Archive | September, 2021

Plus Paves a Path to Driverless Trucks

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, have become a trendy funding source for AV startups seeking to survive the lengthy and expensive deployment phase and the transition to production.
A recent post provided an overview of the SPAC process and a summary of ten AV-related companies using the funding mechanism to emerge as publicly-traded companies.
Among them is Plus, a

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Can a robot vacuum replace your existing vacuum cleaner?

Wondering whether you can replace your existing floor cleaner with a robot vacuum? Here’s the answer.

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Don’t be fooled — Amazon’s Astro isn’t a home robot, it’s a camera on wheels

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Yesterday, Amazon announced its “home robot” — a wheeled device named Astro that has a display, an array of sensors, and a camera that periscopes out the top of its body like a mast. In advertisements for Astro, Amazon presents the device as an engineering breakthrough and the realization

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Podcast: How games teach AI to learn for itself

From chess to Jeopardy to e-sports, AI is increasingly beating humans at their own games. But that was never the ultimate goal. In this first episode of season three of In Machines We Trust, we dig into the symbiotic relationship between games and AI. We meet the big players in the space, and we take a trip to an arcade.

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iRobot Roomba vs Eufy: which robot vacuum is right for your home?

Roomba and Eufy are both brands that dominate the robot vacuum market, but which should you choose to clean your floors?

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Amazon Astro robot could be a 'dangerous' smart home device, says leak

Leaked documents allege Amazon Astro – its new robot assistant – could come with a host of fragility and privacy concerns.

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Terminus and talabat partner to provide food delivery robots at Expo 2020

The autonomous delivery robots aim to offer safe, contactless and secure food delivery at Expo 2020

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Elon Musk chats about Starship and space telescopes … and Jeff Bezos’ rocket envy

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk chats with journalist Kara Swisher at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Asa Mathat for Vox Media)
In the latest chapter of a long-running space spat, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at his billionaire rival Jeff Bezos today with a barrage of double entendres that were delivered from the stage at this

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