Engineers at MIT are working on instilling robots with “socially aware” navigation, allowing them to observe humans’ code of pedestrian conduct.Read more
Amazon’s blimps will have company in the sky, according to a new patent revealing that Walmart too wants to develop the aircraft.
The discount retail giant has been granted a patent for ‘gas-filled carrier aircrafts’ that would serve as airborne bases for fleets of delivery drones.Read more
Small convoys of partially self-driving lorries will be tried out on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced.
A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out the tests of vehicle “platoons”.Read more
In the late 1990s, my father became a thief.
He would stay up late in his office upstairs, his desk perched where my bed used to be. The green glow of the CRT reflecting off his forehead in the dark, he would sit nearly motionless, hour after hour.Read more
If delivery drones become widespread, then creating aircraft control systems to stop them from crashing into one another is going to be a big challenge.Read more
NIKLAS OSTBERG spent much of his youth as a competitive cross-country skier in Sweden. A decade ago he founded a firm that matched online pizza orders to restaurants. It grew into Delivery Hero.Read more
Amazon’s has made a patent application for a huge beehive-like multi storey tower that would act as a parking hub for a gigantic swarm of delivery drones.Read more
Delivery robots, a sci-fi idea that recently entered real-world testing, would be banned from San Francisco sidewalks under legislation Supervisor Norman Yee introduced on Tuesday.
“I want to keep our sidewalks safe for people,” Yee said.Read more
GLIDERS OFFER MANY advantages on the battlefield, not the least of which are low cost and silent operation—two things the military loves. That explains their prevalence during World War II, when the Allies used them to land troops and material.Read more
What’s made from plywood, metal fixings, and some hobbyist electronics? Not your child’s next school project, but a prototype drone being tested by the U.S. Marines.Read more
ELON Musk has prompted another flurry of speculation with a single tweet. But unlike hyperloop, this one makes sense: an electric big rig.
The busiest man in tech already faces looming deadlines for getting a battery factory up to speed, the Model 3 out the door, and a secret payload (probably a spy satellite) into orbit.Read more