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Embark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto
Embark's self-driving trucks use deep neural networks to teach themselves how to drive on highways. Once they enter city limits, Embark's self-driving trucks hand control over the the human driver to drive through the city streets to the final destination.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards
Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards. Pratt won the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while Rus takes home the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education.
Education · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
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Drive.ai Self-Driving Car Handles Rainy Calif. Streets at Night
Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car drive through the dark, rainy streets of Mountain View, California, flawlessly handling a busy four-way stop sign, a car that cuts it off, and a broken red light.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Argo AI: Ford’s $1 Billion Bet on AI
Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Self-Driving Car Conquers Busy San Francisco Streets
A GM self-driving car recently conquered the busy streets of San Francisco. With no pre-planning involved, the self-driving car handled four-way stop signs, busy intersections, bikers and more.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
NASA Space Robotics Challenge Names 20 Finalists
NASA has selected the top 20 teams in the Space Robotics Challenge, which is a $1 million prize competition to develop the capabilities of humanoid robot dexterity to better enable them to work alongside and independent of astronauts in preparation for future space exploration.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Asilomar AI Principles: 23 Tips for Making AI Safe
The Asilomar AI Principles is a list of 23 guidelines that artificial intelligence researchers, scientists and lawmakers should abide by to ensure safe, ethical and beneficial use of AI.
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Comparing California’s Self-Driving Cars
We compare how self-driving cars from BMW, Bosch, Delphi, Ford, GM, Nissan, Tesla and Waymo have performed on public roads in California. See which company is crushing the competition.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
IBM: AI Will Transform Mental Health in 5 Years
IBM predicts that in five years artificial intelligence will be able to detect and monitor mental health issues by analyzing patterns of speech and writing.
Health & Sports · Future Tech · Science & Technology
Reptile Robots Spy on Wild Animals in Africa
EPFL scientists built a robot crocodile and lizard to get up close and personal with wild animals in Africa. The robots are featured in an episode of the BBC's "Spy in the Wild."
Future Tech · Science & Technology
Pepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics, began a pilot program at Oakland International Airport. The 4-foot-tall robot will greet and engage with guests at HMSHost’s Pyramid Ale Taproom in Terminal 2, offering assistance, menu recommendations and directions to travelers.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Tesla Crashes Down 40% with Autopilot, Feds Say
The US government exonerates Tesla for the May 2016 fatal accident that killed Joshua Brown. In fact, the NHTSA crash report found Tesla’s crash rate has dropped 40 percent after the company installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Sophia the Robot Rides in a Self-Driving Car
Sophia, the incredibly life-like humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, took a ride in an Audi A7 self-driving car. Watch the ride and hear Sophia's opinion on autonomous driving.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation · Humanoid Robots
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017

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Taxing Robots: Will it Help or Hurt Jobs?
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Top 6 Educational Robots Coming in 2017
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Embark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto
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UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones....