The Autonomous Technology Collection

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Technology is rapidly changing the world we live in. Explore content covering the latest trends in autonomous technology including artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and automation.

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Preparing a Robotic Fleet for Future Mars Missions

April 27, 2021

A California-based startup is building and testing a robotic fleet with the hope that its technology will be used on future Mars missions.

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An Autonomous Drone Searches with Smell

April 22, 2021

Mechanical engineers at the University of Washington have created an autonomous drone, called the Smellicopter, that uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate toward smells.

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Infographic: Engineering of Mars Rovers Perseverance vs. Curiosity

April 15, 2021

The Perseverance rover joined its predecessor Curiosity on the Martian surface in February. This infographic looks at five ways the two rovers are similar and different in their features.

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Personal Robots Learn by Seeing it Done

March 22, 2021

Some personal assistant robots are nearing commercial use but refining their tasks remains under development.

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Portable Docking for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

March 16, 2021

Purdue University’s Professor Nina Mahmoudian is leading a team to build a mobile docking system that enables AUVs to complete missions without human intervention. Image: Purdue University

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Quiz: The Future of Flying Cars and Urban Mobility

March 05, 2021

The roads and the skies are filled with the promise of flying vehicles. Explore the latest urban mobility concepts.

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Wind Farms Operate in the Cloud

February 23, 2021

In addition to energy, wind turbines generate huge amount of data. The cloud is a great place to store and organize it in ways that keep the turbines running.

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5 Smart Assistive Technology Devices

February 10, 2021

For people with disabilities, smart assistive technology can help them connect and engage with their environments.

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Big Data Spurs Autonomous Tunneling

February 01, 2021

New systems harness Big Data for autonomous tunneling.

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