Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
In a tiny neighborhood in San Francisco, self-driving Waymo cars have been converging at all hours of the day and night, mystifying neighbors.
The New York State Thruway Authority is partnering with Syracuse-based NUAIR on a pilot program to have drones inspect bridges and overpasses. Drones cost less, can get the job done faster and are safer for workers.
The U.S. Army intends to test an entire company of unmanned combat vehicles in simulated battle next year. This is an unprecedented and big step toward refining the hardware and software that will one day enable wheeled robots to take the battlefield.
The Air Force is developing semi-autonomous, low-cost aircraft to fly alongside manned airplanes, bear extra munitions, assist with surveillance and jamming, and even make kamikaze attacks to defend their wingmen.