December 31, 2007
Robots made significant advances in 2007.
In the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, autonomous vehicles demonstrated their abilities in changing lanes, merging onto roadways amidst fast-moving traffic, and traversing busy intersections.
Robots also became more humanoid. Toyota and Honda introduced advanced robots capable of playing music, serving tea, pouring beer, and putting out fires, while children treated the new QRIO–programmed to wave, dance, sit, and stand–more like a peer… read more