Nissan, in a bid to move forward the cause of autonomous driving vehicles, recently completed its first public road test on a Japanese highway of a robotic Leaf electric car. The automaker wasted little time in completing this test, as it was only in late September that it was licensed by governmental officials to let one of its driverless cars on the road.
The world of autonomous electric vehicles as a form of mass transportation is something we’ve mostly seen in science fiction movies to date. There are those around the world though who are testing out these people movers of tomorrow in today’s settings, and one such project is taking root in Singapore between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JTC Corporation’s CleanTech Park.
The winner of the yearly Design Challenge was recently announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
UK scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex have kicked off an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer model of a honey bee brain.
Californian senators have passed a bill that looks set to make the state the second in the US to approve self-driving cars on its roads.
Google's self-driving car made the rounds this week in DC as Mountain View lobbied lawmakers and interest groups to endorse its autonomous vehicle technology.
Mountain View is currently in discussions with a number of major auto insurance companies about the implications of integrating its autonomous tech into real-world vehicles.
Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have formed an interdisciplinary team to develop a humanoid robot capable of fighting shipboard fires.
The role of unmanned drones in the US military is constantly evolving, with the Pentagon deploying unmanned craft for a number of critical missions, including surveillance and targeted attacks.
The US Navy recently tested the autonomous system capabilities of an unmanned undersea glider as the military prepares to deploy squadrons of air, surface and undersea robotic vehicles later this decade.
Honda has debuted an upgraded version of its ASIMO humanoid robot.
The EU's road train project, Sartre, has undergone its first real-world tests in Sweden.
Industrial design student Anthony Stuhldreher believes that Lafayette, Louisiana, has a major traffic problem.
An Israeli security expert has designed a guard bot capable of autonomously identifying and responding to hostile infiltrators.
NASA has upgraded its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with advanced autonomous capabilities.