VIDEO: Humanoid drives vehicle autonomously

Murashi in micro EV car. Credit: University of Tokyo/arXiv. Article: VIDEO: Humanoid drives vehicle autonomously.

Researchers from the University of Tokyo, Japan, have taught a musculoskeletal humanoid robot to drive a car autonomously, providing an alternative approach to sensor-equipped robotic vehicles.

New snail-inspired robot can climb walls

Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK have developed a snail-inspired robot with a sliding suction mechanism for efficient wall-climbing and high-load carrying capabilities.

VIDEO: DARPA test autonomous tank and off-roader in challenging terrain

DARPA’s Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program successfully tested autonomous RACER Heavy Platform (RHP) tanks and Fleet Vehicles (RFVs) in the Texas countryside, navigating vegetation cover, trees, bushes, rocks, slopes, obstructed ditches, and creek crossings.

Why can’t robots outrun animals?

Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada are examining the remarkable movement capabilities of animals to advance robotics technology.

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