Pat_S on December 12, 2017
With people increasingly losing their jobs to robots, you could say this is adding insult to injury. The little crime-fighters scoot around sidewalks using lasers and sensors looking for criminal activity. The effect is to deter homeless people from camping along sidewalks. These robots have not been deployed by police however. They have been put to work by the San Francisco SPCA which ironically facilitates adoptions of homeless animals. Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco Krista Maloney, media relations manager for the SF SPCA, told Business Insider that staff wasn’t able to safely use the sidewalks at times because of the encampments. Maloney added that since the SPCA started guarding its facilities...
Shifra on January 4, 2017
Wow. Just like George Jetson’s! Via Reuters. After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020. The Cormorant, billed as a flying car, is capable of transporting 500kg (around half a tonne) of weight and traveling at 185 km (115 miles) per hour. It completed its first automated solo flight over terrain in November. Its total price is estimated at $14 million. Developers Urban Aeronautics believe the dark green drone, which uses internal rotors rather than helicopter propellers, could evacuate people from hostile environments and/or allow military forces safe access. “Just imagine a dirty bomb in a...
Tammy on November 21, 2016
Well done, and another example of how President-elect Trump understands the power and importance of going over the heads of the legacy media. Via RCP. President-elect Trump released this video update discussing his policy plans for the first 100 days of his administration on issues of trade, energy, regulations, immigration, ethics reform, and national security. Perhaps most significantly, Trump pledged to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on day one of his administration. He called” a potential disaster for our country,” and said that “instead, we will negotiate fair, bilateral trade deals.” He also pledged to deregulate the energy industry and shore up America’s defenses against cyber attacks.