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Exyn Technologies raises $16 million for drones that map underground spaces

Exyn Technologies, a company developing sophisticated autonomous robot systems, last week revealed that it has closed a $16 million series A round led by Centricus, with participation from Yamaha Motors Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Corecam Family Office, Red and Blue Ventures, and IP Group. The capital infusion brings the startup’s total raised to over $20 million, and […]

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Hackers Do the Dirty to Another Tesla Model 3

<img data-attachment-id="1679658" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263.jpg" data-orig-size="862,495" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Regulus Cyber 2" data-image-description=" Regulus Cyber ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-450×258.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-610×350.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679658″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-610×350.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”350″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-610×350.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-75×43.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-450×258.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-768×441.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-120×69.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263.jpg 862w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s Elon Musk’s birthday today, so we’ve decided to wish him well and say congratulations on […]

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AI helps drones navigate forests and other ‘cluttered’ environments

Cutting-edge drones from companies like DJI and Parrot have no trouble navigating obstacle-strewn environments, but when faced with a never-before-seen landscape like dense woods or maze, they have a tougher time reaching goal destinations autonomously. That’s why scientists at Intel Labs and Mexico’s Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute recently […]

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Google Assistant launches in Waze on Android in the U.S.

For the roughly 110 million people who use Waze to navigate cities and countrysides globally, there’s good news: The Google Assistant tie-in teased at Google’s I/O 2019 developer conference is officially live. The Mountain View company today announced that U.S.-based Android users will start to see Google Assistant in Waze (in English) this week, with […]

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Exploring the Animal ‘Supernavigators’ That Can Fly 56,000 Miles a Year

SUPERNAVIGATORS Exploring the Wonders of How Animals Find Their WayBy David Barrie As I stood peering up in the sky to see the “river of raptors” moving through the Mexican state of Veracruz, I needed to adjust my expectations. The birds were much higher up in the sky than I had thought. Looking through binoculars, […]

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Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘Hot’ New Idea: Sensory Steering Wheels

<img data-attachment-id="1675828" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel-.png" data-orig-size="1140,814" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="jlr sensory steering wheel" data-image-description=" JLR ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–450×321.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–610×436.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675828″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–610×436.png” alt width=”610″ height=”436″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–610×436.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–75×54.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–450×321.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–768×548.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel–120×86.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/jlr-sensory-steering-wheel-.png 1140w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With automakers perpetually promoting daft new technologies as a way to appease investors, it’s been a […]

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Facebook’s AI learns how to get around an office by watching videos

Humans undertake high-level planning every day, but it’s not so easy for robots. Fortunately, a growing body of work suggests that hierarchal abstractions (namely visuomotor subroutines) can boost sample efficiency in reinforcement learning, an AI training technique that employs rewards to drive agents toward goals. Traditionally, these hierarchies must be handcoded or acquired via end-to-end […]

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