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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.
Can Crowdsourcing Combat Fake News?

Can Crowdsourcing Combat Fake News?

Jan-30-19 By IdeaConnection
Inflammatory fake news is a huge menace to society that doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. However, one of the most effective ways of tackling it could be with crowdsourcing, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
A Robot Valet to Park Your Car

A Robot Valet to Park Your Car

Jan-25-19 By IdeaConnection
Life could soon be a little easier for holidaymakers going to airports if a Gatwick Airport robot trial is successful. A fleet of valet-parking robots are going to be tested that could take away the stress of finding a parking space at the UK airport.

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