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U.S. to allow cars without steering wheels

October 16th, 2018 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

Cars without steering wheels will be allowed under certain conditions, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said today in an 80-page report. The report gives guidelines, which are voluntary. Precise rules, which are binding, have yet to be spelled out. But the policy clearly is to cut rules whenever possible while reserving the […]

Watch this humanoid robot install drywall

October 9th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot from Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute that can perform common construction tasks including — as we see above — install drywall. HRP-5P — maybe we can call it Herb? — uses environmental measurement, object detection and motion planning to perform various tasks. In this video we see […]

New Volvo Trucks autonomous semi is a cables tractor pod

October 8th, 2018 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Unlike any other autonomous semi trucks concepts out there – from Daimler Trucks, Tesla or California startup Thor – Volvo’s Vera has no driver’s cabin and looks like a flat Tesla S with space for just the powertrain and the battery pack.VOLVO Volvo Trucks, the world’s second-biggest heavy-duty truck maker behind Daimler Trucks, unveiled Wednesday […]

Startup inks ‘world’s largest deal’ for driverless grocery deliveries

September 27th, 2018 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

  Whether or not your grocery delivery arrives in a van with a driver behind the wheel may not matter much to you, but an increasing number of companies are nevertheless investing heavily in autonomous delivery vehicles in the belief that they’ll improve efficiency and create significant cost benefits in the long term. Yes, you’ll […]

10 surprising ways driverless cars will change the world

September 20th, 2018 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

When you think about the amount of time we spend behind the wheel today, whether in congestion or helping friends and family getting to and forth, being able to spend this time on other activities whilst on the move opens up a whole host of possibilities. But not only will we have more free time, […]

Siemens set to unveil world’s first autonomous tram

September 12th, 2018 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

The Germany-based automation company, Siemens, is set to unveil the world’s first autonomous tram through its division Siemens Mobility, Global Rail News reports. Siemens, alongside its development partner Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam (ViP), will present their findings at InnoTrans 2018 to show how a tram will drive autonomously in real traffic on 18-21 September.

Autonomous driving will support, not displace truckers, study says

September 6th, 2018 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

Autonomous trucks have been in the development stage for the last few years. DETROIT — It’s been long speculated that autonomous driving technology will widely displace one of the most common jobs in the U.S., truck drivers. Goldman Sachs, for instance, predicts that as autonomous vehicle technology peaks, as many as 25,000 trucker jobs could […]

Research team develops the world’s first-ever 4-D printing for ceramics

September 2nd, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a groundbreaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world’s first 4-D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics. Ceramic has a high melting point, […]

The Marines 3D printed a concrete barracks

August 31st, 2018 at 8:47 pm » Comments Off

Letting robots do construction jobs on the battlefield frees Marines to fight. Forging ahead with plans to have robots do “dull, dangerous and dirty” jobs, the U.S. Marine Corps used a 3D printer to create a barracks building out of concrete. The process, which took less than two days, created a hardened living space capable […]

General Drones’ Auxdron Lifeguard UAV rescues swimmer in Spain

August 29th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

A group of seven swimmers was in trouble when an undertow whisked them off to sea. Fortunately, a lifeguard drone was deployed to the rescue. When a group of seven swimmers found themselves carried off into the ocean by an undertow in Valencia, Spain Wednesday, time was of the essence. Though they successfully managed to […]

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