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roboticsRussia Is Behind Japan in Robots But Ahead in Robot Costumes

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The most modern robot at a Russian Technology Conference was a person in a $3700 robot costume. Robot Boris talked, danced and answered math equations. One picture shows an exposed human neckline. Others showed the man actually playing the part …

artificial intelligenceWe Hype Artificial Intelligence But How Good Are Non-AI Solutions?

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There is a lot of hype for the accomplishments of Artificial Intelligence. Nextbigfuture keeps you up to date about the achievements made in AI. Two hours ago Nextbigfuture published what IBM has done with AI. at some point in the …

artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

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A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

batteriesElon Lesson from Model 3 is Don’t Be Overconfident and Change in Manageable Phases

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Although Elon feels the Tesla 3 manufacturing issues are mostly behind them he shared what he felt caused the problems with the Tesla 3 to be worse than expected. An older video with CBS reviewed what went wrong with the …

carsCar Makers Prepare for Future of Self-driving, Ride-sharing and Electric Cars

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GM, Ford and other car makers are making big moves to prepare for a future dominated by self-driving cars, ride-sharing and electric cars. The next few years in the USA are still mainly SUV and Trucks. US light truck sales …

carsFord launching a huge robo-taxi service in 2021 at half the price of UBER

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Ford will launch a robo-taxi service with thousands of self-driving cars in 2021. Ford’s driverless rides could be less than half the price of today’s ride-share journeys (UBER, Lyft). They want a large share of an estimated $330 billion autonomous …

futureInnovation War Means Using SpaceX Approach for 20X R&D Productivity

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David P. Goldman (aka Spengler) has identified that the USA and China are in a war of innovation. Goldman says problem is NOT what the Chinese are doing, but we AREN’T doing. The U.S. government now spends just 0.7% …

artificial intelligenceTesla Autopilot used to remotely switch parking spots

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A Tesla owner used the current autonomous driving and parking capabilities to remotely change parking spots. With Smart Summon, the Tesla car can navigate more complex environments and parking spaces, maneuvering around objects as necessary to come find you. The …

roboticsShape shifting modular robots with autonomous capabilities

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A Cornell-led team has developed modular robots that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes in order to perform various tasks – an accomplishment that brings the vision of adaptive, multipurpose robots a step closer to …

artificial intelligenceDARPA robotic co-pilot will fly Blackhawk Helicopters in 2019

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A pilot flew a helicopter with supervised autonomy in an aircraft with DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS). Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System provides flexible automation architecture for existing aircraft to increase mission effectiveness and enable safe, reduced crew …