23 Aug 2017

Security vulnerabilities discovered in several robots

The cybersecurity of connected objects is a recurring subject and robots are not immune to this problem. An American cybersecurity specialist points the finger at multiple types of robots, both in the industrial environment and in personal robots. A dozen robots have not passed the security tests, with security flaws that potentially allow hackers to turn these robots into spies or, at worst, alter their behavior. Lire la suite

22 Aug 2017

Flying taxis: German projects take the lead

American, German, Chinese, dozens of startups are currently engaged in an innovation race to be the first to develop a drone capable of securing a fully automated air taxi service. After the fire of straw EHang whose flights are still expected to “inhabited”, the wind now seems to turn in favor of German projects. Volocopter and Lilium score points, waiting for the aeronautical giants to seize the subject. Lire la suite

12 Aug 2017

Baidu signed with Microsoft to bring its autonomous car outside China

Will your first stand-alone car be “Made in China”? In any case Baidu accelerates its development strategy in order to catch Google, Uber, Tesla and Apple. After publishing its automated software in Open Source and then signed some fifty partnership contracts to extend its functionalities, Baidu has officially joined forces with Microsoft. The American cloud platform will run Apollo cars outside of China. Lire la suite

11 Aug 2017

A supercomputer in space, for what?

On Monday, a Falcon 9 rocket will take off from the SpaceX leased shot at NASA to refuel the international station. In its multi-commodity Dragon module, including two Apollo 40 HPE supercomputers. The idea of sending computers that are powerful but also demanding in terms of power and cooling may seem incongruous. NASA scientists who have substantial computational means on the mainland do not really need computing power in orbit. It is above all to prepare for the conquest of Mars. Lire la suite

11 Aug 2017

A Cartesian robot wins the Amazon Robotic Challenge 2017

After Seattle in 2016, the 2017 edition of the Amazon Robotic Challenge was held in late July at Nagoya, Japan. The objective of this robotic competition remains unchanged: to find the best robot capable of identifying and storing various items presented to him at random. The desire of the E-Commerce giant is to automate a phase that is very labor intensive in its already hyper-rationalized logistics, the picking phase. Of the 16 teams in contention, it is that of the robotic vision center of the technical university of Queensland that won this challenge with an original solution: a Cartesian robot called Cartman for the occasion. Lire la suite