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Try, Robot: Darpa contest sends new humanoids into ‘nuclear reactor’

At an event that combines the feel of a trade fair with a Mythbusters episode, robots compete in navigating simulation of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant

Darpa robotics challenge: South Korea’s humanoid nets team $2m

US defense department awards prizes in event that featured robots built and piloted with funding from sources that included Amazon and Nasa

New self-driving Google car smaller and even less reliant on human assistance

Only a single person is required in an emergency to take over the more compact car with a detachable steering wheel, gas pedal and brake pedal