Both nuTonomy and the mayor of Boston confirmed at the end of November 2015 that nuTonomy driverless cars will be on the roads before the end of the year. While the headlines about autonomous vehicles often go to Google and Tesla, and recently Uber, nuTonomy is establishing itself in this growing market. The startup, based in the US and Singapore, is a leading developer of self-driving software for vehicles, developing a complete solution for point-to-point mobility.
At the end of October a group of prestigious US universities collaborated on a document trying to put together a technical roadmap for Robotics in the US. Its central purpose is to update Congress on the state of the art in robotics and to help policymakers determine where to channel resources in order to realise robotics’ great promise as a technology. We summarise some of the main findings below.