Robotics
6.2K views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Kassie Perlongo from Amazing Science
onto Robotics
Scoop.it!

GM and Lyft Are Teaming Up to Build a Network of Self-Driving Cars

GM and Lyft Are Teaming Up to Build a Network of Self-Driving Cars | Robotics | Scoop.it

General Motors and Lyft are teaming up to create a national network of self-driving cars, the companies jointly announced this morning.

GM will invest $500 million in Lyft and take a seat on the ride-sharing startup’s board of directors. It will also become a preferred provider of cars for short-term use to Lyft drivers.

 

GM, America’s biggest automaker, has been working on autonomous technology since it first collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, for an autonomous vehicle competition sponsored by DARPA. Next year, it plans to finally put a related product on the market: “Super Cruise,” a semi-autonomous feature that will let a car handle itself on the highway, will be available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6.

 

The partnership with Lyft, though, signifies ambitions far beyond Super Cruise. While we have no details on the proposed “network of on-demand autonomous vehicles”—such as how it will work or when it will arrive—we can assume it will require a far more advanced take on autonomous driving than Super Cruise will offer. Lyft, like other ride-sharing services, does the bulk of its work in cities, which are devilishly hard for robots to navigate. Urban areas are full of complicated intersections, pedestrians, cyclists, and other hard-to-predict variables.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
more...
No comment yet.
Robotics
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

The Future of Work

The Future of Work | Robotics | Scoop.it
THERE IS SOMETHING familiar about fears that new machines will take everyone’s jobs, benefiting only a select few and upending society. Such concern
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Mercedes van will be a mothership for fleets of delivery robots

Mercedes van will be a mothership for fleets of delivery robots | Robotics | Scoop.it
Delivery robots can’t get far by themselves – so the German car maker is developing a custom van to drive them to your neighbourhood
Kassie Perlongo's insight:
"Eventually, the mothership vans could be driverless too and the delivery bots loaded by other robots in a warehouse – a robot driving robots filled by robots."
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kassie Perlongo from Technology in Business Today
Scoop.it!

To make Drone Deliveries Work, AT&T Is Tapping into the Cell Network

To make Drone Deliveries Work, AT&T Is Tapping into the Cell Network | Robotics | Scoop.it
Qualcomm and AT&T are collaborating to make wide-ranging drone operations reliable and safe, using current 4G LTE and future 5G networks.
Via TechinBiz
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Japan to develop 3-D maps for self-driving cars- Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to develop 3-D maps for self-driving cars- Nikkei Asian Review | Robotics | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- A joint venture in Japan will begin creating high-definition 3-D maps for self-driving cars in September as part of a government effort to ha
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Drive.ai uses deep learning to teach self-driving cars – and to give them a voice

Drive.ai uses deep learning to teach self-driving cars – and to give them a voice | Robotics | Scoop.it
Startup Drive.ai is revealing its product and strategy for the first time, and the autonomous driving tech company is looking not only to create the best..
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence | Robotics | Scoop.it
Four people involved in the creation of an industry partnership say its intent will be clear: to ensure that A.I. research is focused on things that will benefit people, not hurt them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Inside the Robot-Run Genetics Lab of Tomorrow (Just Watch Your Step)

Inside the Robot-Run Genetics Lab of Tomorrow (Just Watch Your Step) | Robotics | Scoop.it
Counsyl is one of the first fully-automated genetic testing labs in the country.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Lowe's robot wants to help you find the plumbing aisle

Lowe's robot wants to help you find the plumbing aisle | Robotics | Scoop.it
Home improvement store Lowe's is testing out a customer service robot that scans inventory and helps customers find products.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Why the death of Moore's Law could give birth to more human-like machines

Why the death of Moore's Law could give birth to more human-like machines | Robotics | Scoop.it
John Smart, a prominent futurist and writer told WIRED that Moore’s law ending allows us to jump from artificial machine intelligence – a top down, human engineered approach; to natural machine intelligence
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Robots-as-a-service: New company introduces first 'goods-to-box' warehouse picking system | ZDNet

