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A Smartphone System for Driverless Cars

This is an example of SegNet in action: the separate components of the road scene are all labelled in real time. (Photo credit: Alex Kendall)

Driverless cars are slowly moving toward a road near you. Well, not literally. But driverless cars do seem poised to become a reality in the next decade. Still, the technology needs tweaking. Two new systems for driverless cars can identify a user’s location and orientation in …

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Drive into the Action with Robotic Enhanced Vehicles

Race against an autonomous vehicle. (Photo credit: WowWee)

WowWee’s new toy is more than a set of remote-control cars. The Robotic Enhanced Vehicles pack includes two vehicles: one that can be controlled remotely and one with a GPS and onboard processors that can detect where the other vehicle is and respond accordingly. Humans can test their driving skills …

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Nao Robot Gets into the Driver’s Seat

Let your Nao go for a spin in his own BMW. (Photo credit: RobotsLab)

The Nao miniature humanoid is impressive on its own. The Wi-Fi enabled bot can detect faces, respond to a lot of spoken phrases, record images, and walk. Now, the little guy can drive his own car! His blue BMW is Arduino-based and includes two independent motors and …

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Self-Driving Golf Carts Successfully Ferry 500 Tourists

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) created self-driving golf carts that successfully transported 500 tourists around a garden. (Photo credit: SMART.)

Self-driving golf carts were successfully used to drive some 500 tourists around a garden in Singapore. The six-day experiment tested the carts skills when dealing with pedestrians and bicyclists, and involved an online booking system for scheduling pickups and drop-offs at 10 stations located around the …

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