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Skateboarders, surfers and mountain bikers used to be the target customers for California startup Skydio, a maker of high-end drones that can home in on people and capture their movements on video all by themselves. Now US police officers, firefighters and soldiers are interested in the self-flying machines.
A team at the University of Southern California has made an 88mg (one three hundredth of an ounce) "RoBeetle" that runs on methanol and uses an artificial muscle system to crawl, climb and carry loads on its back for up to two hours.
Testing of the new system in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces further escalates China’s efforts to apply AI technology across a range of sectors.
The Golden Gate Bridge is seen from above, its sweeping lines foreshortened. Two rows of cables, so imposing from the ground, look like orange pieces of string. Some shots almost touch one of the bridge's towers as tiny cars zip down below.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) confirmed that an application to test a passenger drone prototype in the vicinity of the Subang airport was submitted a few days prior to the proposed test flight on Nov 21, but no authorisation was given.
The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses.
Badly injured on a cliffside in southern Italy, a French hiker called emergency services this month, but he could not tell them exactly where he was after a fall that broke his legs.
Chinese and US researchers take inspiration from the hardy insect to design a robot that moves fast and is hard to squash.
More US teams are turning to tracking apps that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain during rescue missions.
Google disbands artificial intelligence ethics board Google on April 4 confirmed that it has disbanded a recently assembled artificial intelligence ethics advisory panel in the face of controversy over its membership.