Tagged: Robotic vehicles

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Otto Startup Aims to Automate Commercial Trucking

There’s been a lot of discussion about autonomous vehicles in the press over the last few years. We covered the earliest attempts at the technology here on Driveline Blog more than 10 years ago —...

Robot Fun at the Ford Factory? 0

Robot Fun at the Ford Factory?

While GM and Chrysler may be dealing with the shame of bankruptcy, Ford seems to have — so far — weathered the global financial storm while remaining in control of its own destiny. That...

Lotus Elise to Join DARPA Urban Challenge 4

Lotus Elise to Join DARPA Urban Challenge

Sponsored by the US Department of Defense via the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge event featured a number of robotic vehicles autonomously navigating a 131.2 mile road course. A modified Volkswagen...

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Honda’s mind-controlled robot hand

News today from the AP that Honda has recently demonstrated a robotic hand controlled by brainwaves. The article goes on to say that Honda believes the technology may eventually have use in automobiles as...

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VW’s Robotic Car Garage

Having a hard time finding space to park the few dozen Porsches and Ferraris in your auto collection? Take a look at this robotic parking garage, located at a Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany....

DARPA Unveils “Urban Challenge” for Robotic Vehicles 5

DARPA Unveils “Urban Challenge” for Robotic Vehicles

Fresh off the success of the DARPA Grand Challenge that saw several robotic vehicles successfully navigate a 131.2 mile road course, DARPA — the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — recently announced another challenge,...