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Can you envision a world where cars drive themselves and “drivers” around, even those who are impaired, can sit back and enjoy a very safe ride? Sound like something out of a science fiction movie? Get ready to be amazed! This year, four brands will begin selling vehicles with the ability to drive themselves in […]

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F.A.T. played a practical joke on Manhattan residents recently by creating a fake Google driverless / autonomous car and “autonomously” roaming the streets. They displayed terrible driving skills (even staged some accidents), and acted as offensively as they could. See the very funny resulting video below. If you want to make your own, they even shared the […]

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Google is at it again and is giving us a peek at another mind-blowing project! Project: Glass, from the Secret Lab Google X aims to create an augmented reality mobile interface that will enable us to get on-the-go information by superimposing it on top of our field of view. The goal is to augment our perception of the world by overlaying […]

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We love to see robotics used to enable humans to regain their lost abilities and freedom. See how a Google self-driving car enables a blind man to drive again and do whatever he feels like doing (even going to get a taco). This shows the true potential of robotics and allows us to glimpse into a future where humans are assisted in their […]

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Another important announcement for the field of robotics was made at Google IO 2011 that complements the announcement for the Android Open Accessory Kit. As shown in the video below about Cloud Robotics (this presentation is very interesting and explores somewhat involved robot programming), there is a new implementation of ROS, the popular operating system for robots, that runs […]

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Goggle made an impressive demonstration of their car in “aggressive mode”. You can see the autonomous car perform around a closed course at high-speed in a parking lot. It is exiting to see that the autonomous car technology is already here and can drive us today around the streets. Our laws are now the only limiting factor preventing people from getting one of those […]

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Google, the ubiquitous Internet giant, is leaning more and more towards robotics. Google’s interest in robotics started with the clever naming of their Android cell phones, and continued with their acquisition of several UAVs. Now, they are road testing fully autonomous cars. These cars can navigate a urban environment 99% of the time without needing human intervention. […]

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Wiwo.de and The Register, and Fortune report that google has acquired a md4-1000 from the German company Microdrones GmbH. That type of UAV can fly for roughly one hours on a single charge and could photograph pretty much everything on its way. Maybe Google is seeking a cheaper alternative to traditional aerial photography for Google Earth, maybe […]

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