Marta Szada

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You won't be driving an Apple Car any time soon

Hurry up and wait<p><i>The Guardian</i> had a great scoop this week revealing that Apple is actively scouting locations for testing self-driving cars near its Cupertino headquarters. That would strongly suggest the company is moving forward with a rumored plan to make cars — possibly in search of continued …

Volkswagen Built A Prototype Self-Driving Stroller...Maybe

Trust the baby with the robot, sure<p><b>Update:</b> Just as we suspected, the self-driving robot stroller is too good to be true. Volkswagen Netherlands revealed the stroller to be nothing more than a clever marketing gimmick, meant to show off safety features of cars in another application. Any parents …

Watch a Boston Dynamics humanoid robot wander around outside

Boston Dynamics, which Google bought in 2013, has begun testing one of its humanoid robots — those that are designed to function like humans — out in the wild.<p>Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, talked about the research and showed footage of the project during a talk on Aug. 3 at the …

Robotics

Apple in Discussions With Bay Area Test Track Focused on Self-Driving Cars

Apple's work on its much-rumored Apple Car is progressing, and the company is said to be scouting for secure locations in the Bay Area where the vehicle can be tested, reports <i>The Guardian</i>. Engineers working on the car project are said to have met with officials at GoMentum Station in May to explore …

Autonomous Cars

Silicon Valley vs Motor City: regions compete to test self-driving cars

A 2,100-acre former military base near San Francisco or a 32-acre fake town? Both sites have won interest from automakers and technology companies as they seek to develop the future of transportation<p>Silicon Valley thinks it has the answer to everything. No wonder, then, that it also has the answer …

Silicon Valley

Machine 'learners' compute cloud cover to balance power supplies

Hendrik Hamann is into cloud computing — as in real clouds, those puffy things in the sky.<p>Working at IBM alongside some of the computer giant's most advanced systems, Hamann and his team seek a breakthrough in cloud-cover forecasting. They're aiming to help ease the introduction of solar …

Machine Learning