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Patent talk: Exploring self-driving car with device as steering wheel

Ford received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is called "Non-Autonomous Steering Modes," and is described as a car capable of receiving a request to steer, and react accordingly.

Robotics

New creepy, crawly search and rescue robot developed

A new highly maneuverable search and rescue robot that can creep, crawl and climb over rough terrain and through tight spaces has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.

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Hi, steering wheel? Jaguar's thinking caps call it the Sayer

(Tech Xplore)—Chew on this. Forget about turning for news about fresh features in your self-driving car of tomorrow. Jaguar wants to turn everything on its head. Car ownership, like car driving, is up for fresh air thinking.

Robotics

Spotlight on robotic system for bridge inspection

(Tech Xplore)—Nothing lasts forever as the saying goes and that pretty much pertains to our bridges. Deterioration is a problem. Materials age, and the environment contributes its share of wear and tear. In some cases there ...

Engineering

A high-speed motor for satellites

A dizzying 150,000 revolutions per minute: researchers from ETH Zurich (Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering) and the ETH spin-off Celeroton have developed an ultra-fast magnetically levitated electric ...

Engineering

GeoOrbital shows rethink of bicycle wheel concept

Something called the GeoOrbital wheel is live on KickStarter. This thing is worth looking at, considering that out of a $75,000 goal the makers have gathered $252,266—and with 43 days still left to go.

Engineering

On the road with a 3-D printer to help meet demand for repairs

Season after season, residents complain about the same ruts in pavements and potholes on the road, wishing they were repaired quickly. A startup engineer with a vision looks to 3D printing robots to save the day. Robert Flitsch ...

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BMW Group to show car tech detecting hand movements

The many advances of networking technologies linking driver, car and environment will be in evidence at the CES show in Vegas. BMW like other car companies are seriously looking for special footing in the marketplace with ...

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