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dronesDrones spreading millions of sterile mosquitos to combat Zika and other diseases

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Aedes mosquitos, responsible for the spread of diseases like Zika, dengue and yellow fever, do not disperse for more than 100 meters in their lifetime. They are also fragile, and high-altitude releases by airplanes can damage their wings and legs. …

3d printingOrganic ionic ink can make 3D printed sensors for soft robots

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Integrating sensors within soft robots has been difficult in part because most sensors, such as those used in traditional electronics, are rigid. Harvard researchers developed an organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink that can be 3D printed within the soft elastomer …

dronesAlibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

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Robots and drones for delivery were all over the annual Global Smart Logistics Summit. Several automated guided vehicles (AGVs), reminiscent of Roomba’s robot vacuum cleaners, were moving metal racks stacked with piles of boxes. There were autonomous drones that can …

artificial intelligenceDubai building museum of the future and a blockchain future – C2 Montreal #C2M18

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C2 Montreal talk and forum on Blockchain There was a futurist talk by Dubai’s futurist Noah Raford. Dr Noah Raford – Dubai Future Foundation What does the world look like in 2068 (next 50 years) Dubai is the intersection of …

exoskeletonSuitX lowers cost of full body medical mobility exoskeleton to $40,000

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The Phoenix exoskeleton is the world’s lightest and most advanced exoskeleton designed to help people with mobility disorders to be upright and mobile. In the clinic, at home, and in the workplace Phoenix has successfully enabled many individuals to stand …

artificial intelligenceAI is improving robotanks and flying and driving drones

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US Soldiers, Marines, Department of Defense civilians, and troops from the United Kingdom observed and tested a series of unmanned, remote-controlled ground vehicles during a combined training event at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, April 2, 2018. In order to accelerate …

artificial intelligenceBetter AI and processors will deliver breakthrough mainstream drones

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Teal is already selling its dumbed down but ultra-fast Sport version (at a suggested retail of $799). And in 2018, the company says its Teal 2 will hit the market powered by Nvidia’s Jetson GPU and Neurala’s artificial brain. The …

constructionBricklaying robot that increases human productivity by five-fold

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Construction Robotics has a bricklaying robot commercially available and doesn’t actually replace a traditional mason. It works in collaboration with a mason, increasing their productivity up to five-fold. SAM, short for Semi-Automated Mason, is a brick laying robot designed and …

chinaAutomated high speed rail lines will start in China in 2019

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CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has announced that an automated high-speed railway line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou will be tested in 2019. The 174-kilometer intercity railway is a high-speed rail line, with a designed speed of up to 350 km/h. …

buildingAustralian Fastbricks Robotics bricklaying bot maker wants to build 600,000 homes per year by 2023

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Fastbrick Robotics Limited (ASX:FBR) is an Australian robotic technology company developing and commercializing digital construction technology solutions, including the revolutionary commercial bricklaying machine, Hadrian X. The Hadrian X construction robot is on track to being completed by the end of …