This week saw the news that two major automotive companies, Ford and VW, were walking away from a multi-billion dollar investment into Argo AI, a venture intended to build self-driving vehicles. Instead, the companies hope to roll at least some of that effort back into augmenting drivers’ abilities to drive safely and efficiently.
At first impression, humanoid robots do not have much in common with autonomous cars. But both are autonomous devices. Hence, lessons learned in creating autonomous cars could be applied to developing autonomous robots.