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Caltech’s LEO Flying Biped Can Skateboard and Slackline

A look back at the decades since that meeting shows how often AI researchers’ hopes have been crushed—and how little those setbacks have deterred them. Today, even as AI is revolutionizing industries and threatening to upend the global labor market, many experts are wondering if today’s AI is reaching its limits. As Charles Choi delineates…

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Flying robot can also ride a skateboard and balance on a rope

Technology 6 October 2021 By Chris Stokel-Walker A two-legged robot inspired by birds can walk, skateboard, fly and balance on a slackline, which is like a loose tightrope. It could potentially become a new tool to monitor infrastructure in hard-to-reach environments. The robot, named LEONARDO by its creators at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)…

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Engineers Made Flying Microchips Inspired By Nature

News @andrew_andrew__ Sep 26, 2021, 1:13 pm EDT | 1 min read Northwestern UniversityCollections of millimeter-sized electronics may one day float through the air, collecting data on the air, the environment, and the human population. At least, that’s the idea behind microfliers, a new breed of gadget designed to achieve passive flight by riding the…

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Flying on Mars getting tougher as Ingenuity helicopter gears up for 14th hop

Home News Tech NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flew over these sand dunes and rocks during its ninth flight, on July 5, 2021. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is getting ready for its 14th Red Planet flight, but the thinning Martian air is making such sorties more and more challenging.The coming sortie, which could occur…

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Flying Stroke Team to Rural Patients Doesn’t Beat Transfer

For patients with ischemic stroke who live in rural areas, flying a team to provide endovascular treatment (EVT) at the nearest primary stroke center did not yield significant clinical benefit compared with transferring the patients to a comprehensive stroke center, a new study shows. The adjusted odds ratio (OR) of a good outcome was 1.26…

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Flying Pre-9/11 Was, Well, a Breeze

During the mid-1990s I traveled between Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., twice a month during the school year as half of a commuting couple. I could leave Dayton by 5:15 p.m., drive nearly 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the Columbus airport during rush hour, park my car in the economy lot, and still get to…

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Flying Drones Are a Difficult Hobby But the World Can Change With Useful Automated Drones

Home » Drones » Flying Drones Are a Difficult Hobby But the World Can Change With Useful Automated Drones Skydio gave the keynote to the 2021 HotChips Conference. They have raised $340 million and are the first US Unicorn drone company. Consumer drones are still mostly a hobby because drones are difficult to fly. World…

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US authorities warn against flying drones over national lab

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Drone pilots beware.Authorities at one of the nation’s top nuclear weapons laboratories issued a warning Monday that airspace over Los Alamos National Laboratory is off limits. The birthplace of the atomic bomb, Los Alamos lab reported that recent unauthorized drone flights have been detected in restricted airspace in the area.…

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Cities can have flying cars if they start working on infrastructure today

Nimrod Golan-Yanay Contributor Nimrod Golan-Yanay is the CEO of Urban Aeronautics, the Israel-based aerospace company behind the world’s first wingless, eco-friendly and compact aircraft fleet designed specifically for dense urban environments. Nearly everyone knows the pain of sitting in traffic watching valuable minutes tick by. Just as bad is the maddening search for a parking…

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Even Flying to the Battlefield Is About to Become Dangerous in PUBG

Dropping into the battlefield in PUBG is about to become even more perilous, as the game adds an emergency landing feature to its latest update. The patch notes for update 13.1 are live and, amongst a plethora of other features, PUBG has added an engine failure scenario to the game’s starting plane. Named appropriately, the…