The RoboCar G could easily be mistaken for a golf cart, but it’s much more than that.  Using a combination of sensors, including stereo cameras, laser rangefinders, radar and sonar, as well as an inertial measurement unit, the diminutive sized vehicle can drive itself and can be controlled wirelessly using a computer.

Top speed of the vehicle is currently 37mph; it’s powered by a lithium-ion battery and a brushless DC electric motor.

The vehicle was developed in collaboration with Gunma University and industry partners, and will be sold in Japan to public facilities and hospitals.  There’s no word on a price, but they’re due to ship this November.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."