Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney – gpgmail

[ad_1] 1. Which initiatives will you prioritize to limit humankind’s impact on climate and avoid potential climate catastrophe? My $4 trillion Climate Plan will enable us to reach the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, which the IPCC says is the necessary target to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The centerpiece of […]

UK police arrest a number of climate activists planning Heathrow drone protest – gpgmail

[ad_1] UK police have arrested a number of environmental activists affiliated with a group which announced  last month that it would use drones to try to ground flights at the country’s busiest airport. The group, which calls itself Heathrow Pause, is protesting against the government decision to green light a third runway at the airport. […]

Voyage raises $31 million to bring driverless taxis to communities – gpgmail

[ad_1] Voyage, the autonomous vehicle startup that spun out of Udacity, announced Thursday it has raised $31 million in a round led by Franklin Templeton. Khosla Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures and Chevron Technology Ventures also participated in the round. The company, which operates a ride-hailing service in retirement communities using self-driving cars supported […]

Misty starts shipping its programmable robot to backers – gpgmail

[ad_1] When we met with Misty back at CES, the Sphero spinoff had an April timeframe for its programmable robot, Misty II. But the best laid plans, et al. The startup announced this morning that it’s started shipping the robot to its around 500 or so crowdfunding backers over the coming weeks. It’s a few […]

Starship Technologies CEO Lex Bayer on focus and opportunity in autonomous delivery – gpgmail

[ad_1] Starship Technologies is fresh off a recent $40 million funding round, and the robotics startup finds itself in a much-changed market compared to when it got its start in 2014. Founded by software industry veterans including Skype and Rdio co-founder Janis Friis, Starship’s focus is entirely on building and commercialization fleets of autonomous sidewalk […]

Investors are joining a sizable funding round for Bear Robotics, whose robots serve food to restaurant patrons – gpgmail

[ad_1] There’s almost no end to the number of jobs that could be replaced altogether or in some part by smart machines, from radiologists to truck drivers to, gulp, journalists. You might be tempted to sob about it to your friendly restaurant server, but wait! It’s a robot, too! So it may be if the […]

Volocopter’s 2X eVTOL records a first with flight at Helsinki International Airport – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Volocopter 2X air taxi vehicle is now the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) craft to fly at an international airport, fully integrated into the same airspace as other commercial passenger craft. It performed this key milestone flight at Helsinki International Airport, in a demonstration mission that showed it successfully integrated with […]

MIT’s Autonomous ‘Roboats’ Learn to Shapeshift

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Self-driving cars may be the future for most cities, but Amsterdam is about one-quarter water thanks to its extensive canal network. So, maybe autonomous boats are worth exploring? MIT has been working with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan […]

MIT’s autonomous boat robots can now shapeshift to form new structures – gpgmail

[ad_1] Work continues on developing MIT’s fully autonomous robot boats – ‘roboats’ if you’d rather – and now they have a new trick, allowing them to change configurations and reassemble with one another to form a range of new structures. When last we checked in on the ‘roboat’ project, the robots had achieved a basic […]

Former Google X ecec Mo Gawdat wants to reinvent consumerism – gpgmail

[ad_1] Mo Gawdat, the former Google and Google X executive, is probably best known for his book Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. He left Google X last year. Quite a bit has been written about the events that led to him leaving Google, including the tragic death of his son. While happiness […]