Jaguar Land Rover unveils autonomous EV concept for urban transit

As part of Jaguar Land Rover's mission to achieve zero emissions, the company has unveiled a new concept vehicle, Project Vector. The electric vehicle is designed to provide autonomous rides in urban environments, and it could hit the streets in a pi...

Adam Savage turned Spot the robodog into a creepy rickshaw driver

Boston Dynamics has long touted robotic dog Spot's ability to help out in disaster situations and to take on jobs too hazardous for humans, but what practical applications does it have for the average Joe? Beyond scuttling around your house like a Lo...

Sony KOOV Challenge Encourages Kids to Build Cool Robots

Do your kids love science, technology, engineering, or math? Sony’s KOOV system is a great tool for kids to learn about all of these disciplines, while having lots of fun doing it. These modular building kits encourage kids to experiment as they construct robots and other mechanical creations, and learn to program them.

Sony has announced that students around the U.S. will have a chance to win some great prizes by designing and then building their own robots.

The 2020 KOOV Challenge will be themed around autonomous vehicle transportation. It starts out with an online event, in which students will use the KOOV app to design and upload a robot idea for consideration. The top three winners from this phase will win a KOOV Trial Kit, valued at $249.99. This phase is running from now through March 13, 2020.

A second phase of the challenge will be held in person at Sony Electronics in San Diego on March 22, 2020, where students will both present a design concept, then build a robot within a set time limit. Entrants can works of teams of up to three students during this phase, and the grand prize winner will win a trip the the KOOV Challenge in Tokyo, Japan, scheduled for October 2020.

The KOOV Challenge is being offered to students from grades 3 to 8, assuming they have teacher or faculty sponsorship and consent from their parent or legal guardian. To enter the challenge, simply fill out the online entry form. There’s no fee to enter.

Fiat Chrysler and AutoX confirm plans to work on robotaxis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is joining forces with the Chinese startup AutoX to bring self-driving robotaxis to China. The companies confirmed rumors of their partnership today and announced that the AutoX AI Driver platform will be installed in...

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