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Honda’s E2-DR Disaster Response Robot Can Climb Ladders

Robots are learning new tricks all the time and for every trick they learn they become more useful. These tricks are especially useful when you’re talking about disaster response. The disaster response team of the future is going to be all robot. And what that robot is capable of could determine your life or death. Honda has unveiled a working prototype of its E2-DR disaster response robot and it is very capable already. It stands 1.68 meters high and weighs 85 kilograms. E2-DR can walk, navigate over objects, climb stairs and ladders, get through narrow spaces and traverse piles of debris like a bot on a mission, which it is. This robot can even stand being in the rain for 20 minutes. To keep it as lightweight as possible, Honda exchanged traditional cables for optical fibers. It also has a 1000-Wh lithium-ion battery that delivers 90 minutes of...

NAIAS 2017 Expo Hall Walkthrough

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFrom time to time my friends at Ford Motor Company bring me out to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to check out their new vehicles and of course what else is debuting at the show. It’s a great time to look at new models, concept cars, and new technologies. I got to walk through the expo hall to see what the auto industry is coming out with. In this video you are going to see: – Ford F-150 – Chevy Camero – Smart FourTwo – Cadilac Escala – Alpha Romeo Stelvio – BMW X2 – VW ID Buzz – Lincoln Navigator – VLF Force 1 V10 – Audio R8 V10 – Lexus LC 500 – Aisin Personal Mobility Device – Dodge Challenger – Kia Stinger

OnStar in Any Car: Aftermarket OnStar System Announced 0

OnStar in Any Car: Aftermarket OnStar System Announced

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDuring CES, OnStar made a great announcement. They are now selling an aftermarket OnStar system. The mirror you have seen in all GM cars can now be installed in your Ford, Toyota, Honda or even a Yugo. You can even upgrade your older GM vehicle. The Aftermarket system will be available at Best Buy and other retailers. They recommend that a certified professional install for maximum safety. For $299 for the OnStar and installation and $200 / year you can stay safe. I got to even test the system that Friday night as we drove from the Atomic Testing Museum to the Venitian. The system brings a human element even when you are trying to find a destination. Use it as a GPS, information system or emergency outlet. “We are working here and meeting with a lot of retailers, “says Rich...

Thought Control 0

Thought Control

The Guardian reports that Honda has unveiled a robot that can be controlled by the thoughts of an operator wearing a special helmet. Read the full story and see a picture here. The control module, if that’s the right word, appears to be slightly larger that a large washing machine, not counting the area where the operator sits. I have no doubt that it will rapidly shrink into something more portable. An exerpt: