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Build an Autonomous R/C Car with Raspberry Pi

Take a R/C car, Raspberry Pi, and some 3D-printed and laser-cut parts and assemble your vehicle. Then you’ll be ready for the race track.
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This Autonomous Boat Went from California to Hawaii and Beyond

After Damon met his autonomous boat in Hawaii after launching it from California, he set its course towards New Zealand.
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10 Tech Trends That Made the World Better in 2016

2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity. Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity. For this “2017 Kick-Off” post, I reviewed 52 weeks of science and technology breakthroughs, and categorized them into the top 10 tech trends changing our world. I’m blown […]

Take a Ride in a Fully Autonomous Tesla Today [Video]

Ever wanted your own self-driving car? You can buy one today—but it may be a while until it officially becomes your personal chauffeur. Tesla recently announced that all vehicles currently in production have full self-driving hardware pre-installed. To illustrate, they released a video from the driver’s perspective “behind the wheel” of a self-driving Tesla in action. While private companies make headlines publicly testing fully autonomous vehicles, no one has yet offered a product anybody can… read more

Did a Solar-Powered Autonomous Boat Just Cross the Pacific Ocean?

Damon McMillan built a robotic boat. Not just any robotic boat. This one is sailing across the world’s oceans. And it’s just simple and elegant enough to work.
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Makers Fuel World’s First Autonomous Car Track Day

Autonomous.00_07_47_22.Still002Hackers and upstarts gather for an unconventional trackday just north of Sacramento: All the vehicles were autonomous.

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Goodyear’s Awesome New Spherical Tire Design For Autonomous Cars

What will the cars of the future be like? It’s fun to imagine how new technologies and design trends will influence future cars. Car bodies of the future might be completely 3D printed. They may be completely autonomous — and now, they might have multi-directional spherical tires. Goodyear’s new “Eagle-360” spherical tire concept, recently unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, would allow cars of the future to move in all directions by using magnetic levitation, rather than axles, to suspend the tires under the car body. While this is still firmly a concept, it seems Goodyear just got a bit… read more

New NVidia X1 Board Has Serious AI Chops. What Could You Build with It?

The new NVidia X1 board is a powerful tool for uses in autonomous vehicle development, machine learning, and other specialized industrial uses.
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This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Aug 1)

ROBOTICS: We Should Not Ban ‘Killer Robots,’ and Here’s Why Evan Ackerman | IEEE Spectrum “The problem with this argument is that no letter, UN declaration, or even a formal ban… read more
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