On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business – TechCrunch

By |June 8th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] More than three years ago, self-driving trucks startup Starsky Robotics was founded to solve a fundamental issue with freight — a solution that CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmacher believes hinges on getting the human driver out from behind the wheel. But a funny thing happened along the way. Starsky Robotics started a regular ol’ trucking company. [...]

Rivian’s self-driving future in focus at Amazon’s re:MARS 2019 event

By |June 5th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Rivian is attending Amazon’s re:MARS 2019 event this week, an information and networking conference sponsored by the online retail giant focused on artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and other related Earth and space technologies, including self-driving. The latest research, scientific advancements, and industry innovations are shared during four-days of networking, keynotes, and information sessions, and [...]

In Ford’s future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries – TechCrunch

By |June 1st, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Autonomous vehicles might someday be able to navigate bustling city streets to deliver groceries, pizzas and other packages without a human behind the wheel. But that doesn’t solve what Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington describes as the last 50-foot problem. Ford and startup Agility Robotics are partnering in a research project that will test [...]

Ford’s self-driving cars may have delivery robots because humans are too lazy

By |May 24th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Ford is developing self-driving delivery vehicles it plans to launch in 2021, but there’s a problem.If there isn’t a driver, who’s going to bring the package or pizza to your door?In tests with faux-autonomous Domino's Pizza cars, Ford discovered that a lot of people were simply too lazy to make the trip to the [...]

Ford Shows Off Package Delivery Robot That Docks Inside Self-Driving Car

By |May 24th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The days of a living, breathing human walking your packages to the door may be coming to an end. Companies like Amazon and Google are working on rolling and flying drones to make deliveries, but Ford is investigating the [...]

Unmanned systems: Ford develops a self-driving robot, autonomous systems for commercial sea vessels, and fresh investment for Invert Robotics

By |May 18th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, Ford tests a new autonomous vehicle that adapts to its environment, Sea Machines Robotics installs autonomous systems for search-and-rescue missions, and Invert Robotics closes an $8.8 million round [...]

Starsky Robotics test self-driving tractor trailer

By |May 15th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] (NBC) - A self-driving tractor-trailer rolled along a Florida highway on Monday. The Starsky Robotics Truck, driving itself on a closed portion of the Selmon Expressway in Tampa. This is the first of three days of testing the automated system which controls acceleration, braking and steering. The autopilot truck did a better job of [...]

Robot Investments: Self-Driving Car Firms Speed Ahead with Cash Boost

By |May 11th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] The big news for investments in recent weeks centers around autonomous vehicles, especially in the self-driving car space, and that’s not even including the $8.1 billion raised by Uber in its IPO. This week we’re highlighting 15 recent transactions covering the robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence space. If you’ve missed some transactions over the [...]

Self-driving robot carts at Brainport Industries Campus

By |May 10th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Self-driving robot carts are now in operation at the new Brainport Industries Campus as part of an experiment. The trial, backed by Brainport Industries, TU/e, Erasmus University, Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and KMWE among others, is aimed at increasing productivity and cost savings. The campus is home to dozens of innovative manufacturing companies, including [...]

Consumer Acceptance of Self-Driving Cars Soars, Study Says

By |May 10th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute suggests that consumer acceptance of self-driving cars in the U.S. will increase over time, with preference for riding in autonomous vehicles set to double in the next 10 years. While only 30% of those surveyed would prefer to ride in a self-driving car over a traditional [...]