Machine learning & AI

DARPA announces progress in Air Combat Evolution program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has revealed strides in its Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program. Midway through Phase 1, the program has accomplished several goals on the path toward live subscale aircraft ...

Robotics

Japanese grocery chain testing remotely controlled robot stockers

Japanese grocery chain FamilyMart has teamed up with Tokyo startup Telexistence to test the idea of using a remotely controlled shelf stocking robot named the Model-T to restock grocery shelves. On its website, Telexistence ...

Energy & Green Tech

Generating electricity with tomato waste

A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity—damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell that uses tomato waste left ...

Seoul trials pint-sized robots in nursery schools

Seoul has started trialling pint-sized robots as teaching aids in kindergartens—a pilot project the city government said would help prepare the next generation for a hi-tech future.

Energy & Green Tech

How Europe could slash its cooling footprint with chilled water

As climate change warms the world, we increasingly need to find ways to efficiently cool our buildings—whilst also lowering our emissions to attempt to halt the temperature rise as much as possible. Traditional air conditioners ...

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