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Refraction unveils a small, unmanned delivery vehicle designed to move primarily along cycle paths. REV-1 developed by a professor at the University of Michigan Matthew Johnson-Roberson is a three-wheeled vehicle that intermediate between cooler-sized sidewalk robots and road vans. With a body width of about 80 cm, it is quite nimble, lightweight and low-power, therefore equates to an e-bike and fits neatly on a bike path or road. At a cost of about $ 5,000, REV-1 is much cheaper than its larger counterparts. Refraction also teaches the device navigate in rainy and snowy weather, which is a problem for competitors. Despite the advantages of the development, the appearance of the robot can cause excitement on the part of cyclists, and poses a potential threat to the safety of their movement. However, engineers say these fears are unfounded and hope they provide a chance to bring their product to market and realize its potential..…

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Diligent Robotics to supply Moxie robotic nurses to major Texas healthcare facilities.. Moxi AI Nurse Robot Helping Clinical Staff as Hospital Robot Assistant. An automated assistant can assist nurses with heavy unskilled work that distracts them from patient care, including receiving and delivering various items and supplies. Although Moxie is a social and intelligent robot.. After a successful beta test in four US hospitals and a government grant, the Moxi project is gaining attention and attracting other healthcare providers. Diligent Robotics has several contracts for the supply of robots to large Texas medical facilities. It is not yet known how successful the project will be, but the company’s management will help solve the problem of a chronic shortage of nurses in the United States… Beyond robotics, development the health sector is also promoted by advanced technologies, which we considered earlier. text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Diligent Robotics Articles Ford unveils delivery robot for unmanned…

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Researchers are developing a safety system that analyzes ambient noise from moving vehicles within a radius of 60 meters.. Newer car models have sensors that automatically detect human collision problems, but the distracted pedestrian has never had one. funds. While walking to work in the morning, one of the engineers at Columbia University noticed that due to his new noise canceling headphones, he was distracted more than usual on the way. Having told about this to colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Barnard-J.. Headphone Accident Study As a low power sensor used four inexpensive microphones powered by a lithium-ion battery, which were placed inside the left earpiece. A special integrated circuit extracts the most important audio signals from the environment and transmits this information in the application on the connected smartphone. A program on a mobile device uses machine learning algorithms to determine the approach of a…

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Alfa-Bank publishes macroeconomic report showing positive impact on Russian economy.. The presented macrostatistics shows that during the World Cup, 3% increased in comparison with the same period last year. The improvement in indicators is associated not only with the influx of foreigners, but also with the growth of retail lending by 18.9% y / y, which has a lasting impact. In addition, a record low unemployment rate (4.7%) was recorded, an increase in real wages by 8.7%, and nominal by 11.2%. Analysts expect the momentum received to continue in July. In the six months of 2018, industrial production added 3% YoY, but this strongly contributed to a two-fold decline in imports in the second quarter. Despite the overall positive dynamics, Rosstat did not change the forecast for GDP growth. The future prospects are not so optimistic. Due to the approved increase in VAT rates from 2019, the Ministry of Economic…

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Ford introduced Android Digit, which solves the problem of delivering an order from an unmanned vehicle directly to the recipient’s door. The delivery robot has two legs that bend backward like a heron and arms to grip the parcel, capable of withstanding a load of more than 18 kg. The limbs are covered with corrugated rubber for increased traction. He can also raise his arms to keep from falling.. The figure climbs the stairs and can walk on concrete easily, grass, gravel and wood. At the top of the torso is a camera and a laser radar sensor that resembles a puck. In general, android is similar to combat drones from the cinematic universe «star Wars». Digit was created by Agility Robotics startup. Developers in favor of lightweight design. Most of the sensors and computing equipment for routing to the door are housed in the Ford vehicle, which reduces the…

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N-bot service robots provided by telecommunications company KT begin delivering orders to Seoul hotel visitors.. Guests Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residence can order automated delivery of goods such as a towel or a bottle of water to its room. To call the robot and make a list of what you want, you can use voice commands or keys on the installed phone. After receiving the order, the bot will independently take and deliver everything the guest needs. The developers say that the robot can easily climb using elevators, connecting to them wirelessly, and using three-dimensional spatial mapping and autonomous control technologies for orientation.. Currently, the service is available to guests of hundreds of hotel rooms, but in the future the operator will expand this service. KT expects robots to help staff improve customer experience. In addition to room service, on Christmas Day N bot will ride through the Novotel lobby,…

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