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Researchers Demonstrate Autonomous Vehicle They Developed
2014-06-25 03:13:33

National Science Foundation Carnegie Mellon researchers bring NSF-funded autonomous vehicle to D.C. to show promise of driverless cars In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations in embedded sensors, computer vision, artificial intelligence, control and automation, and computer processing power is making this...

2014-04-01 23:30:36

The youngest group of children to build an intelligent robot from idea to prototype in eight months will present ARVI (Autonomous Robot for the Visually Impaired) during National Robotics Week in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., April 4 and April 5, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ARVI was created by The Robotics Inventors Club™ or The RIC, with sponsorship from ENSCO, Inc., an engineering, science and advanced technology solutions company headquartered in...

2014-03-08 23:03:14

Cybernet has been developing autonomous driverless technology since 1996. It has developed technology that enables driving in bad weather as well as for material handling operations. (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Cybernet Systems Corporation, a leading defense, robotics, engineering, cyber security and simulation systems development company, today announced a patent pending for automated warehousing systems built around fully automated near-human driver capable robotic forklifts. The technology...

2013-11-25 23:25:36

Top eight finishers in 23km road test rely on company’s 3D LiDAR sensors to guide their intelligent vehicles. Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 When the dust settled on China’s fifth annual Future Challenge earlier this month – pitting intelligent vehicles against each other on a course designed to test their capabilities -- Velodyne’s 3D LiDAR technology (http://www.velodynelidar.com) was on board all of the top eight finishers. In all, eleven unmanned vehicles...

2013-11-20 23:26:57

During AUS&R in Tel Aviv, Veldoyne’s David Oroshnik to Assess Emerging Defense and Commercial Applications for LiDAR Technology Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 With recent advances in low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles, coupled with similar breakthroughs in GPS and inertial measurement systems, the sky may well be the limit for new commercial and military opportunities to deploy high-definition 3D LiDAR. Navigating those opportunities in depth in a presentation at the...

First Robotic Chimp To Compete At DARPA Robotics Challenge
2013-03-14 10:42:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the past, we´ve seen robotic dogs, pack mules and speedy cheetahs. (The cheetah, you may recall, even set a land speed record.) Now, another DARPA Robotics Challenge contestant has looked to the Animal Kingdom for inspiration and given the world its first robotic chimpanzee. Built by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the CHIMP utilizes tank-like treads on...

2012-08-18 23:03:20

The Google driverless car is making great strides toward presenting the idea of going robotic with our vehicles. Nevada appears to be the first state on board with this new technology. But now it is the subject of political attack ads in Florida, featuring scare tactics for seniors. Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP welcomes the change and weighs in on the political attacks. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 The Google driverless car has been around for several years,...

DARPA Reaches Out To Public For UAV Unsuccessfully
2012-07-04 04:17:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DARPA reached out to a community of unmanned air vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts to help create new military aircraft, but failed to find a worthy candidate to win the $100,000 prize. The agency said it set out to determine if a group of enthusiasts could develop a military relevant back-pack portable UAV with specific capabilities. The effort, according to DARPA, sought to inspire innovation and creative thought by lowering barriers to...

New DARPA Grand Challenge Announcement Coming Soon
2012-04-07 04:20:44

DARPA will be issuing a Grand Challenge for experts to build a humanoid robot that can navigate their environment and handle tools. The Pentagon agency is expected to launch the humanoid robot contest within the next few weeks. The contest will ask engineers to build a bipedal robot that can do things like drive cars, open doors, traverse through rough terrain and show off its motor skills. “The goal of this Grand Challenge is to create a humanoid robot that can operate in an...

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