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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Service with a Robot Smile

July 08, 2021

Engineers have designed robots that can collaborate with humans. But to work effectively in close quarters, the machines need to behave in ways that people understand as non-threatening.

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Infographic: Defining the 6 Levels of Self-Driving Autonomy

July 08, 2021

Let’s explore the six different levels of self-driving automation and the cars ready to drive autonomously on the open road.

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An Automated Hygiene Management System

June 07, 2021

An Indian social startup, PadCare Labs, helps in better disposal of menstrual waste and emerged a winner at the ASME ISHOW India.

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Driverless Cars Will Race at Indy

June 02, 2021

Racing’s famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host 20-lap race for autonomously driven cars.

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Advances in Underwater Robots

May 25, 2021

A variety of underwater robots have been developed to handle tasks ranging from undersea mapping to deep-sea inspections and docking.

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Video: The Role of Robots in Remote Inspection

May 17, 2021

Explore the expanding role of robotics for inspection and maintenance in a post-pandemic world.

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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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