A BMW Mini Cooper r50 has been converted into a bi-pedal car catching monster. The robot uses six computers to coordinate its functions.
One computer handles balance and locomotion, another for visual processing, the third diagnostics and watchdog, the forth planning and mapping, the fifth dexterous manipulation and the sixth, coordination, watchdog and safety.
Its sensor system combines all known sensor types including, proprioception sensors, infrared, hi-rez lidar and bump sensors. It even has olfactory sensors that can tell the difference between transmission fluid, oil, break fluid and gasoline.
Check it out in action - http://www.r50rd.co.uk/research/inte.../stop_test.htm