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artificial intelligenceAI and Robotics in the Lab: Accelerating Materials Discovery #emtechdigital

Jill Becker is the CEO and Cofounder, Kebotix. The Kebotix self-driving lab combines data and AI with robotics to discover and create advanced chemicals and materials at a faster rate and at the push of a button. Kebotix offers inventive …

artificial intelligenceRobots That Learn by Doing – Imagining Pictures and Goals #emdigitaltech

Sergey Levines is anAssistant Professor, UC BerkeleyRobots That Learn by Doing Sergey is talking about reinforcement learning. Robots can keep learning from its environment with reinforcement learning. We need algorithms for scalable off-policy reinforcement learning. Sergey has examples of a …

dronesUS Navy Getting Ten Robotic Combat Ships

The US Navy is buying a new breed of armed unmanned surface combat ships that will add more sensors and weapons to the current fleet. These will be 200-foot to 300-foot ships that displace 2,000 tons. The Navy plans to …

energyNASA Will Flight Test a Nuclear Rocket by 2024 and Other High Tech NASA Projects

A portion of NASA’s $21.5 billion 2019 budget is for developing advanced space power and propulsion technology. NASA will spend $176 to $217 million on maturing new technology. There are projects that NASA has already been working on and others …

australiaThe Oceans and Kelp are Critical to Solving Climate Change

Trees can help with climate change and CO2 emissions but we would need about 150 Brazilian rain forests to offset current global emissions. This would be about 50 trillion trees. A more powerful biological offset would be to use kelp …

artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

artificial intelligenceThe Jobs After Automation Will Be to Satisfy Rising Standards and Competitive Demands

When particular areas are automated then what is provided from automation becomes the competitive ante. The work and the activity will be to add more. This could mean creating more locations or finding ways to use more people to provide …

airplanesBoeing Flew an Electric VTOL Passenger Drone Which Would Become Personal Flying Machines

Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, used Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric …

chinaChina’s Lunar Rover Yutu 2 Begins Exploring Far Side of the Moon

China’s rover Yutu 2 has begun exploring the far side of the moon after making a soft landing with the lander. The rover will used ground-penetrating radar to map the moon’s inner structures, analyze soil and rock samples for minerals …

artificial intelligenceWill Mimicking The Nervous System Advance Artificial Intelligence?

Frequently reported advances in artificial intelligence make some people curious, and others nervous. While some people picture their next smart appliance purchase being an AI robot, others wonder if an AI robot will take their job. The truth is, neither …