Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google’s autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating 5 million of them by releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them. Now the company is shifting gear by moving into cargo hauling.
XPrize contests are nothing if not examples of big picture thinking. The organization has just announced a new initiative to accelerate the development of real-life robotic avatars, which could one day be used to remotely carry out tasks like care-giving or disaster relief from miles away.
Prompting speculation about what a flying sports car could actually look like.
A burger-flipping robot named Flippy is now cooking up hamburgers at a fast food restaurant called Caliburger. Continue reading “Flippy the Burger Flipping Robot Is Now Cooking at the CaliBurger Fast Food Chain”
CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin took a ride in the Method-2, the South Korean robot that Jeff Bezos took for a spin last year and called “awesome.”
THE Pentagon has added to its arsenal of autonomous killer robots with a dune buggy capable of driving itself.
We’ve been keeping a keen eye on the progress of the Workhorse SureFly, and now the stage is set for its big debut. The two-seat octocopter is preparing to make its first test flight, after receiving official approval from the local authorities to lift off at CES in Las Vegas next week.
It may look like the latest SUV, but the first vehicle from automotive startup Byton is more an SIV, a “Smart Intuitive Vehicle.” Hopefully that acronym and description experience quick deaths while the startup’s vision for smart, connected mobility lives on and evolves into reality.
The much-awaited reveal of the Tesla Semi electric truck took place in typical Elon Musk style. Speculation prior to the presentation was substantially exceeded with its claimed range well beyond the 300 miles (500 km) expected.
“The truthful answer is we won’t need as many people.”