NASA Developing Robots to Enable Assembly of Solar Arrays on the Moon

The NASA Assemblers project is a recently awarded Early Career Initiative (ECI) proposal led out of NASA’s Langley Research Center, seeks to advance the technology, including hardware and software, that would allow autonomous in-space assembly, a critical technology for future human exploration and being able to live and work further on the Moon and Mars. …

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Technology Revolutions Should Enable Ten Times the Production of the Prior Generation

There is a definition of a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as the age of digitalization. This is making smart cities, vastly improved factories and a lot of automation of tasks and services in our homes and at work. Industry 4.0 enables real-time data gathering, analysis, and decision- and prediction-making capabilities. 4IR technologies are artificial intelligence, …

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Robotic Chicken Farming

Startup Faromatics makes ChickenBoy which is the first roof-suspended robot that observes chickens, litter and equipment autonomously 24×7. The robot monitors air quality, health and welfare through a multitude of sensors and cameras, inspects equipment operation and informs farmers, stock persons or vets via mobile alarms. • No-collision, automated chicken surveillance • Programmable paths and …

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Millimeter Wide Xenobots Are New Robots Made from Living Cells

Researchers have scraped living cells from frogs and reused them to make robots from living cells. Millimeter robots have been made from living cells (cells scraped from frogs). They are living robots that could be used for smart drug delivery, scraping plaque from arteries, microsurgery or environmental cleanup. The millimeter-wide “xenobots” can move toward a …

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Ark Invest’s Big Five Technologies in 2020 Will Be Worth Multiple Trillions Around 2030

Ark Invest has 11 Big Ideas for 2020. However, Five Ideas are clearly the biggest. AI and Sequencing will supercharge biotechnology for nearly $10 trillion in impact by 2024. $5 to 10 Trillion in Market Value by 2025 Biotech R&D Efficiency — The Convergence of Technologies in Healthcare. Improvements in R&D efficiency could add $9 …

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Military and Civilian Cyborgs by 2050

aA href=”https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/mad-scientist/m/articles-of-interest/300458″>A DoD Biotechnologies for Health and Human Performance Council (BHPC; Alexandria, VA) study group surveyed a wide range of current and emerging technologies relevant to assisting and augmenting human performance in many domains. They looked at * auditory (hearing) enhancement for communication and protection; and * direct neural enhancement of the human brain for …

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Kyle Nel of Uncommon Partners Discusses Helping Companies to Innovate

Kyle Nel of Singularity University Uncommon Partners was interviewed by Nextbigfuture. After a long-time partnership, Singularity University acquired Uncommon Partners (UP) to expand the capabilities for clients and partners. Co-founded in 2018 by SU faculty member Kyle Nel and Amanda Manna, UP applies a multi-disciplinary approach to transformation that is rooted in behavioral science and …

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Starship Technologies Delivery Robots Have Made Over 100,000 Paid Deliveries

Starship Technologies is making delivery robots and they just received $40 million in funding. The robots are advanced devices that can carry items within a 4-mile (6km) radius. Our delivery platform enables a new era of instant delivery that works around your schedule at much lower costs. The company has made over 100,000 commercial deliveries. …

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