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Aug 16, 2022

New wind sensor uses smart materials to improve drone performance

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Engineers have designed and successfully tested a more efficient wind sensor for use on drones, balloons and other autonomous aircraft.

These wind sensors—called anemometers—are used to monitor and direction. As demand for increases, better wind sensors are needed to make it easier for these vehicles to both sense weather changes and perform safer take-offs and landings, according to researchers.

Such enhancements could improve how people use their local airspace, whether it be through drones delivering packages or passengers one day flying on unmanned aircraft, said Marcelo Dapino, co-author of the study and a professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Ohio State University.

Aug 16, 2022

Location key to improved autonomous vehicle vision

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

QUT robotics researchers working with Ford Motor Company have found a way to tell an autonomous vehicle which cameras to use when navigating.

Professor Michael Milford, Joint Director of the QUT Center for Robotics and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and senior author, said the research comes from a project looking at how cameras and LIDAR sensors, commonly used in , can better understand the world around them.

“The key idea here is to learn which cameras to use at different locations in the world, based on previous experience at that location,” Professor Milford said.

Aug 16, 2022

Researchers developed a new robot that could help us travel around black holes

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics, robotics/AI

The machine functions in curved spaces defying the laws of Earth.

The robot recreates the same environment found around black holes. It does so by moving in a curved space. It could one day allow us to further study black holes.

There is one constant on Earth and that is that when humans, animals, and machines move, they always push against something, whether it’s the ground, air, or water. This fact consists of the law of conservation momentum and was up to now undisputed.

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Aug 16, 2022

Saving water with wireless technologies is possible — but there are challenges

Posted by in categories: food, internet, robotics/AI, sustainability, wearables

Water is the most essential resource for life, for both humans and the crops we consume. Around the world, agriculture accounts for 70% of all freshwater use.

I study computers and information technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and direct Purdue’s Environmental Networking Technology (ENT) Laboratory, where we tackle sustainability and environmental challenges with interdisciplinary research into the Agricultural Internet of Things, or Ag-IoT.

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Aug 16, 2022

The Next Big Leap in Computing

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI

For AI — reading and writing to memory is the biggest energy and time sink by far. A couple of new solution approaches here:


In this video I talk about NEW Technology which will enable the Next BIG Leap in Computing.
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Aug 16, 2022

How to solve AI’s “common sense” problem

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

“Machines Like Us” argues that the artificial intelligence community needs to revisit symbolic reasoning to solve AI’s “common sense” problem.

Aug 16, 2022

Tesla has world’s 7th largest supercomputer

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

Tesla AI and Autopilot lead Tim Zaman recently stated that the EV maker has the 7th largest supercomputer by GPU count — that’s before Dojo.

Aug 16, 2022

Futureseek Daily Link Review; 15 August 2022

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, robotics/AI

* FBL67: Jacob Ward – How AI Shapes Our Choices & Bad Habits * Future of funerals? Startup develops ‘holographic conversational video experience’ that allows mourners to have conversations with the dead * Police Used a Baby’s DNA to Investigate Its Father for a Crime.

* The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score * ‘Starbucks fired me for being three minutes late’ * Amazon starts selling private 5G, plants flag on pricing * We Need To Stop Cheerleading Change.

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Aug 16, 2022

Nvidia Sees a Metaverse Populated With Lifelike Chatbot Avatars

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

On Tuesday, the chip giant unveiled its Avatar Cloud Engine, a tool for building 3D models of speaking humans that Nvidia hopes will be the way we interact with computers and, perhaps, with other people in the metaverse.

The tool draws on Nvidia’s experience with 3D graphics and artificial intelligence technology 0, which has revolutionized how computers understand and communicate with natural language. Company Chief Executive Jensen Huang unveiled ACE in conjunction with the Siggraph computer graphics conference in Vancouver.

Advanced avatars such as those ACE could make possible are the next step in computer interaction. In the 3D digital realms that metaverse advocates like Meta and Nvidia hope we’ll all inhabit, a human-looking face could help us manage our investments, tour an apartment building or learn how to knit.

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Aug 16, 2022

Why ‘the future of AI is the future of work’

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

In a new book about how technology will affect workers, MIT experts explain how AI is far from replacing humans — but still changing occupations.

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