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The Gig economy keeps growing …

The Gig Economy, that is the one generated by self-employed people, usually offering their services on-demand, is nothing new. There have always been artisans that would offer their capabilities to whoever needed them on-demand. Actually, it is a relatively modern invention the economy based on companies. What is different today …

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Building a smart city from scratch

Keeping in stride with the myth of Las Vegas where everything is overstated, a never seen before Smart City will be built from scratch in the Las Vegas Valley with an investment of 7.5 B$. The announcement was made by BleuTech Park Las Vegas in July 2019 with construction planned …

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Autonomous Systems in Transportation

Autonomous systems in transportation can be segmented in public transportation systems, car rental and sharing systems, industrial (goods) transportation and private transportation. They can be further segmented in ground, air and water transport. Overall the autonomous systems market in transportation is expected to reach a global value of 172.3 billion …

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Autonomous Systems in Retail

Autonomous robots and more generally autonomous systems (including soft-bots) are making head in the retail space, from robots able to spot misplaced, or low in stock, items on shelves (and incorrect pricing) to robot selling stuff, like Nestlé’s Pepper, robots assisting customers and robots manning the shop 24h/7. The global market …

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Autonomous systems in healthcare

I am working, with several other people, in the preparation of the third White Paper on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems focussing on today’s use, after the first White Paper addressing the Vision and the second detailing the Roadmaps, and I am looking for contribution from industry in addition to the ones …

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Autonomous Agriculture

Our world is so much different from the past but I think that one of the thing that would strike one of our great-great grandfathers if they were to come back and walk around would be seeing the incredible magic of cultivated fields with no one tending them and the …

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A robot can carry your groceries

The French Supermarket chain FranPrix is testing robot shopping delivery in the XIII Arrondissement in Paris. Their plans are to start running the test first  with three robots in one of their stores that will be helping people with some movement impairment (hence having problems in moving stuff from the …

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A robot to pick up apples from a tree

Ever walked in an orchard and, feeling a bit like Adam, picked up a nice apple? What could be easier than that. You see the tree, all the nice apples hanging around, you just need to choose the one looking nicer, and probably tastier , stretch your arm and you …

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Robots apply for janitor jobs, and are hired!

Walmart announced the hiring of 360 janitors for its stores in US. This makes the news because the janitors are not human beings, rather robots endowed with artificial intelligence. Indeed, these will be smart robots. They will sweep the floor and will also collect data as they move along the …

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