iCandy: Robots Analyze, Imitate, and Satiate

Scanning delicate works of art and delivering cupcakes are just two tasks that robots handle well

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Willie Jones covers transportation for IEEE Spectrum, and the history of technology for The Institute.

Photo: Carmen Jaspersen/EPA/Landov
This electric vehicle, produced at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, can rotate its wheels 90 degrees to make parallel parking a snap. What you can’t see is its ability to narrow its dimensions to squeeze into a tight parking space, or the even more awesome ability to mechanically and electrically dock with a group of similar cars to form a train.

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