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Otto Self-Driving Truck Makes First Delivery: 51,744 Beers
An Otto self-driving truck made its first delivery, driving 51,744 cans of Budweiser 120 miles through Colorado, marking the first time commercial cargo was delivered by a self-driving truck. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAll Teslas Will Have Built-in Self-Driving Hardware
Tesla will produce its cars with all the "hardware needed for full self-driving capability." However, the self-driving system won't be turned on until further testing is performed. This is a major move for Tesla as it moves away from the semi-autonomous nature of its Autopilot system to a fully autonomous system. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationnuTonomy Self-Driving Car Hits Truck in Singapore
As it tried to change lanes, a nuTonomy self-driving car hit a truck in Singapore Tuesday. Nobody was injured in the accident. This is the first self-driving car accident in Singapore. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWhy SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsSelf-Driving Bicycle Hopes to Change Public Transit
The University of Washington Bothell is building a self-driving bicycle that can travel 30 MPH with a 15-mile range. The team claims the self-driving bicycle "could get riders from A to B faster than a self-driving car, and at a tenth of the cost." Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAI Helps Sports Fans Find Shortest Concession Lines
WaitTime uses cameras and artificial intelligence to steer Indiana Pacers fans to the shortest concession stand lines. WaitTime's system takes pictures of the arena's concession lines 10 times per second to calculate queuing times, order completion times and the number of people who got out of line because they didn't want to wait any longer. Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future TechWatch: 60 Minutes Report on AI
60 Minutes reports on the advancement of artificial intelligence, how it's changing the world, and how its made more progress in the past five years than in the previous 50. Future TechCanvas Technology Building Indoor Autonomy
Canvas Technology, a company that's been working in stealth mode, is already demonstrating automotive-level autonomous driving and goods delivery - indoors. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch Pepper Master ‘Ball in a Cup’ Game
Pepper the humanoid robot masters the game "Ball in a Cup" in 100 attempts through trial-and-error learning. Are you impressed? Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsAuto Industry Reacts to Self-Driving Car Guidelines
Google, Tesla and Uber haven't commented on the new self-driving car guidelines, but many others have. Here's how automakers, executives, industry associations and others have reacted to the Vehicle Performance Guidance for Automated Vehicles. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationFederal Guidelines Taking Self-Driving Cars in Wrong Direction
Brad Templeton has major issues with the federal guidelines that were released for self-driving cars, saying the development of autonomous vehicles in the US may take a serious hit. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSelf-Driving Cars Need to Be More Reliable
Reliability is the underlying issue with all the challenges still facing self-driving cars. While we have seen great strides in moving towards a more autonomous and smart vehicle approach, reliability in cluttered environments and inclement weather remains an elusive goal. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGuidelines 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
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