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ecommerceFaster, taller, denser, more profitable warehouse robots and Interview with the CEO

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Exotec Solutions, a French AI robotics startup, today announced the launch of the Skypod Robots and associated system. Cdiscount, the top French e-commerce vendor, is now using Skypods to prepare orders in its warehouse near Bordeaux, increasing their order processing …

artificial intelligenceFrench Navya has self driving taxis and buses in Vegas and other places

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NAVYA unveiled as a World Premiere the first 100% autonomous robot-taxi on the market this Tuesday November 7, 2017 at La Cité du Cinéma (Paris) : AUTONOM CAB, two years after the launch in 2015 of AUTONOM SHUTTLE, the first …

armyFrance Macron calls for shared defense budget and an EU army by 2020

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The French President called for the introduction of EU identity cards, a shared defense budget and a European military intervention force. Speaking at Paris-Sorbonne University, he also proposed a shared budget for eurozone countries and an EU-wide asylum agency to …

franceUntil exoskeletons are deployed the French Felin body armor is the most advanced infrantry system

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France deployed the first versions of combat armor with the FELIN combat system. FÉLIN (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés, Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications) is the name for the French infantry combat system developed by Safran Electronics and Defense. …

bitcoinBitcoin at around $4000 and Ethereum at $288

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Coinbase the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin exchange had a stock offering and raised $100 million with a $1.6 billion valuation. Coinbase exchanges about $25 billion worth of cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin market cap is around $65 billion, with the entire cryptocurrency …

france124 minutes from Bordeaux to Paris instead of 205 minutes with higher speed train

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This month a new high-speed railway line began operating between Paris and Bordeaux—reducing travel time from three hours twenty-five minutes to two hours and four minutes. This makes day trips between cities practical, and will further open up southwest France …

bitcoinPro-EU Macron wins French Presidency

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Pre-election polls had forecast a sizable Macron victory, and he appeared to have delivered, with projections issued after polls closed showing him with around 65 percent of the vote. Macron promised to reform two institutions notoriously resistant to change: the …

europeThe shooting of Franz Ferdinand started WW1, will a new act of violence cause the breakup of the EU?

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The murder of Franz Ferdinand started World War 1 over a century ago. Will a new act of terrorism in the coming days before the May 7th election lead to the breakup of the EU? It is generally expected that …

europeFrench Presidential runoff will be stark pro or anti EU choice

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Right-wing politician Marine Le Pen claimed victory alongside centrist Emmanuel Macron for the French presidential runoff, with the future of the European Union at stake. Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial …

economic impactUber suspends self driving car program after high impact accident here another car failed to yield to Uber car

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Uber is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured …