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Note: This blog post partly contains some new content, and partly some content from blog posts I’ve written in the past. It is a consolidation, to make information relevant to FRDM boards and mbed available at one convenient location. Note 2: February 2020: Updated with information on how to set up the boards to work with the latest Windows 10 operating systems.   Introduction FRDM boards are a range of compact (slightly larger than credit-card sized) boards with a microcontroller. T ...
Boston Dynamics Atlas robot can now jump and perform backflips on its own without assistance. (Image credit Boston Dynamics)   Boston Dynamics’ Atlas has come a long way since it was first developed back in 2013 as a spin-off of the company’s earlier PETMAN robot. Back then, the mechanical monstrosity had to be tethered to a bulky power supply and used an overhead crane for safety purposes as it had a tendency to fall down a lot. DARPA Program Manager Gill Pratt emphasized that ...
Toyota’s Platform 2.1 autonomous vehicle features two modes- Guardian and Chauffeur. (Image credit Toyota)   Last month Toyota unveiled its latest version of their autonomous vehicle- the Lexus-modified (600hL) Platform 2.1, which features better sensors, improved detection and a pair of steering wheels for better human control. The vehicle is a base for Toyota Research Institute’s autonomous research systems known as Guardian and Chauffeur, which provides increased navigation ...

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