Tracked Robot Chases Man, Aggressive Sentience Imminent

We keep telling you the robot wars are going to happen any day now, and you just don't listen. While this is more like some version of a robot dog nipping at your heels, we still don't know what the mechanical marvel is going to do with that ball when he catches his prey. Okay, we kid, we're pretty sure this is another … » 4/15/08 4:20pm 4/15/08 4:20pm

Students Show Off SAE Collegiate Design Series Racers

Back in the way off yonder, at least two of us on the Jalopnik staff spent time turning wrenches on an SAE car during college. These cars are nice reminder that the best engineers are the ones who wake up at one in the afternoon and still smell like Jager bombs. The SAE Collegiate Design Series is an effort to put… » 4/14/08 4:20pm 4/14/08 4:20pm

Raytheon HY-DRA Shows Off In-Wheel E-Motors

All the big names in defense are here today hawking their wares and Raytheon has an off road badass-mobile that practically begs to be flogged mightily. The Hybrid-Defense Recon Assault (HY-DRA) shows off some pretty neat tech (which actually is sort of the military version of the Chevy Volt). The HY-DRA is an EV with… » 4/14/08 3:00pm 4/14/08 3:00pm

FEV Shows Off Mahindra Scorpio Diesel Electric Hybrid Battery Pack,…

Well, there you have it folks, batteries in the boot, basically all the proof you get this is a hybrid SUV because everything else hybridy is in the transmission. We also gathered the Scorpio diesel hybrid is intended for production, but dates and the possibility of US import were left up to the Mahindra folks. Aside… » 4/14/08 1:00pm 4/14/08 1:00pm

Indian Mahindra Scorpio Diesel-Electric Hybrid SUV: First Pictures Of…

We just snapped off a couple of shots of the Mahindra Scorpio, the diesel-electric hybrid SUV we told you would be unveiled here at the 2008 SAE World Congress. Yes, it's before everything has opened to the engineering public. Yes, we may not have been officially allowed out on the floor. Yes, we probably broke a city… » 4/14/08 8:22am 4/14/08 8:22am