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This Super-Springy Robot Can Do Parkour

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a robot with huge ups. Salto can launch itself a meter in the air despite weighing less than a quarter pound and standing only a few inches high. It achieves this by getting …Continue reading

In the 1980s, the Self-Driving Van Was Born

As we wrote in a feature published last month, Carnegie Mellon University’s NavLab, vintage 1986, was one of the first cars ever that was designed to be controlled by a computer. It featured an early version of lidar functioning as the vehicle’s …Continue reading