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Predicting Traffic Jams with Artificial Intelligence

Predicting Traffic Jams with Artificial Intelligence

Aug-30-19 By IdeaConnection
The Department of Transport (DfT) in the United Kingdom has bold plans to reduce traffic build-up and air pollution. It will soon publish reams of data surrounding planned roadworks, allowing navigation apps with artificial intelligence to predict traffic jams up to months in advance and provide motorists with alternative routes. This should save them a lot of time and money.
Humanoid Robot Arrives at the Space Station

Humanoid Robot Arrives at the Space Station

Aug-28-19 By IdeaConnection
After a botched attempt at docking, a new Russian humanoid robot has arrived at the International Space Station. It was the only crew member of a Soyuz rocket that blasted into orbit on August 22nd. The robot arrived on August 26 and will stay for ten days during which time it will learn tasks performed by astronauts.
Cutting-Edge Robots at the World Robot Conference

Cutting-Edge Robots at the World Robot Conference

Aug-23-19 By IdeaConnection
The World Robot Conference is currently taking place in Beijing, China, and innovators from all over the world are showing off their advanced technologies. Among them are a biometric robotic fish, a bionic seagull with flapping wings and a robotic artist that can draw portraits.
Google Artificial Intelligence Turns Sign Language into Speech

Google Artificial Intelligence Turns Sign Language into Speech

Aug-21-19 By IdeaConnection
Google says it has developed algorithms that allow smartphones to interpret and read aloud sign language. Although the tech giant has not developed an application of its own it has published the digital instructions for developers to make their own apps.
The US Navy Seeks Innovators to Build the World’s Largest Robot Ships

The US Navy Seeks Innovators to Build the World’s Largest Robot Ships

Aug-19-19 By IdeaConnection
The United States Navy is calling on industry to help it construct a fleet of ten robot warships in the next five years to patrol dangerous waters. They will build on the unmanned Sea Hunter, seen in this photo. The huge ships are referred to as Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles (LUSVs) and would carry out what is called 3D work.
NASA's $1 Million Open Innovation Space Robotics Challenge

NASA's $1 Million Open Innovation Space Robotics Challenge

Aug-14-19 By IdeaConnection
Fancy picking up a cool $1 million in prize money? That's what NASA is offering innovators for coming up with a design for an autonomous robot that can explore the moon. On Monday, the space agency announced phase 2 of the NASA Space Robotics Challenge to help it expand the US's ability to explore space.
UK Health Service to Open AI Lab

UK Health Service to Open AI Lab

Aug-09-19 By IdeaConnection
This week the UK government announced it is giving £250 million (USD $300 million) to the National Health Service (NHS) for it to create a national artificial intelligence lab to enhance patient care and research. The AI Lab will bring together leading academics, specialists and tech companies to work on some of today's biggest healthcare challenges.
Inventor Crosses the English Channel on a Hoverboard

Inventor Crosses the English Channel on a Hoverboard

Aug-07-19 By IdeaConnection
French inventor Franky Zapata has succeeded in his second attempt to cross the English Channel (the sea between northern France and southern England) on a jet-powered hoverboard. He made the 22-mile journey in just 22 minutes.
Improving Crowdsourcing Techniques for Disaster Relief

Improving Crowdsourcing Techniques for Disaster Relief

Jul-29-19 By IdeaConnection
A team of computer scientists from the University of Southampton in the UK is embarking on a research program to develop strategies to sustain interest in crowdsourcing analysis of drone footage once the immediate emergency of a disaster has passed. Currently, what happens is that once the story has dropped out of the daily news cycle volunteers tend to drift away.
Robot Helpers at the 2020 Olympics

Robot Helpers at the 2020 Olympics

Jul-26-19 By IdeaConnection
This time next year sports fans around the world will be glued to their television sets for the 2020 Olympic Games. In addition to the top sporting action, they may see an army of robot helpers assisting the event's organizers. The Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation recently showed off a number of machines that may well be helping spectators and participants with a variety of tasks.

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