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artificial intelligenceSelf-driving taxis will take half of US driving by 2024

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Google’s self-driving car program, Waymo, is allowing cameras inside their autonomous minivans in Arizona as Google prepares to launch the nation’s first self-driving taxi service. Analysts predict self-driving revenue will hit $2.3 trillion by 2030 with Waymo capturing 60 percent …

futureAtlas Robot Can Do Parkour

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Robotics company Boston Dynamics has a robot is hopping over a log and then up a series of blocks, an activity called parkour. Boston Dynamics was sold by Alphabet to SoftBank last year. This two-legged robot, called Atlas, is the …

carsSelf-driving trucks will cut logistics costs in half and boost GDP

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The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy. The Global Truck Study 2018 has found that around 80% …

futureRethink Robotics has gone out of business

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Rethink Robotics is shutting down. Rethink developed collaborative robots. Rethink was trying to sell itself but the deal fell through and the robotics firm has to shut down. Danish firm Universal Robots has 60% of the collaborative robotics market. Universal …

artificial intelligenceChina will accelerate robotics, AI and ecommerce to match US

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China will make more investments and accelerate reforms of agencies and systems to boost its $3.8 trillion digital economy. The digital economy included the internet of things, big data, clouding computing and AI. The National Development and Reform Commission has …

chinaChina increasing industrial robots by ten times to 1.8 million by 2025

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The number of industrial robots in china will increase tenfold to 1.8 million units by 2025. Up to 70% of the robots used in China will be made in China which will increase from 30% now. According to the International …

futureNASA JPL update on progress to assembling giant 100+ meter space telescopes and starshades

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Rudranarayan Mukherjee, NASA JPL gave an update on progress to Robotic Assembly of Space Assets: Architectures and Technologies. This is the path to making 100 meter and even multi-kilometer diameter space telescopes and starshades in space. The presentation was at …

darpaDARPA prepares robotic arms to start servicing satellites in 2021

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DARPA is on track to start a multi-year mission in 2021 to service at least 20 commercial and government spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit (GEO). Flight versions of two dexterous robotic manipulator arms, which will allow up-close inspection, repair, and installation …

artificial intelligenceSuzanne Gildert CEO of Sanctuary AI is Making Synthetic Humanlike Robots -SU Summit 2018

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Suzanne Gildert is the CEO of Sanctuary AI which is making Synthetic Humanlike Robots. This is like the kind of human-mimicking robots of the movies Bladerunner and the TV Show Westworld. Prior to Sanctuary AI, Suzanne was co-founder of Kindred …

electric carsTesla Factory Tour

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Elon Musk discusses what is easy and hard for robotic assembly. People are better wiring harnesses and dealing with floppy and unusual shapes. The robots for a 7X24 hour factory needs advanced robotic technicians at all times. If something breaks …