Robotics and Automation articles

Saving lives by letting cars talk to each other

Saving lives by letting cars talk to each other

By Huei Peng, University of Michigan. The death of a person earlier this year while driving with Autopilot in a Tesla sedan, along with news of more crashes involving Teslas operating in Autopilot, has triggered a torrent of concerns about the safety of self-driving cars. But there is a way to improve safety across a

Breakthrough Squishy Motor Can Power Soft Robots Over Rugged Terrain

Scientists have created a robotic vehicle equipped with soft wheels and a flexible motor. It can easily roll over rough terrain and through water. Future versions might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disasters, deep space and planet exploration, and manipulating objects during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The silicone rubber is nearly 1 million