Some of the machines acquired recently by Google represent a giant leap forward for robot-kind.
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Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.
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.
It used to be too dangerous to have a person work alongside a robot. But at a South Carolina BMW plant, next-generation robots are changing that.
New humanoid robots will compete in a contest designed to test the ability of machines to take on extremely dangerous and high-stakes human jobs.
Wireless connections in cars are becoming faster and more capable, bringing new features, new services—and new problems.
A computer can learn to recognize, and respond intelligently to, users’ emotional state.
Wireless vehicle networks could make driving safer and more efficient, but the cost of deployment will be significant.
By tracking moving objects, Volvo’s system could help prevent accidents.
With security, reliability, and legal issues yet to be resolved, the first self-driving vehicles will perform only specific tasks.