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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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Driverless Car Completes Historic Cross-Country Trip
By Steve Crowe · 31 March, 2015 • Delphi Automotive's self-driving car completed its 3,500-mile trip from San Francisco to New York, setting the North America record for longest drive ever by a driverless car. No incidents were reported.
5 Experts Who Say Elon Musk is Wrong About AI
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2015 • Will artificial intelligence help improve the human race or wipe it out completely? The debate continues.
Watch the History of Robots in 10 Minutes
By Steve Crowe · 6 March, 2015 • Why don’t we have robots taking care of our every need by now? A little history of the field of robotics might help you understand how hard it is to get machines to perform tasks, and far we’ve come in just a few decades.
This Nano Drone Could Save You from a Heart Attack
By Steve Crowe · 3 March, 2015 • Researchers have developed nanometer-sized drones that deliver drugs to heal and stabilize fat deposits in arteries that could prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.
UK Re-writing Traffic Laws as Self-driving Car Tests Begin
By Steve Crowe · 19 February, 2015 • As self-driving car tests begin in the UK, the government is looking to change some of the rules of the road.
Meet the Top 50 Robotics Companies in the World
By RT Staff · 17 February, 2015 • Robotics Business Review unveils its fourth annual RBR50 list of the most influential robotics companies in the world. RBR50 companies were recognized based on their innovation, groundbreaking application, commercial success and potential, and represent many different levels and facets of the robotics ecosystem.
Robots to Run Japan’s Henn-na Hotel: No Human Employees Welcome
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2015 • A new hotel opening in Japan will be staffed completely by robots that will carry your bags, clean your room, and manage the front desk. The Henn-na Hotel will also use facial-recognition technology instead of room keys.
Google, Uber Battle Over Self-driving Taxis
By Steve Crowe · 4 February, 2015 • Uber has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University on driverless car and mapping technology, while Google, an Uber investor, is reportedly developing its own ride-sharing service.
Can AI Correctly Pick a Super Bowl Winner?
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • Microsoft's Cortana AI says the New England Patriots will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Let's see how smart artificial intelligence really is.
The Best Robots of CES 2015
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2015 • You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
Meet ChihiraAico: The Creepiest Robot of CES
By Steve Crowe · 9 January, 2015 • Toshiba's ChihiraAico humanoid robot is designed to resemble a a 32-year-old Japanese hostess that makes conversation, sings and could one day take care of people with dementia. And boy is it creepy.
Mobile Robots Invade CES
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • Acton's RocketSkates and the INMOTION V3 unicycle are some examples of the mobile robots invading CES and making smart mobility personal.
Mercedes-Benz F 015: Meet the Future Self-Driving Personal Chauffeur
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Mercedes unveiled at CES 2015 its F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car that features a "lounge-like" cabin that lets passengers interact with one another. A companion app allows the car to be remotely controlled: parked, for instance, or summoned to the front door from the garage.
Audi A7 Self-Driving Car Arrives at CES: Gamble Pays Off
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Audi's self-driving A7, named Jack, safely completed a two-day, 550-mile trip from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas in time for the kickoff of the world's largest consumer electronic event. At CES 2014, Jack failed while driving along an open stretch of freeway, requiring a human driver take the wheel.
ROBOTIS Darwin-Mini Humanoid Robot
By RT Staff · 2 January, 2015 • The ROBOTIS Darwin-Mini Humanoid Robot is a robot kit with an open source embedded board. The Darwin-Mini app uses button, gesture, voice recognition and messenger to control or change movements. Its parts are also 3D printable.

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