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carsWorld will see less robot job loss through 2030 as robot automation leaders Foxconn and Tesla face delays

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Foxconn and Tesla have been targeting extreme automation plans. Both have had to cut back plans for full automation and adding robotics to replace people by many years. Foxconn will be raising $4.3 billion to boost their automation efforts that …

armyUS Army has focused effort to replace Abrams and Bradley with tests by 2019 and deployments by 2025

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By late 2019, the U.S. Army could field up to three manned and unmanned combat vehicles to help determine the future of heavy army fighting vehicles. The US army effort appears focused and appears inspired by the Russian Armata combat …

artificial intelligence$4.5 billion valuation for China's AI company SenseTime

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SenseTime (the “Company”), China’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, has successfully raised US$600 million in its Series C round of funding. This gives the company a $4.5 billion valuation. Alibaba Group is taking the lead role for this round of …

artificial intelligence$4.5 billion valuation for China’s AI company SenseTime

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SenseTime (the “Company”), China’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, has successfully raised US$600 million in its Series C round of funding. This gives the company a $4.5 billion valuation. Alibaba Group is taking the lead role for this round of …

futureBiobot: Innovative Offloading of Astronauts for More Effective Exploration

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No parameter in the design of spacesuits for planetary exploration is more important than “weight on the back”: the weight of the suit system which must be supported by the wearer under the gravity of the Moon or Mars. The …

futureRobot for cleaning the side of ships

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The Climb Rob 125 is like a large version of a Roomba vacuum robot. It magnetically moves on the side of large ships and uses water jets to clean off the sides. The 60-kilogram Climb Rob 125 grabs hold of …

automationBain forecasts 10-15 year automation driven economic boom but many impacts from wages losses and job losses

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Bain Consulting forecasts that the coming phase of automation could eventually eliminate up to 50% of all current jobs. The job activity analysis only suggests the potential of technology to replace humans with hardware and software. It does not take …

chinaTelsa model 3 top selling US electric car and BYD Song PHEV top selling electric car in the world

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Inside EV shows that the Tesla model 3 was the top-selling electric car in the US in both January and February of 2018. February is the slowest car selling month in China. Electric car sales were around 34,000 which were …

futureGoogle partners with Johnson and Johnson to make lower cost surgical robots

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Verb Surgical has about $500 million in investment and Alphabet (Google) and Johnson and Johnson are the primary investors. Verb’s goal is to introduce a better, cheaper surgical robot into the market in 2020, plus a bunch of software tools …

artificial intelligenceIBM AI predictions include AI powered ocean microbots and unbiased AI

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IBM’s mission is to help their clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of …