Computer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments.
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Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, will work with Bill Gates to define new products.
At a military contest in Miami, a Google scientist discusses the future of robotics.
Two companies acquired by Google demonstrate remarkable feats of agility and dexterity (albeit slowly) at a competition held in Florida.
Scenes from the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Florida.
A Ford prototype and a Volvo user study show how carefully automated driving will be commercialized.
Forget robotic product delivery. I suspect that as usual for Google, it’s all about the data.
Voice controls can help drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, but new research shows they can also divert their attention.
The way humans assist Twitter’s search and advertising algorithms shows that machines still need a helping hand in some important areas.
Don’t expect self-driving cars to take over the roads anytime soon. Here’s what carmakers are really working on.