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Told to optimize for speed while racing down a track in a computer game, a car pushes the pedal to the metal … and proceeds to spin in a tight little circle. Nothing in the instructions told the car to drive straight, and so it improvised. This example – funny in a computer game but…
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Recycling robots such as AMP Robotics’ Cortex can help meet demand for more intensive recycling amid trade disputes. The CEO of Denver-based AMP explains the development of systems specifically for materials handling and sorting of waste.
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Soft Robotics describes its new Mini Finger, which is designed to enable soft robot grippers to get into tighter spaces than ever before. It is part of the company’s modular mGrip system.
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Cobalt Robotics, a San Mateo, California-based maker of autonomous security robots, closed a $35 million Series B round of financing led by global investment firm Coatue. Cobalt, which raised its $13 million Series A round in March 2018, has now raised a total of $50 million in funding. Founded in 2016, Cobalt said it will…
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Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle company, has donated $15 million to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to fund a new research center. The Carnegie Mellon University Argo AI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research will “pursue advanced research projects to help overcome hurdles to enabling self-driving vehicles to operate in a wide variety of real-world conditions,…