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  • Subaru is the latest to get a self-driving test licence in California

    Subaru is the latest to get a self-driving test licence in California

    The California DMV has added Subaru as the latest member of its list of companies clear to test autonomous driving technology on state roads, bringing the exclusive club to 22 members in total. Subaru is the car-making wing of Japanese transportation company Fuji Heavy Industries, and makes vehicles including the popular Forester and Outback lines. Subaru already offers advanced driver… Read More

  • Video: Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices

    Video: Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices

    Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo have developed a cute robot that can help human workers clean offices. It’s a follow up to a simpler model the two companies unveiled ten years ago. This new robot can navigate through spaces full of desks, office equipment and other obstacles (including humans). The battery-powered robot can move around at 30m per minute and is equipped with a laser… Read More

  • Autonomous office cleaning robot

    Japanese conglomerates Fuji Heavy Industries, Sumitomo and Subaru are developing a new robot [JP, PDF] that’s able to clean office buildings autonomously. The yet to be named robot (pictured on the left) is sized at just 50x45x80cm, meaning it’s able to maneuver even along narrow paths. Its functions include vacuuming the floors and picking up garbage. Read More

  • First agricultural robot that can autonomously work on fields

    Robots now enter the agriculture industry, too. First the award-winning rice-transplanting robot, now this: Major Japanese conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries has developed an agricultural robot that can tend fields autonomously. Read More

  • Fuji develops cleaning robot that's able to use elevators to clean floors

    Japanese mega companies Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo today presented their jointly developed floor cleaning robot [JP, PDF] in action in an office building in Osaka , Japan. The autonomous cleaning robot can clean corridors and other similar spaces and also is able to move between the floors of the building by using the elevators. It can detect obstacles of any kind via a built-in… Read More