While this may look like a soccer mom's minivan, it's actually Navlab 5, a 2007 Robot Hall of Fame inductee that managed to drive from Pittsburgh to San Diego, steering itself 98 percent of the time.
The 1995 robot trek was dubbed "No Hands Across America" by the Carnegie Mellon University researchers that made it. The platform the car runs on is called PANS (Portable Advanced Navigation Support).
May 16, 2007 7:28 AM PDT
Photo by: The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
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