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After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

More than a year after Uber announced a research pact with Carnegie Mellon University – and then hired away four of the institution’s faculty and 36 researchers and technicians – the ride-hailing company and university have not collaborated on a single project, according to CMU faculty and administrators. Herman Herman, director of CMU’s National Robotics [...]

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U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world’s two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung’s appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of the iPhone. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) paid Apple Inc (AAPL.O) more than $548 million [...]

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Intex launches Aqua Ace II with 8MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery at Rs 8,999 in India

Intex launches Aqua Ace II with 8MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery at Rs 8,999 in India

New Delhi: Intex has added a new affordable device to its Aqua series of smartphones – the Aqua Ace II – at a price of Rs 8,999. The phone comes with a 5-inch HD display and at its core is a Mediatek 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It further [...]

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Plane Crazy? New Study Claims Drones Not as Dangerous as the FAA Says

Plane Crazy? New Study Claims Drones Not as Dangerous as the FAA Says

Despite dire predictions from the Federal Aviation Administration that the nation’s air traffic is at peril from unmanned aerial vehicles, a new study claims that the chances of a drone damaging a passenger plane are fairly slim. “Contrary to sensational media headlines, the skies are crowded not by drones, but by fowl,” wrote researchers from [...]

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Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

It used data on bird strikes to get a sense of what would happen if a small drone collided with a plane. Only 3% of collisions between aircraft and birds similar in weight to domestic drones result in damage, found the George Mason University researchers. An even smaller number caused injuries to humans, it found, [...]

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Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Budget 2016: Driverless lorries get UK trials

Earlier in March, The Times suggested trials would take place on a “quiet stretch” of the M6 motorway in Cumbria in 2016. The government has now confirmed “lorry platooning” trials, in which vehicles form a convoy headed by a driver in the leading lorry, will go ahead. It also announced that driverless cars will be [...]

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‘Amazon Tatkal to help people sell products online’

‘Amazon Tatkal to help people sell products online’

COIMBATORE: E-commerce major Amazon’s studio-on-wheels service, Tatkal, would enable hundreds of sellers sell products online and experience the benefits of launching an online business, a top official of the company has said. Stationed in the city for two days, Amazon Tatkal, which was recently launched, will engage with entrepreneurs, artisans, manufacturers and sellers to help [...]

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Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

WASHINGTON: Self-driving cars are “absolutely not” ready for widespread deployment despite a rush to put them on the road, a US robotics expert warned on Tuesday. The cars aren’t yet able to handle bad weather, including standing water, drizzling rain, sudden downpours and snow, Missy Cummings, director of Duke University’s robotics programme, told the Senate [...]

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