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Metaverse vs Omniverse

Facebook is changing its name to Metaverse to highlight the vision of a future that will be lived in the cyberspace (along with life in the physical space). Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, along with sensors, displays, artificial intelligence and Digital Twins, are the enabling technologies. The road towards a …

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StarWars on crops rows

Carbon Robotics is a start up focussing on what I would consider as a niche (although it is actually a very large niche): weeding. They developed an autonomous robot equipped with 12 HiRes cameras and AI software to detect weeds. Once detected a laser beam strikes, zaps, the weed without …

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Robotics and AI for weeding

Possibly the biggest impact of the Industrial Revolution has been on … agriculture. By using machines for farming it made possible to increase productivity 100 folds (both in terms of yield per acre and much more in terms of human work to till, farm, harvest the field). The employment in …

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Can you guess what is this for?

Technology is progressing and this is great. However, sometimes I wonder if this is the progress we are looking for… I stumbled on Ebo Catpal, a robot that, as the name suggests, has been designed to entertain your cat, becoming its pal. Assuming getting a pal for your feline friend …

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Robots get fired too!

It turns out that robots can be fired too, for low performance! Walmart started a project one year ago employing robots to track inventory in some 500 of their stores. The robots were designed and produced by Bossa Nova (watch the clip), a Pittsburg based start up. Their robots can …

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Fixing potholes with AI

I should confess I never suspected that somebody would count the number of potholes repaired over a period of time in a given Country. Apparently, over the last 10 years 18 million potholes were fixed in the UK at a cost of 1B pounds. According to the same statistics the …

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Planning for the new World – IV

Shaping the Economic Recovery That the economy has taken one of the biggest downturn in recent history is a fact. The intertwining of business and value chains across the planet has made it not just “global”, it made it worse since a glitch in a supply chain affected the whole …

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