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Mapping company HERE expands to drones, robotics

Mapping company HERE expands to drones, robotics

Written by on September 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany’s premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters. “We are expanding our strategy not just in autonomous driving but also in autonomous things,” Overbeek said […]

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News highlights – 20 August 2017

News highlights – 20 August 2017

Written by on August 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights – 20 August 2017 Elon Musk among AI, robotics company founders warning against killer machines Time is running out to put a ban in place against the development of killer robots, warns an open letter signed by 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies, including Elon Musk. Read more… BlackBerry rally derailed […]

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News highlights – 13 July 2017

News highlights – 13 July 2017

Written by on July 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 13 July 2017 French Government will appeal Google tax ruling PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Thursday it would appeal against a court ruling in Google’s favour with regard to 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in tax. Read more… Carmakers write to Chinese Government to relax quotas on electric cars […]

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Is China’s robotics rush speeding it into spiralling debt?

Is China’s robotics rush speeding it into spiralling debt?

Written by on August 5, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

WUHU, China (Reuters) – Down a side street bracketed by massage parlors and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze river, a humanoid food service robot trundles around the corner of a table in a cafe, red eyes flashing in tune with synthesized classical music. The Wuhu Hands On CafĂ©’s waiter, […]

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An OpenSource robotic arm controlled by the mind

An OpenSource robotic arm controlled by the mind

Written by on June 2, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

For Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old from Colorado in the United States (U.S.), the difficulty with robotics has never been the technology itself – something he says he managed to master in a matter of months from his bedroom in his parent’s house – but the cost. The technology used by most robotic arms and hands […]

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Robotic ants could be factory workers of tomorrow

Written by on March 31, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems. The developers, German technology firm Festo, say it’s not just the unusual anatomy of real-world ants that inspired the bionic version – the collective intelligence of an ant colony was also something they wanted to replicate. […]

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