Tagged: Autonomous

Chrysler Portal: Semi-autonomous concept minivan to debut at CES 2017

Chrysler Portal Concept electric vehicle

Do you believe minivans carry the same old traditional aura of being boring and not so happening? Well, Fiat/Chrysler wants to change that image with its concept minivan which is all set to make a debut at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. To top it off the vehicle is all-electric and self-driving too. The company has named it ‘Portal’ going with the futuristic theme, and its overall design and look fully suggests that. The door of the minivan opens and closes like an elevator perfect for millennials.
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‘Olli’ 3D printed self-driving bus debuts in Maryland, interacts with people on-board

Olli 3D printed self driving bus

Local Motors, the creator if world’s first 3D printed car has again surprised us with their new presentation. ‘Olli’ is a 3D printed electric vehicle which also happens to be autonomous. Well, it looks like every hot technology has been out together into one cool bus for urban commuting. This self-driving bus equipped with IBM Watson IoT (Internet of Things) for automotive industry is capable of transporting up to 12 people in one go. The vehicle is designed to give a personal touch to the passengers with ability to chat with them in a very natural manner.
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Drones building bridge autonomously is both exciting and worrying news

Drone building bridge

What robotics and other autonomous machines can do in the future is still too farsighted to predict, but seeing from what is happening in the current era, we better get ready for the sweet chin music. However, not jumping to any conclusions and believing that robots will dominate the next millennium (even rule us humans), another ability has been added to their skill-set The ability to build bridges autonomously that are safe for humans.
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SpaceX Crew Dragon takes maiden test flight, looks on-course for 2017 ISS mission

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft

Elon Musk’s SpaceX gave a glimpse of their manned spacecraft that is destined to take astronauts to the ISS (International Space Station) in 2017. Yes, the Crew Dragon capsule that hopefully NASA will use to ferry 7 astronauts safely to the ISS. The capsule is made from highest-grade carbon fiber material and alcantara cloth which gives it structural strength as well as resistance while exiting/entering Earth’s atmosphere. In its maiden test flight, the spacecraft did exactly what the SpaceX team intended and therefore helps it inch close to the goal of first-ever commercial spacecraft flight with astronauts on-board.
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Volkswagen making a self-driving baby stroller, but is it safe?

Self-driving stroller with automatic braking system

Self-driving baby stroller with automatic braking system

Baby strollers have always been a popular way to commute little ones in style. And for that very reason Volkswagen is developing an automated stroller that makes sure your kid is not in harm’s way. This stroller came into existence as a result of an idea sharing drill by the Automotive giant. When asked about products they could improve other than cars; one suggestion came as a stroller that could automatically brake.
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MARS is the world’s first unmanned ship with plenty of drones on-board

Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship MARS

Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS)

Plymouth University, autonomous specialists MSubs and award-winning yacht designer Shutterworth Design have joined forces to design an unmanned ship that will set sail across the Atlantic Ocean. This fully autonomous ship dubbed as Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS) will have lots of drones aboard which will help in conducting various experiments while on course.
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Dronebox – UAV with unlimited power courtesy solar and fuel cell panels

Horizons unmanned systems Dronebox quadcopter UAV

Horizons Unmanned systems Dronebox quadcopter UAV

As UAV technology is evolving, the need for multi-rotor vehicles that can perform elaborate missions and provide productive usage is high in demand. Horizon Unmanned Systems is most definitely eyeing the future of UAVs, and they showed it with the Hycopter drone which is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Pretty futuristic don’t you think? Another project of there is also aligned with the need for development of UAV’s that are completely dependent on themselves. Read More…