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The ‘Hexbot’ transforms your desk into a 3D printer and high-tech assembly line

February 27th, 2019 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

And yes, you can also play games with it. In the early-to-mid 1960s, sci-fi television shows like The Jetsons and Lost In Space introduced America to the idea of personal, at-home robots (Rosey and “the Robot,” respectively) that also served a practical purpose. Rosey was primarily used for domestic chores, while “the Robot” helped the […]



Amazon is hauling cargo in self-driving trucks developed by Embark

February 21st, 2019 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

  Amazon is using self-driving trucks developed by Embark to haul some cargo on the I-10 interstate highway, CNBC has learned. CNBC has learned that Amazon is hauling some cargo in self-driving trucks from Embark. Embark and other firms working on autonomous systems aim to alleviate industry pains by making existing truck drivers safer and […]



Carlo Ratti designs driverless robotic bar called Guido

February 10th, 2019 at 3:39 am » Comments Off

  Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed his concept for an autonomous robotic cafe and bar that would make on-demand cocktails for city-dwellers wherever they are. The driverless drinks cart, called Guido, has a unit with two mechanical arms – one for shaking and stirring and another for pouring and serving – that can accurately […]



Stop & Shop is testing self-driving mini grocery stores

February 9th, 2019 at 2:51 am » Comments Off

  Grocery store chain Stop & Shop announced today that it will begin testing driverless grocery vehicles in Boston starting this spring, combining the hype of autonomous delivery cars, cashier-less stores, and meal kits into one experimental pilot. The launch is part of a partnership with San Francisco-based startup Robomart, whose vehicles will cart around […]



The road to seamless urban mobility

February 8th, 2019 at 2:07 am » Comments Off

  Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse? The age of modern transit began in 1863, when the first underground railway began rolling in central London. The line was short and smoky, and nothing like it had ever been seen before. But it worked, and cities around the world began to […]



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