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NASA sets the challenge: Get this android Valkyrie ready for Mars

MIT and Northeastern teams will compete to make NASA's 6-foot-tall humanoid robot, also called R5, more useful for space exploration.

By November 18, 2015


Ford revs up self-driving cars in simulated city

At Mcity, autonomous cars can learn to drive before facing the real world. This could help Ford speed up production of such vehicles.

By November 13, 2015


What it's like to ride in a $1,000,000 autonomous Nissan Leaf

Nissan says it will sell a self-driving car by 2020, so I hopped in a prototype and went out to play in Tokyo traffic.

By November 2, 2015


Self-driving car tech lets computers see our world like never before

The quest for self-driving cars puts deep neural networks on the fast track, a technology that teaches computers to accurately recognize objects from the real world.

By August 7, 2015


Drones' newest mission? Disaster relief

First it was video, then it was packages. Now a new trend is emerging with drone use: humanitarian relief.

By March 19, 2015


Delphi car driving itself across the country

Automotive Tier 1 supplier Delphi aims to test and prove its autonomous car technology by letting it drive from San Francisco to New York City.

By March 19, 2015


NASA images show equivalent of 689,290 dust-filled semis moving from Sahara to Amazon

A new report and video show how dust from an ancient lakebed in Africa is critical to plant growth on another continent.

By February 26, 2015


What's Apple up to with that mystery van?

A Dodge minivan sprouting an array of cameras has an Apple connection. But to what end? The speculation is rolling.

By February 4, 2015


Rockets glow against Alaska aurora in brilliant NASA image

The Northern Lights in Alaska provide a ghostly backdrop for a dramatic image of rockets launching into the early-morning sky.

By January 30, 2015


CES 2015: Cruise control gains self-steering with Valeo's Cruise4U

At CES 2015, Valeo demonstrates the next generation of adaptive cruise control, with fully automated steering to stay in its lane.

By January 8, 2015