Students create smartphone-powered driverless car

A large group of people in the lab are working on an autonomous vehicle. Although the vehicle does not have any where near the type of sensors that the google car uses, it is still pretty expensive. An impressive idea from some Australian students was to use the sensors of a phone to drive the car. Combining the gps of…

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Anki Drive isn’t just a car racing game, it’s an iOS-based robotics platform

To me this was the best part of the Apple Keynote.  I wanted to post this immediately but could not find the cut version that only shows the cars.  Make sure to watch the video as it looks very promising for commercializing the current robotics research. Source: Engadget When Anki Drive was demoed live on stage during Apple’s WWDC, we saw a modern…

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Game of Drones: Where UAVs meet paintball

This seems like a less damaging but still fun way of battling robots. Source: CNET Mucking around with monarchical politics and swords is all well and good, but a remote-controlled toy drone involves around 98 percent less decapitation and at least 54 percent more fun. At least we assume that’s part of the reasoning behind Game of Drones, a collective of…

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Get Boost From U.S. Agency

As autonomous cars are gaining traction in Korea, the US is starting to push hard to get the technology implemented.  Google is known for its high-tech and reliable autonomous car and the US government has now stated they would like to see states adopt new laws dealing with these cars. Source: Bloomberg Self-driving cars being developed by Google Inc. (GOOG) and some…

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