October 9, 2009

Eporos School Together Like Fish

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Nissan studied the movement of schools of fish and developed Eporos (EPisode O (Zero) Robot,) three-wheeled bots that share information to avoid crashing into each other. They use laser range finders and radio communication to determine where obstacles may be and then avoid them while still hanging near each other. The auto company is hoping to utilize the technology and apply it to future vehicles.

Via NY Daily News

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 9, 2009 8:50 AM
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I've been waiting for an automated personal transportation system for a while now. I figured we'd have something working by this day and age but I guess we still have a good half century to go. At least development continues to move forward instead of standing still.


Posted by: Jim at October 9, 2009 12:09 PM
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