“Blind” Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs and step over obstacles without the help of cameras or visual sensors.Courtesy of the researchers By Jennifer Chu MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly…

Fleet of autonomous boats could service some cities, reducing road traffic

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and precise control.Courtesy of the researchers By Rob Matheson The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam,…

Making driverless cars change lanes more like human drivers do

At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation tomorrow, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) will present a new lane-change algorithm. By Larry Hardesty In the field of self-driving cars, algorithms for controlling lane changes are an important topic of study….