robotics

  • NASA Wants to Build a Maglev Railroad Across the Moon

    NASA Wants to Build a Maglev Railroad Across the Moon

    NASA aims to set up a long-term human presence on the Moon, but maintaining a habitat on the surface will require some innovative infrastructure. To one day transport cargo across the dusty, cratered landscape, NASA is considering a magnetic levitation railway system. NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program recently announced six projects selected for the…


  • Waymo’s 70-MPH Robot Roadrunners Hit US Desert Highways This Month

    Waymo’s 70-MPH Robot Roadrunners Hit US Desert Highways This Month

    If you’re driving on the freeway around Phoenix anytime soon, keep your eyes peeled for a car driving itself. Waymo will start testing its autonomous vehicles on Arizona highways this month, the company announced Monday. The driverless robotaxi service, from the same parent company as Google, is branching out from local routes and will start…


  • Cruise Robotaxis Require Remote Human Assistance Every 4 to 5 Miles

    Cruise Robotaxis Require Remote Human Assistance Every 4 to 5 Miles

    Things just keep getting worse for Cruise, the troubled robotaxi company that once dreamed of being a leader in the autonomous driving industry. Only a month after a violent collision forced the company to ground all of its fleets nationwide, multiple news outlets have reported that the company’s “self driving” cars are…well…not actually driving themselves,…