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An AI-Powered Robot May be the Next Coffee Critic

AI-powered robots may soon be responsible for critiquing coffee, replacing human experts. Coffee grading is…

UVeya Robot
UVeya Using UV Light Robots to Disinfect Airplanes

UVeya, a Swiss start-up, is testing robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to disinfect airplanes, in an effort to make air travel safer.

Roomba i7
Drunk Roomba? iRobot May Not Have a Fix For Weeks

A software update that made people’s Roombas act like they’re drunk may not be fixed for several more weeks.

Nevada
Nevada Looks to Let Companies Form Their Own Governments

Nevada is preparing to consider a bill that would allow companies to form their own local government, in a bid to attract top tech companies.

Amazon’s Head Alexa Scientist: ‘The Turing Test Is Obsolete’

Amazon’s head scientist of Alexa is arguing that the Turing Test is obsolete as an AI test and should be replaced.

Boston Robotics Dancing Robots
Boston Dynamics’ Robots Dance Together

Boston Dynamics’ robots showed some impressive dance skills, with four robots dancing to The Contours’ Do You Love Me.

Volkswagen Mobile Charging Robot
Volkswagen Offers First Glimpse of Mobile Charging Robot

Volkswagen has provided the first glimpse of a mobile charging robot, designed to provide autonomous vehicle charging.

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Chinese Drone Maker DJI Faces Uncertain Future As It Faces US Blacklist

Chinese drone maker DJI is the latest company added to the US trade blacklist, throwing its future into uncertain territory.

Boston Dynamics Spot
Hyundai Acquiring Boston Dynamics Robotics Firm

Hyundai is acquiring a majority stake in Boston Dynamics, the maker of robotic dog Spot.

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French Military Clears Hurdle to Bionic Troops

The French military has been granted permission to develop augmented troops by an ethics committee tasked with evaluating the issue.