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10th July 2020

Robot scientist discovers a new catalyst

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have built an intelligent, mobile, robotic scientist that can solve a range of research problems and has already discovered a new catalyst.

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6th July 2020

U.S. autonomous freight network planned for 2023-2024

TuSimple has announced a plan for the world's first Autonomous Freight Network (AFN) – consisting of autonomous trucks, digital mapped routes, terminals, and automated operations monitoring.

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30th June 2020

Warehouse robot kills 90% of viruses

U.S. researchers have designed a new robotic system that kills most microorganisms in its proximity using UV light.

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14th June 2020

AI makes blurry faces look 64 times sharper

A new algorithm takes pixelated images of faces and creates realistic-looking versions with up to 64 times the resolution.

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8th June 2020

Robots with flexible feet walk 40% faster

Researchers have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40% faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue missions, as well as space exploration.

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28th May 2020

Back to the Present as The Machine Stops

A guest piece by Richard Fox.

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3rd May 2020

Hong Kong International Airport deploys advanced technology to fight COVID-19

Hong Kong is applying the latest disinfection technologies – including airlock-style channels, invisible surface coatings and autonomous cleaning robots – to protect airport staff and passengers from COVID-19 infection.

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28th February 2020

Amazon opens first large-scale, cashierless grocery store

Retail giant Amazon has just opened a new 10,400 square foot, cashierless grocery store, located in Seattle. Is this the future of shopping?

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24th February 2020

Artificial intelligence creates new antibiotic

Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. It can kill some of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria – including strains that are resistant to all existing antibiotics.

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17th February 2020

AI-developed drug could treat OCD

A new drug created with artificial intelligence (AI) to treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will be entering human clinical trials for the first time.

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11th February 2020

5,000 self-driving delivery vehicles approved by U.S. regulators

The U.S. Department of Transport has given permission for Nuro Inc. to deploy up to 5,000 self-driving delivery vehicles across the country.

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14th January 2020

World's first "living robots"

Scientists have taken living cells scraped from frog embryos and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny "xenobots" can move around and even heal themselves if damaged.

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7th January 2020

Deep Genomics raises $40 million in series B financing

Deep Genomics – a leading artificial intelligence (AI) therapeutics company – has announced the closing of its Series B round with $40 million in new investment.

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27th December 2019

Volkswagen accelerates production of electric cars

Volkswagen will achieve its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned – turning out a million battery-powered cars by 2023, instead of 2025. The company has also presented a future concept for autonomous charging via mobile robots.

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16th December 2019

Military drones armed with machine guns

Turkey will become the first country in the world to deploy a drone equipped with a high precision machine gun.

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11th December 2019

First cross-country commercial freight run by a self-driving truck

Plus.ai has announced its first coast-to-coast commercial freight run, in collaboration with food company Land O'Lakes.

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18th October 2019

Autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic next year

Marine researchers are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic in 2020, on the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower voyage.

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