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Moxi the ‘friendly’ hospital robot wants to help nurses, not replace them

Moxi the ‘friendly’ hospital robot wants to help nurses, not replace them Moxi is a “friendly” hospital robot from Texas-based Diligent Robotics. The wheel-based bot, which begins trials this week, aims to free nurses from routine tasks so they can spend more time with patients. The post Moxi the ‘friendly’ …

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect – TechCrunch

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion Samantha Stein Contributor More posts by this contributor Only 48 …

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Mercedes-Benz’s vision for autonomy is flexible and fugly – TechCrunch

Mercedes-Benz’s vision for autonomy is flexible and fugly – TechCrunch Mercedes-Benz shared on Monday its vision for how people and packages will someday move in dense urban environments. It’s called Vision Urbanetic—an all-electric autonomous concept vehicle that can change from a toaster-looking cargo van to a dung beetle-esque (or it …

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Vtrus launches drones to inspect and protect your warehouses and factories – TechCrunch

Vtrus launches drones to inspect and protect your warehouses and factories – TechCrunch Knowing what’s going on in your warehouses and facilities is of course critical to many industries, but regular inspections take time, money, and personnel. Why not use drones? Vtrus uses computer vision to let a compact drone …

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Seismic debuts robotic-assistive Powered Clothing undergarments – TechCrunch

Seismic debuts robotic-assistive Powered Clothing undergarments – TechCrunch Powered Clothing is not a robotic exoskeleton. Not in the standard understanding of the term, at least. Seismic CEO Rich Mahoney wants to make that much clear.  “Exoskeletons are what the public understands, with regards to wearable robotics,” Mahoney told TechCrunch in …

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GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch

GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2011. Today it has five regional offices across the world — …

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Microsoft Is Slowly (But Surely) Connecting Blockchain to Main Products

Microsoft Is Slowly (But Surely) Connecting Blockchain to Main Products Three years ago, Microsoft Azure was the first to bring blockchain to the cloud. Now it’s connecting the technology to just about everything else. The software giant has quietly been building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used …

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