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Crowdsourcing Help for Current NASA Asteroid Mission

Crowdsourcing Help for Current NASA Asteroid Mission

Mar-08-19 By IdeaConnection
NASA has a new mission coming up and it wants you to get involved. The space agency needs your help to determine where to gather rock samples from on an asteroid. In 2023 OSIRIS-REx is set to return to Earth carrying with it a piece of Bennu. However, the team in charge of the craft don't yet know the best location to gather rock samples.
Mars Launches New Open Innovation Program

Mars Launches New Open Innovation Program

Mar-06-19 By IdeaConnection
Global food giant Mars Inc. is embarking on a new open innovation initiative to accelerate innovation in several food categories of interest to the company. They include convenient meal solutions, flavors and plant-based products. The Seeds of Change Accelerator program is looking to support the fast-track growth of early-stage food companies.
Canada is Off to the Moon

Canada is Off to the Moon

Mar-01-19 By IdeaConnection
The Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is a proposed NASA program that would carry astronauts to the moon to build and operate a lunar space station. The hardware and mission design are still in the early stages of development, and Canada is going to be working on a smart robotic arm that will be used to repair and maintain Gateway.
Why IdeaConnection Problem Solvers Love Idea Rallies

Why IdeaConnection Problem Solvers Love Idea Rallies

Feb-26-19 By IdeaConnection
IdeaConnection's problem solvers work on fascinating challenges, solving a vast array of problems for cash in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, mechanical engineering and nanotechnology to name but a few. They can also participate in Idea Rallies. These are week-long periods of brainstorming where companies get solutions and fresh perspectives.
Robots are Set to Build a Robot Science Museum

Robots are Set to Build a Robot Science Museum

Feb-22-19 By IdeaConnection
So, you want to construct a museum dedicated to robotics to showcase past and present achievements and present ambitions for the future.  How are you going to get it built? With the help of a few robots of course.  That is the intention of Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) which recently announced it had won an international competition to design the Robot Science Museum in Seoul.
Open Innovation Help for Electricity Transmission Companies

Open Innovation Help for Electricity Transmission Companies

Feb-20-19 By IdeaConnection
European-based Elia Group is calling for ideas from start-ups across the world to help improve the day-to-day operations of its two electricity transmission companies. The group is seeking ideas that use the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality and the internet of things.
A World First for Agri-Food Robotics

A World First for Agri-Food Robotics

Feb-18-19 By IdeaConnection
The University of Lincoln in the UK has announced what it says is a world first, the establishment of a Center for Doctoral Training (CDT) for agri-food robotics. This new research institute will specialize in such areas as soft robotics for handling delicate food products and autonomous mobility in challenging environments.
AI Set to Make Deep Sea Discoveries

AI Set to Make Deep Sea Discoveries

Feb-14-19 By IdeaConnection
Artificial intelligence could soon be at the forefront of marine biology helping scientists discover new species in the world's oceans. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an AI program that can automatically provide species-level identification of microscopic marine organisms.
The 3-D Printed Robot That Taught Itself to Skate

The 3-D Printed Robot That Taught Itself to Skate

Feb-08-19 By IdeaConnection
Well, here's something you don't see every day - a robot skating on ice. That in itself is a mean feat but what is even more remarkable is that the bot is 3-D printed and it taught itself to move on the ice.
Teaching Common Sense to AI

Teaching Common Sense to AI

Feb-06-19 By IdeaConnection
Can artificial intelligence learn common sense? It appears the answer to that question is a resounding 'yes' if research by scientists from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is anything to go by.

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