This startup’s AI is smart enough to drive different types of vehicles

Wayve, a driverless-car startup based in London, has made a machine-learning model that can drive two different types of vehicle: a passenger car and a delivery van. It is the first time the same AI driver has learned to drive multiple vehicles.

The news comes less than a year after Wayve showed that it could take AI

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A Wheel Made of ‘Odd Matter’ Spontaneously Rolls Uphill

Physicists have solved a key problem of robotic locomotion by revising the usual rules of interaction between simple component parts.

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Mars is littered with over 15,000 pounds of human trash

Blame 50 years of robotic exploration.
People have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 50 years. According to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, nations have sent 18 human-made objects to Mars over 14 separate missions. Many of these missions are still ongoing, but over the decades of Martian exploration, humankind has left behind many pieces of debris on the

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The Latest Kitty Litter Robot Is Smarter, Quieter—and Pricier

You might not be scooping poop anymore, but Whisker’s app can still give you vital information on your cat’s health.

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Optimus Is Coming: Are You Ready For Tesla’s Robot Humanoid Invasion?

Tesla will be showing off a working prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot at AI Day next week. Should we be afraid for our lives?

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100TB cartridges set to rival tapes, hard drives, DNA for data archiving domination

While cloud storage remains the most visible portion of consumer storage across the tech ecosystem, the bit that requires the most capacity remains hidden. Archiving and long term data storage by hyperscalers and service providers have gathered steam over the past decade as more of our lives – especially over the COVID lockdown – took place online. Optical storage (think DVD

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Roborock’s S7 Plus mop and robot vacuum hybrid is $270 off

The Roborock S7 Plus has reached a new record low. | Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

If you plan to catch up on cleaning this weekend, you can do so a lot faster with today’s excellent robot vacuum deal. Regularly $949.98, Amazon is selling Roborock’s S7 Plus robot vacuum for just $679.48 —

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Microsoft's latest update looks to address some of the most annoying aspects of hybrid working

Microsoft has revealed the findings of a huge new study examining what issues are still going wrong with hybrid working. The “Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are We Doing It Wrong?” report is based on 20,000 people from 11 countries, looking at “trillions of Microsoft 365 productivity signals.”The report claims that “people are working more than ever”, although managers are continuing

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