autonomous vehicle

Oxbotica’s autonomous vehicle software learns its environment and how it changes over time

Oxbotica, a UK technology company with a focus on mobile robotics and driverless vehicles, has created Selenium, an autonomous software system acting similar to a 'brain' for a vehicle. Selenium can...
10 October 2016, by

Tricking LIDAR and robocars

Security researcher Jonathan Petit claims to be able to hack the multi-thousand-dollar laser ranging - LIDAR - systems that self-driving cars rely on. How does he do it and is it as dangerous as it so...
14 September 2015, by

Why driverless cars are ‘probably’ legal | The Atlantic Cities

The biggest roadblock facing a driverless world isn't necessarily technology, but legality. The question of who would be liable in the event of an accident — the human "driver," the car's owner, the...
01 April 2013, by

Who’s liable when a driverless car crashes? | NPR

It's absolutely the case that after the first accident involving an automated vehicle, there will be an automated ambulance chaser following. - Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Informati...
12 March 2013, by

Nissan opens Silicon Valley center for self-driving car research | Bloomberg

Nissan Motor Co. opened a research center in California’s Silicon Valley that the Japanese carmaker plans to make its hub for research on self-driving vehicles and Internet-connected auto technology...
22 February 2013, by

CMURobotics RI Seminar: Mel Torrie of Autonomous Solutions

As guest speaker for a CMURobotics RI Seminar, titled Lessons Learned Bootstrapping a Robotic Vehicle Company, Mel Torrie of Autonomous Solutions (Petersboro, Utah), describes how he got into robotics...
02 February 2013, by

Robotics year in review: Top 10 stories of 2012

The past year was a watershed moment for robotics. From defense to exploration, startups to legislation, we saw products, laws, and investments that have shifted robotics out of the lab and into our l...
26 December 2012, by

Stanford hosts panel on making autonomous cars legal

The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford released a video of their panel discussion on "How an (Autonomous Driving) Bill Becomes Law" that took place earlier this month. The discussion builds o...
18 November 2012, by

SARTRE project concludes, reveals blissful future of car travel | IEEE Spectrum

Volvo has an operational system that lets cars you can buy today drive themselves on highways... Pertinent to the US, with the California autonomous vehicle legislation passing yesterday. See on spe...
26 September 2012, by

Google car zooms toward legal status |

After lobbying by Google, California passes legislation to allow autonomous cars on highways.   See on
25 September 2012, by

Stanford’s self-driving car tears it up on racetrack – tops 120 MPH | Singularity Hub

The current run through Thunderhill is another example of how Stanford and Volkswagen engineers are set on pushing robotic car performance to its limits, quite different from Google’s singular goal ...
19 August 2012, by

Google gets patent for driverless car

... Google was granted a US Patent “for transitioning a mixed-mode autonomous vehicle from a human driven mode to an autonomously driven mode.” ... Now comes the endless red tape over safety, neg...
18 December 2011, by

Making a car for blind drivers, by Dennis Hong In this recently released TED talk, Dennis Hong from VirginiaTech presents all the recent developments of his RoMeLa Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory...
06 June 2011, by



Robots Podcast: Autonomous vehicles, with Alberto Broggi and Raul Rojas

Link to audio file (51:04) In today’s episode we take a deeper look at what’s behind the hype over autonomous vehicles, and talk to two experts in the field, Alberto Broggi, leader of the Vislab ...
05 November 2010, by

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