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citiesWaymo authorized for commercial self driving service in the USA

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Waymo, the self-driving Google spinoff, has been given legal permission to operate as a Transportation Network Company in the state of Arizona. Waymo has been running a pilot program that lets people call for rides in its cars, at first …

artificial intelligenceBoston Robotics Dog Robot can open doors

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SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. It weighs 25 kg (30 kg if you include the arm). SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on …

carsThe Robotaxi future will not care about car brands or luxury

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The world is transitioning to a robotaxi and robobus future within 5 to ten years. This is where almost all commuting and transportation is based upon operationally cheaper self-driving ride sharing electric vehicles. There will still be a tiny amount …

electric carsElon Musk and Tesla will make multi-layer assembly and other car factory advances or die trying

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2018 will be a transformative year for Tesla Motors. Elon Musk is all-in on creating a making his multi-layer assembly line and capital efficient robotic assembly. Tesla is increasing the use of robots and creating far tighter integration between the …

carsUber and Waymo have settled lawsuit for $245 million in Uber stock

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Waymo had originally sought a $1 billion settlement last year before the trial got underway, but Uber rejected that deal. Waymo has settled for 0.34 percent of Uber’s equity at the company’s $72 billion valuation, which is around $245 million. …

artificial intelligenceSelf Driving in China with startups Pony.ai and JingChi

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China sees autonomous driving as an amalgamation of the latest technologies, including 5G, manufacturing and new energy. Research is underway on self-driving ships and autonomous rail transit, as well as cars. More than 24 states in the US have introduced …

DNAElectrically controlled DNA robot arm is 100,000 times faster – millisecond moves enable molecular factories

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Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast …

agingReinventing the wheel, robots, drones and transportation with the Revolve Foldable wheel

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Revolve has a groundbreaking innovation – the foldable wheel. The foldable wheel including a double hub, a rim with rubberized sectors, and spokes pivotly connecting each hub with the sectors of the rim. The sectors of the rim can be …

artificial intelligenceAI, augmented reality, blockchain and other tech Transforming Manufacturing by 2023

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Prediction 1: By the end of 2021, 25% of global manufacturers will apply machine learning to data across product development, supply chain, manufacturing, and service for more rapid decision support, improved quality, differentiated products, and innovative business models. Prediction 2: …

bloodstream robotsProgress to human cell sized transforming robots made from atomically thin paper

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Microscale machines – equipped with electronic, photonic and chemical payloads – could become a powerful platform for robotics at the size scale of biological microorganisms. * prototypes three times larger than a red blood cell have been made * they …