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7 Potential Designs for Apple’s Self-Driving Car
Apple fans speculate about what Apple's self-driving vehicle might look like. Which design is your favorite?
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Apple Self-Driving Car in the Works
Apple is looking for testing facilities for a self-driving car in the San Francisco Bay area, according to a report, which shows Project Titan is further along than anyone thought.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Meet HERMES the Humanoid Robot with Human-like Reflexes
Researchers from MIT have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human's split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
18 Pros and Cons of Google’s Restructuring for Self-Driving Cars
Brad Templeton, once a consultant for Google's self-driving car team, offers some insight on how Google's recent restructuring might impact its robocars division.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
This Might be the Most Realistic Humanoid Robot Yet
Erica, a 23-year-old humanoid robot developed by Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, understands spoken Japanese not only with audio, but with body language - blinking, moving your head, raising your eyebrows, and more.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
How MIT is Making Robot Hands More Human-Like
MIT engineers have devised a way to give more dexterity to simple robotic grippers using the environment as a helping hand. Their model predicts the force with which a robotic gripper must push against surrounding fixtures in order to adjust its grasp.
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hitchBOT Hitchhiking Robot Found Headless
After just two weeks and 300 miles into its journey, the hitchBOT robot was found headless and beaten to a pulp in Philadelphia.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
MIT SLAM System Helps Robots Better Identify Objects
MIT recently demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways. The system uses SLAM information to augment existing object-recognition algorithms. Its performance should thus continue to improve as computer-vision researchers develop better recognition software, and roboticists develop better SLAM software.
Future Tech · Science & Technology
Video: An Introduction to Controlling Self-Driving Cars
A new video sheds some more light on exactly how self-driving cars can follow their desired trajectories.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Do Consumers Want Self-Driving Cars?
A new study asked drivers what level of autonomy they want in cars. You might be surprised by how many said they prefer completely self-driving cars.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Video: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Injures 4
A Google self-driving Lexus SUV was rear-ended in Mountain View, Calif. All passengers complained of whiplash, while Google's SUV had slight damage to its rear bumper, while the vehicle that struck it lost its front bumper.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Robot Passes Self-Awareness Test
Uh-oh, a robot for the first time has passed a self-awareness test. The test might seem simple, but it's extremely difficult for a robot.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots · Science & Technology
Inside the Henn na Robot Hotel
The Henn na Hotel in Japan is set to open where guests check in with robots, which also deliver luggage to rooms, act as concierges and much more.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
On the Road Again: hitchBOT Hitchhikes Across America
“There’s this issue of trust in popular media where we see a lot of dystopian visions of a future with robots that have gone rogue or out of control. In this case, we’ve designed something that actually needs human empathy to accomplish its goals.”
Household · Personal Robots · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Micro-Drones Crash 90th Paris Air Show
The thought of a single, very inexpensive $1500 micro-drone going after a $60 million Russian Su-35 had Le Bourget Field abuzz with speculation.
Future Tech · Science & Technology

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