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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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Aftermath of the Deadly Tesla Autopilot Crash
By Steve Crowe · 1 July, 2016 • Witnesses to the aftermath of deadly Tesla said Autopilot continued to drive the Model S for hundreds of yards.
Autopilot Never Designed to Avoid Scenario of Fatal Accident
By Steve Crowe · 1 July, 2016 • Mobileye said its technology that powers Tesla Autopilot wasn't designed to handle the scenario that led to the first fatal accident involving a self-driving car.
Tesla Autopilot Involved in First Fatal Self-Driving Car Accident
By Brad Templeton · 1 July, 2016 • The Autopilot sensors on a Tesla Model S failed to distinguish a white tractor-trailer crossing the highway against a bright sky, resulting in the first fatal car accident involving a self-driving car.
Missy Cummings: Self-Driving Cars Need to Happen
By RT Staff · 1 July, 2016 • The head of Duke University's robotics program weighs in on whether self-driving cars will overcome a fatal accident, the irresponsibility of Tesla's Autopilot system, and when she'll be ready to adopt an autonomous vehicle.
Google: ‘Stop Freaking Out’ About AI
By Steve Crowe · 29 June, 2016 • Eric Schmidt writes that artificial intelligence "has the potential not only to free us from the negative, but to enhance what’s most positive about us as human beings."
Google’s Top 5 AI Safety Concerns
By Steve Crowe · 24 June, 2016 • Google outlines outlines its top five safety concerns as artificial intelligence is applied in more general circumstances.
TV Shows Help Build Algorithm That Predicts Human Interactions
By Adam Conner-Simons & Rachel Gordon | CSAIL · 21 June, 2016 • MIT's CSAIL have used TV shows such as "The Office" to train a deep-learning based vision algorithm to more accurately predict human interactions. The researchers say this could help build smarter robots.
NASA Valkyrie Robots Prepare for Life on Mars
By Oliver Mitchell · 17 June, 2016 • NASA originally designed Valkyrie to compete in DARPA’s Disaster-Relief Robotics Contest in 2015, but after losing the competition, NASA pivoted to craft their robots into a new kind of space mechanic.
Podcast: Talking Self-Driving Cars with Brad Templeton
By Steve Crowe · 17 June, 2016 • Brad Templeton joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss self-driving cars, including looming federal regulations, Google vs. Tesla, convolutional neural networks and fatal accidents.
Pepper Robots Working at Belgian Hospitals
By Steve Crowe · 14 June, 2016 • Two of Belgium's hospitals have installed Pepper robots in their receptions areas for trials. The robots will help patients in Ostend and Liege.
How AI is Making Self-Driving Cars Smarter
By Peter Els · 14 June, 2016 • The stage is set for artificial intelligence to dominate our roads. Here's how artificial intelligence is improving self-driving cars.
MIT’s AI Passes Turing Test for Sound
By RT Staff · 13 June, 2016 • A deep-learning algorithm from MIT CSAIL passed the Turing Test for sound, leading researchers to believe this could improve robots’ abilities to interact with their surroundings.
Top 5 AI Gaming Machines of All-Time
By Jeremy S. Cook · 10 June, 2016 • These five AI gaming machines have either conquered humans or are well on their way.
Nao, Pepper Robots Teaching in Singapore
By Steve Crowe · 7 June, 2016 • The popular Nao and Pepper robots are teaching students at two schools in Singapore to see how robots can be used to teach children in interactive ways.
Has Tesla Lapped Google in Self-Driving Car Race?
By Brad Templeton · 6 June, 2016 • Tesla customers have driven more than 100 million on Autopilot. That's a lot of self-driving miles, but is it enough to give Tesla the edge over Google in self-driving car development?

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