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NHTSA rules Google’s self-driving system as a legal driver

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Google self-driving car project is one of the most daring ones in current era with Google looking to strike gold with a fully autonomous safe car hitting the roads by 2020. One major achievement in that quest is the acceptance by U.S. vehicle regulators of the artificial intelligence system as a driver under federal law. This is one big accomplishment for Google who have invested a lot of money and time in self-driving car project. In a letter to the company, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accepted the proposal filed on November 12 on design for a self-driving car which needs no driver.
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Drones will soon be the guardian angels for lost hikers

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Drones are becoming a major tool in search & rescue operations with quite a lot of them already being tested for the same. The next step in making drones do all the decision-making and fly autonomously in search of human trails in the forest is by providing AI to the flying machines. For this a team from the University of Zurich, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and NCCR Robotics have developed a machine-learning software which allows drones to identify and follow man-made trails in a confusing forest. That would be able help for search & rescue teams on the lookout for missing hikers.
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Google Lens: Interchangeable lens add-on increases Google Glass field of view

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Google Glass might have been pulled down from the market primarily because it failed to impress many by its limited field of view, but that hasn’t stopped researchers at the Wichita State University Kansas, United States, to device ways in order to enhance Google Glass’ workplace applications. To give Glass’ limited field of view a valuable push, researchers Jibo He, Barbara Chaparro and graduation student Long Wang have developed Google Lens. Google Lens is basically an optical lens which can enhance camera view of Google Glass from 54.8 degrees horizontally and 42.5 degrees vertically a dramatic 109.8 degrees horizontally and 57.8 degrees vertically. Read More…

Elasco Panoramic racing simulator enthralls crowd at Delhi Auto Expo 2016

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At the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 International as well as local auto manufacturers showcased their vehicles. Along with the cars, bikes, buses and trucks the auto show had its share of technology with augmented reality headsets adding to the flair. At the Maruti Suzuki section I experienced motion racing simulator by Elasco, a Czech company that manufactures electronic components for industrial automation. The company sells motion platform devices and it was good to see them at the expo.
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Two mechanics build world’s fastest mobility scooter

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Crazy inventor Colin Furze is certainly not an inspiration for many (thanks to all the bizarre and scary things he makes), but who knew his crazy record setting mobility scooter (that clocked 71.59 mph) would become an inspiration for the world’s fastest mobility scooter ever made. Drawing inspiration from Furze’s scooter, two mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine from Isle of Man built a vehicle that normally does 10 mph, into the fastest mobility scooter that broke into Guinness World Records clocking 173.16 km/h (107.6 mph). Read More…

Microsoft Hololens shows the future of interactive sports viewing in livestream

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Holographic display and augmented reality are going to be the future of technology in the coming decade, just like the mobile devices have dominated this one. Taking a step into that future is Microsoft Hololens which mixes reality and holographic imaging together to turn them into visual treat for your eyes. To give you another peak into the future is Microsoft Hololens un-tethered holographic computer’s mashup with Super Bowl. This is a concept video which shows how the viewers will watch and interact with live sports right in their living room.
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The cheapest and lightest exoskeleton suit guaranteed for worldwide acceptance

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Exoskeletons have come as a boon for paraplegics but most of them come at sky rocketing price that everyone cannot afford. Berkley-based company SuitX is about to change that notion with its $40,000 exoskeleton dubbed Phoenix. This exo-suit was designed for BMX bike rider Steven Sanchez who met with an accident and is paralyzed from waist down. The story imitated when Sanchez walked into SuitX’s office and after half-an-hour he came out in an exoskeleton which costs almost half that of other exoskeletons in the market like ReWalk.
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And now eagles will hunt down rouge drones in your alley

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There is no end to the drone menace, and most probably people are smart enough to employ their notorious drones to new mischiefs. Obviously, authorities and other independent town keepers have developed their own ways to shut down rouge drones. A new weapon in the fight against drones going bad is apparently developed billions of years ago by evolution. I’m talking about eagles and the Dutch National Police is using Eagles as its latest weapon against drones. To do this, the authorities have partnered with raptor training company Guard From Above to teach eagles how to pluck unwanted drones from the sky and bring them to a safe location.
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Japanese kid gets a 3D printed hand thanks to mom’s herculean effort

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3D printed prosthetics have gifted many kids around the globe a new lease of life which is great for humanity. The kind of costs involved in making 3D printed prosthetics is far economical to the more hardcore prosthetics which are almost out of the reach of many people. One such company that has been helping kids with new economical prosthetics is e-NABLE and their first such initiative was helping Liam, a South African boy with missing fingers back in 2013. Incidentally, Yukako from Japan came across the story and found out that her son Seigo had a similar hand to the boy. Thankfully she decided to go for the 3D printed prosthetic hand and since then Seigo has been having a good time with the new artificial hand.
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Stockholm and Tallinn will be the first cites to get 5G network connectivity in 2018

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While everyone is drooling over 4G network connectivity, two cities are getting ready for 5G connectivity. Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia are going to get this privilege courtesy Ericsson and Sweden’s telecom operator TeliaSonera. The service is going to start in 2018 and the users will get high speed network connectivity of 1GB per second. The network will support thousands of simultaneous connections without a hitch. This will take Internet of Things (IoT) to the next level according to Johan Dennelind, CEO of TeliaSonera.
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