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Monsanto case reaffirms that robotics is the future of agrochemicals

Monsanto case reaffirms that robotics is the future of agrochemicals

Aug 16, 2018
Last week a US court held Monsanto's glyphosate responsible for causing cancer in a ground keeper, awarding $289M of damages. You might wonder what the link between this verdict and agricultural robotics is? The answer is everything.
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Ford creates autonomous vehicle subdivision

Ford creates autonomous vehicle subdivision

Jul 26, 2018 United States
Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its AV business to capitalize on market opportunities.
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Autonomous tractors easing the farmer's burden

Autonomous tractors easing the farmer's burden

Jul 24, 2018 Japan
The new autonomous driving "Robot Tractors" are designed to greatly enhance farm management efficiency, while realizing significant labor-savings.
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Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Jul 6, 2018 United States
Using multiple autonomous vehicles simultaneously, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers returns to the United States after exploring the North Pacific Subtropical front - a sharp boundary where cold fresh waters from the north meet warm salty waters from the south.
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IDTechEx TVThe future of grocery shopping

The future of grocery shopping

Jul 2, 2018 United States
A new partnership to redefine the grocery customer experience for Americans by piloting an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience.
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Autonomous vehicles: researchers make advances with new algorithm

Autonomous vehicles: researchers make advances with new algorithm

Jun 27, 2018 Canada
A self-driving vehicle has to detect objects, track them over time, and predict where they will be in the future in order to plan a safe manoeuvre. These tasks are typically trained independently from one another, which could result in disasters should any one task fail.
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Robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

Robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

Jun 20, 2018 Finland
The VTT robot car Marilyn is currently undergoing tests on fully autonomous parking in the area furthest from its driver, at a distance of up to a hundred metres. The Internet of Things assists the car in finding and driving into a free space.
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Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Jun 13, 2018 France
Marking a world first, researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fly like a helicopter.
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Campus delivery robots

Campus delivery robots

Jun 12, 2018 United States
A UC Berkeley startup called Kiwi thinks they've cracked a way to efficiently use robots to deliver food to your door. The company plans to expand outside of Berkeley later this year.
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Nissan scores with Pitch-R robot

Nissan scores with Pitch-R robot

Jun 11, 2018 Ukraine
Nissan has unveiled an autonomous robot, which can draw football pitches wherever there is space.
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SoftBank Vision Fund to invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise

SoftBank Vision Fund to invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise

Jun 6, 2018 United States
General Motors announced that the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, further strengthening the company's plans to commercialize AV technology at large scale. GM will also invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise upon closing of the transaction.