach
By Brad Templeton · 12 August, 2016 • Jurisdictional competition is a good thing, particularly with emerging technologies such as self-driving cars. Let some states do it wrong, and others do it better. Innovation requires variety.
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 a Step Closer to Autonomous Driving
By Steve Crowe · 12 August, 2016 • Tesla Autopilot 2.0 is reportedly coming soon, and it will feature a new front-facing triple camera array and additional radar to achieve level 3 autonomous driving.
Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash
By Steve Crowe · 4 August, 2016 • Due to the semi-autonomous nature of Tesla Autopilot, a Google self-driving car executive says it was the responsibility of Joshua Brown, who was killed in an accident while his Model S was on Autopilot, to be cautious.
Delphi Self-Driving Taxis Will be Tested in Singapore
By Steve Crowe · 1 August, 2016 • Delphi has partnered with the Singapore Land Transport Authority in one of the first real-world tests of self-driving rides on demand.
Mobileye, Tesla End Self-Driving Car Relationship
By Steve Crowe · 26 July, 2016 • Mobileye, the largest supplier of camera-based advanced driver assistance safety systems, will no longer work with Tesla on its Autopilot system beyond the current product cycle.
Tesla Self-Driving Buses, Trucks Part of Musk’s Master Plan
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2016 • Elon Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux includes Tesla self-driving trucks and buses, both of which are in the early stages of development and should be unveiled some time in 2017.
Why Tesla Autopilot Should be Disabled
By Steve Crowe · 14 July, 2016 • Consumer watchdog Consumer Reports is urging Tesla to disable its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system following a series of crashes, one of which was fatal. Consumer Reports says that "consumers should never be guinea pigs for vehicle safety 'beta' programs."
Nissan ProPilot Eerily Similar to Tesla Autopilot
By Steve Crowe · 14 July, 2016 • Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system automatically controls the distance between the vehicle and the preceding vehicle, using a speed preset by the driver. ProPilot also keeps the car in the middle of the highway lane by reading lane markers and controlling steering, even through curves.
Tesla Autopilot Causes 2 More Accidents
By Steve Crowe · 12 July, 2016 • A Tesla Model X driving on Autopilot crashed on Montana State Highway 2 while driving between 55-60 MPH. Neither the driver nor his passenger were injured in the accident, but it was serious enough to destroy the car.

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