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Google Self-Driving Car Caused its First Accident

Google Self-Driving Car Caused its First Accident

While driving in autonomous mode, a Google self-driving car struck a public transit bus in California on Valentine's Day. The Google self-driving car was trying to get around some sandbags on a street when its left front hit the bus'...

Experimenting with Robot Motion Planning

Experimenting with Robot Motion Planning

A team of researchers use a control method called direct transcription to enable an unstable ball-balancing robot to perform a series of tasks with increasing complexity.

Micro Drones Will Have Their Own FAA Rules

Micro Drones Will Have Their Own FAA Rules

The FAA's Micro UAS ARC will determine which drones are safe to fly over crowds through a performance-based standard. The committee will weigh human injury thresholds, hazard and risk assessment methodologies and acceptable levels of risk for those not involved...