Robotics

New algorithm flies drones faster than human racing pilots

For the first time, an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. The success is based on a novel algorithm that was developed by researchers of the University of Zurich. It calculates ...

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 ...

Engineering

FedEx, Walgreens team with Wing for drone delivery test

Drone deliveries are coming soon, at least for one Virginia community, as part of a pilot project announced Thursday by Wing, the unit spun out of a "moonshot" lab at Google parent Alphabet.

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 ...

Energy & Green Tech

New Zealand strait crossed for first time by electric plane

As he made history by becoming the first person to fly across New Zealand's Cook Strait in an electric plane, Gary Freedman thought it only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was ...

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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