Author Archives: Alain Clapaud

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22 Jan 2018

Panasonic transforms its HOSPI service robot into an advertising medium

A new robot has just started up in Narita airport halls. Named “Signage HOSPI” by these designers, this rounded robot is to advertising what sandwich men were in the 1930s. Armed with its three advertising screens, this robot will go Lire la suite

20 Jan 2018

Norway wants to impose electric aircraft for regional flights by 2040

Formerly a major exporter of oil and gas, Norway has positioned itself as the champion of electric means of transport. With 16% of vehicles sold in 2016, Norway is the most advanced country in its transition to electric vehicles, and Lire la suite

16 Jan 2018

NASA thinks on IA and Blockchain for Next Interstellar Probe

Nasa is thinking about embarking artificial intelligence and a blockchain in its future space probes. This is the purpose of the RNCP research program (resilient networking and computing paradigm) which aims to develop the software platform that will equip the Lire la suite

14 Jan 2018

Can Henrik Fisker outdate the Lithium-Ion battery?

With the promise of an autonomy of more than 800 km for a charge time of about one minute, with its long-awaited EMotion, Fisker wants to make Tesla and its “old” Lithium-Ion batteries more expensive. To achieve this, the startup Lire la suite

12 Jan 2018

Boeing flies the prototype of a cargo drone capable of carrying 250 Kg

Boeing was not on the ESC this week, but the aeronautical giant has just unveiled a rather ambitious cargo drone project. HorizonX, its innovation cell, has designed in just a few months and completed the first flights of the Boeing Lire la suite

11 Jan 2018

Honda, LG, UBTech, Sony: the robot stars of the CES 2018

With its A3-x18 series of mobile robots, Honda made a big impression by unveiling no less than 4 robots, beating its rival LG who had brought to Las Vegas 3 versions of its robot CLOi. These robots have given their Lire la suite

10 Jan 2018

Kodak to launch its Blockchain:”Blockchain washing” or genius move?

A desperate brand following the collapse of the film industry in the photo market, Kodak had become the symbol of the company unable to face the digitalization of the market, the symbol of the company used before the hour. Since Lire la suite

9 Jan 2018

CES 2018: NVidia accelerates on the autonomous car

As every year now, NVidia has held a plenary session at the ESC, a conference that is generally very well attended because the founder’s progress is a testament to that of the automotive industry towards autonomous vehicles. The 2018 edition Lire la suite

8 Jan 2018

Precision agriculture: Researchers turn plants into connected objects

Researchers at the University of Iowa’s MEMS and Biochips laboratory have published the results of their work. They have created ultra-fine sensors that can be attached to the plant to measure water consumption, key information for improving greenhouse or field Lire la suite

7 Jan 2018

Crowdsourcing: A FedEx employee discovers the largest prime number

Called M77232917, the number discovered by Jonathan Pace, a Fedex employee is not only the largest prime number existing, but it is also the 50th first_number of Mersenne, i. e. a prime number that has the form 2p-1. The number Lire la suite