Can San Diego's Brain Corp. become the Microsoft of self-driving robots?

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ten years ago computational neuroscientist Dr. Eugene Izhikevich walked away from a successful career in academia to co-found Brain Corp. with the ambitious goal of building artificial brains for robots. These days when the Russian-born Izhikevich lands late at San Diego International Airport, he sometimes sees the fruits of that […]

It's not about self-driving cars, it's about more people in fewer vehicles

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain This year alone, there are about 276 million vehicles operating on roads throughout the United States. Despite the current fascination with the concept of self-driving cars and their potential to reduce traffic congestion, a researcher at Florida Atlantic University says that may not be a solution. It now appears that […]

Use smart traffic lights and self-driving cars to see an end to traffic jams, says new paper

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain With towns and cities across the world using traffic control systems boosted with artificial intelligence—the University of Surrey has released a comprehensive report detailing how such technologies could make traffic jams a thing of the past. A research group at Surrey looked at how different AI systems already on the […]

Toyota, Suzuki partnering in self-driving car technology

[ad_1] In this Oct. 12, 2016 file photo, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, left, speaks with Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki during a news conference in Tokyo. Japan’s top automaker, Toyota, and smaller rival Suzuki announced Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, they are partnering in the development of self-driving car technology, as manufacturers around […]

How Uber's quest for self-driving tech led to criminal case

[ad_1] Attorneys Miles Ehrlich, left, and Ismail Ramsey, representing Anthony Levandowski, speak to reporters at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the […]

Ex-Google engineer charged in Uber self-driving theft case

[ad_1] In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber’s self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. The former Google engineer is being charged with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build […]

Sony and Yamaha are making a self-driving cart for theme parks

[ad_1] As before, Sony feels the sensors eliminate the need for windows. A 49-inch 4K monitor on the inside provides a mixed reality view of the world, while four 55-inch 4K displays bombard passers-by with ads and other material. It will even use AI to optimize promos for outside people based on factors like age […]

Self-driving trucks are cruising down I-45 between Dallas and Houston

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain When Don Burnette worked at Otto, a self-driving truck startup, his team hit some pretty big milestones. It recorded the first shipment of cargo delivered by a self-driving truck: 50,000 cans of Budweiser in 2016. It was acquired by Uber the same year. But something didn’t feel right to Burnette, […]

Amazon's self-driving delivery robots head to California

[ad_1] This undated photo provided by Amazon shows a self-driving delivery robot that Amazon is calling Scout. Amazon is expanding the use of its self-driving delivery robots to a second state. The online shopping giant says the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a Labrador, will start delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif. […]