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Adidas abandons robot Speedfactories in Germany and the US

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Adidas Adidas is abandoning its robot-staffed Speedfactories in Ansbach, Germany, and Atlanta, USA. Both facilities, which are run in partnership with German plastics specialist Oechsler, will be closed “by April 2020 at the latest,” the company said in a press release. The sportswear giant stressed, though, that some of its […]

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Watch a herd of MIT’s Mini Cheetah robots frolic in the fall leaves

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Biomimetics MIT, YouTube MIT wants to show that its Mini Cheetah robots aren’t just solitary creatures. The school’s Biomimetics department has posted a video of nine of the bots frolicking in the fall leaves, showing just what these pet-sized quadrupeds can do. The remote-controlled machines can backflip out of leaf […]

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DJI Mavic Mini review: A tiny drone with big ambitions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links What a difference four years make in the world of drones. If you spot someone with an iPhone 6s today, you’d barely flinch. But if you see someone rocking a Phantom 3, it feels quaint thanks to the major advances in size, weight and power. Enter the Mavic Mini ($399), […]

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Humanity is well on its way to a real-life Terminator uprising

Engadget RSS Feed The recent release of Terminator: Dark Fate saw both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprise their iconic roles and James Cameron’s return to the director’s chair. While the sentient killing machines depicted in the Terminator franchise are comprised of CGI and Hollywood special effects, plenty of real world research is going into […]

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Plant-inspired robot can squeeze into tight spaces while carrying heavy tools

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links MIT A team of MIT engineers believe that while soft robots can squeeze into spaces typical rigid machines can’t, they’re usually not sturdy enough to be fitted with tools like sensors, grippers and cameras. That’s why they went another route when they created a solution for robotics’ “last foot problem:” […]

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Google’s AI education tool makes it easy to train models for your projects

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google’s Teachable Machine is no longer just a handy lesson in AI — you can now put it to work. The tech giant has launched Teachable Machine 2.0 with the ability to use your machine learning model in apps, websites and other projects. You can upload your model if […]

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Yandex is testing autonomous delivery robots at its Moscow HQ

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Yandex Delivery robots from Amazon, Postmates and Starship are already in the wild, but they’re not the only ones with self-driving couriers. Another tech giant, Yandex, is working on its own autonomous package carrier, called Yandex.Rover. [embedded content] Its self-driving division is trialing Yandex.Rovers (which are based on the same […]

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CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links UPS It didn’t take long for UPS and CVS to start delivering prescriptions by drone. The two have confirmed that they completed their first paid home deliveries of prescriptions, hauling medicine to two homes (one of which was a retirement community) in Cary, North Carolina on November 1st. The drones […]

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NVIDIA’s AI will help USPS handle packages 10 times faster

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NVIDIA The US Postal Service (USPS) delivers an estimated 146 billion pieces of mail annually, including 6 billion packages. In an attempt to process package data more efficiently, USPS is experimenting with AI. Today, NVIDIA announced that it will provide USPS with its AI tech. NVIDIA claims its system will […]

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UK introduces mandatory drone registration and pilot test

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links There have been calls for more regulation of drone flights in the UK, especially since drones caused chaos last Christmas at the country’s second-busiest airport. Now, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is requiring operators to register their drones. The registration system is a way to connect drones to their owners, […]

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