Robots-as-a-service: New company introduces first 'goods-to-box' warehouse picking system | ZDNet | Robotics | Scoop.it
inVia Robotics launches a new robotics system that put goods directly into shipping boxes. Instead of investing in a fleet of robots, customers pay a monthly service fee.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Road in Singapore

World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Road in Singapore | Robotics | Scoop.it
Singapore became the first country in the world to launch a self-driving taxi service, beating ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies to public road tests by mere days.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Pizza drones are go! Domino's gets NZ drone delivery OK - Business - NZ Herald News

Pizza drones are go! Domino's gets NZ drone delivery OK - Business - NZ Herald News | Robotics | Scoop.it
Aerial pizza delivery may sound futuristic but Domino's has been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. - New Zealand Herald
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Switzerland enlists robots to help deliver mail

Switzerland enlists robots to help deliver mail | Robotics | Scoop.it
Swiss Post will test robots from Starship Technologies for food deliveries.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Shaking hands with GM and NASA's RoboGlove

Shaking hands with GM and NASA's RoboGlove | Robotics | Scoop.it
The former Young Astronaut in me jumped at General Motors’ offer to play with the RoboGlove. Who would pass up a chance to flex space-aged superhuman strength? I traveled to GM’s Warren
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher

Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher | Robotics | Scoop.it
Calramon Mabalot is a pretty wild kid. He likes 3D printing and, along with his brother, he builds lots of cool projects - including a mechanical hand for a..
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

The Head of CMU's Robotics Lab Says Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Not Even Close’

The Head of CMU's Robotics Lab Says Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Not Even Close’ | Robotics | Scoop.it
A conversation on rebuilding after Uber gutted the top lab.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data | Robotics | Scoop.it
Richard Jenkins created Saildrone’s autonomous boats to assess fish populations, study the oceans and more, but his grander vision concerns climate change.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Baidu and Nvidia to Build Artificial Intelligence Platform for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu and Nvidia to Build Artificial Intelligence Platform for Self-Driving Cars | Robotics | Scoop.it
Baidu and Nvidia will use artificial intelligence to develop a self-driving car computing platform that uses cloud-based 3D maps.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

3D Print Your Own Breakfast

3D Print Your Own Breakfast | Robotics | Scoop.it

A team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a 3D food printer capable of printing and cooking multiple ingredients at one time
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Interview: How to build a lionfish-killing robot

Interview: How to build a lionfish-killing robot | Robotics | Scoop.it
Lionfish are slow-moving environmental disasters and RISE is working to develop a lionfish-killing robot to help contain or even reverse the problem. New Atlas caught up with RISE's executive director John Rizzi to discuss the piscatorial Terminator.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumours with precision

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumours with precision | Robotics | Scoop.it
Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating throug
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Teaching physics 101 to robots is harder than you think

Teaching physics 101 to robots is harder than you think | Robotics | Scoop.it
Machines must be able to predict how objects in the real world will behave.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Italian team brings household robot a step closer

Italian team brings household robot a step closer | Robotics | Scoop.it
Italy’s IIT, (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia), in Genoa has a new humanoid member of staff.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Goodbye Rio, hello robots: Expect high-tech cool at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Goodbye Rio, hello robots: Expect high-tech cool at 2020 Tokyo Olympics | Robotics | Scoop.it
A robot helper ushers you to your stadium seat, while artificial meteorites streak across the sky. This is the crazy reality that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Committee wants to bring to life.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kassie Perlongo
Scoop.it!

Parrot's Disco Drone Lets You Take to the Sky in Immersive FPV

Parrot's Disco Drone Lets You Take to the Sky in Immersive FPV | Robotics | Scoop.it
Parrot's Disco FPV drone is a smart fixed-wing drone with a full first-person view kit
more...
No comment yet.