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Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars: Everything You Need to Know
The Department of Transportation has published its federal guidelines on how to safely integrate and regulate self-driving cars onto our roads. And the guidelines clearly show the federal government is in favor of self-driving cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationThe Economics of Self-Driving Taxis
Self-driving taxis will operate at a very low per-mile and capital cost, which means in a competitive market, it will be available at a price that easily competes with private car ownership, and even subsidized bus rides. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationStarship Delivery Robots Find Mothership in Mercedes ‘Robovan’
Starship Technologies and Mercedes-Benz Vans are teaming up on delivery robots with the new Robovan semi-autonomous transportation system. Instead of completing door-to-door delivery, the vans will drive to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the Starship delivery robots in the final step for on-demand delivery. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation$250K Self-Driving Bus Shuttling Passengers in Australia
A self-driving bus will shuttle passengers along a 1.6-mile route in Australia. The bus, which can transport up to 11 passengers and has a maximum speed of 28 MPH. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWiBotic Developing Wireless Battery Charger for Robots
WiBotic is developing a wireless charging system that autonomously charges aerial, mobile and aquatic robots. Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Mobile Robots · Future Tech6 Awesome DIY Walking Robots
Whether your walking robot has two, four or six legs, there are lots of ways to approach building it. Here's a roundup of DIY walking robots to get your creative juices flowing. Future TechRay Kurzweil on Self-Driving Cars Making Life-and-Death Decisions
How self-driving cars make life-and-death decisions is a major question that remains unanswered. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationnuTonomy Self-Driving Taxis Giving Rides in Singapore
nuTonomy, founded by two researchers from MIT, began testing a free self-driving taxi service in a small business district in Singapore. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationProgramming Self-Driving Cars to Make Ethical Decisions
Engineers at Stanford University shed some light on what goes into programming self-driving cars to make ethical decisions. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSwiss Post Testing Starship Technologies Delivery Robots
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. Future TechUber Self-Driving Cars Going Full Throttle with Otto, Volvo Deals
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. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationNASA Space Robot Needs Your Help Preparing for Mars
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. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsUniform Self-Driving Car Regulations the Wrong Approach
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. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationTesla Autopilot 2.0 a Step Closer to Autonomous Driving
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. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGoogle Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash
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. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
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WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
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Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...