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Honda's new robot looks like WALL-E's lovechild

Mashable

Honda showed off a slick new Sports EV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this week, but the automaker's most charming future-forward design to debut at the event isn't something you'll ever take for a drive. The Japanese company unveiled the RoboCas concept, an all-electric, self-driving cargo robot that looks like the offspring of the bot couple from Disney's WALL-E. I mean, just look at this thing. There's not a ton of information about the RoboCas concept in terms of specs, so we don't know how long its battery might last or what type of system enables the self-driving functionality beyond a reference to "Honda's autonomous mobility technology." Honda instead described the bot as a companion that was "born to make each person's ideas and dreams come true."


AUSA 2017: 4 amazing land vehicles at this year's show

FOX News

Fox Firepower: Defense Specialist Allison Barrie shares her top picks of high-tech military vehicles on display at AUSA 2017 including a fuel-cell powered Chevy truck and a self-driving Polaris MRZR. Armored vehicles with laser weapons, silent motorcycles that can run on jet fuel, self-driving ATVs and futuristic Chevy trucks - there were a lot of eye-popping vehicles in the nation's capital this week. Another JLTV featured the Boeing Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) Launcher including a M3P .50 JLTV General Purpose equipped with Rafael Samson RWS Dual Stabilized Remote Weapon Systems with M230 LF, and the Trophy Light Active Protection System. This new General Motors prototype, known as the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, runs on hydrogen fuel cells.


SureFly, a New Air Taxi That Runs On Electricity--and Gasoline

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

It has a passenger-carrying air taxi, called the SureFly, which combines the company's expertise in partially automated operation, from its drone business, and in hybrid-electric propulsion, from its truck business. One way to make it happen is with SureFly's computer flight system, similar to many of the electronic safety features in today's more advanced cars. "Since it's classified as a light-sport craft," Burns says, "it only takes 20 hours of [pilot] training. Helicopter training is 1500 hours."


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) TO REVEAL GLOBAL OIL STORAGE

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The US company, Orbital Insight, is using AI to analyze satellite images and identify and quantify crude oil storage tanks. The tanks have floating roofs, so the volume of oil is visible. Orbital Insight is using shadow-detection technology and calculates how full a storage tank is by the size of the crescent-shaped shadow on the tank roof.


Low Gasoline Prices, What are Consumers Doing with the Extra Cash?

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She is currently in the NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp pr... taking place between April 11th to July 1st, 2016. This post is based on her third class project - Web Scraping, due on the 6th week of the program. Oil prices have fallen sharply since the summer of 2014. Prices bottomed in February 2016, since then they have gradually increased. While the breakeven cost is a popular topic among investors, on the consumer side gasoline prices are very cheap.


Apple reveals cause of its iPhone 6s 'unexpected shutdown' bug on its Chinese website

Daily Mail

Apple FINALLY reveals the cause of its iPhone 6s'unexpected shutdown' bug - but only on its Chinese website The issue has seen some iPhone 6s devices powering down unexpectedly It affects a relatively small batch of the devices manufactured last year Apple is blaming the flaw on a battery component that was exposed to'ambient air' during the manufacturing process for longer than intended Apple is blaming the flaw on a battery component that was exposed to'ambient air' during the manufacturing process for longer than intended Apple has finally revealed the details behind a technical glitch that saw some iPhone 6s handsets shutting down unexpectedly. Creepy life-like sex robots modelled on Hollywood... Now Apple invests in driverless cars: Firm finally admits... Watch the world's biggest cities evolve: Google's timelapse... Is this Amazon's top-secret delivery drone? Creepy life-like sex robots modelled on Hollywood... Now Apple invests in driverless cars: Firm finally admits... Watch the world's biggest cities evolve: Google's timelapse... Is this Amazon's top-secret delivery drone? An Apple information website based in Japan said the company might have plans to bring out a'pure white' or'jet white' version of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The website cited the source as a'supplier'.


Low Gasoline Prices, What are Consumers Doing with the Extra Cash?

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Knowing where the consumer is spending is normally not public information. Google Trends tracks the frequency of terms searched on their website and reports it as an index. Although web search terms are not a guarantee that a purchase was made, it's a good insight into the consumer's thoughts. And a great indication of when and where advertising companies should advertise. Could there be a possible relationship between some web search terms and gasoline prices?


Gas prices jump in the Southeast after pipeline rupture in Alabama

Los Angeles Times

Over the weekend, drivers in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas faced longer lines at the gas pumps and, in some cases, dry pumps. Last week, the governors of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia issued executive orders that temporarily suspended various state and federal regulations to allow truck drivers to work longer shifts to deliver gasoline. Bayer buying Monsanto, Uber's self-driving cars, Cup of noodles is changing its recipe, new battle over child vaccination, an Emmys preview, the new Chevy Bolt, Ryan Lochte's "Dancing with the Stars" premiere gets overshadowed by protesters. Bayer buying Monsanto, Uber's self-driving cars, Cup of noodles is changing its recipe, new battle over child vaccination, an Emmys preview, the new Chevy Bolt, Ryan Lochte's "Dancing with the Stars" premiere gets overshadowed by protesters.


Flame bursts over Torrance refinery, prompting hours-long road closure

Los Angeles Times

A portion of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance is scheduled to reopen Monday night, more than a year after a large explosion at the facility injured four workers and damaged equipment. The refinery is set to restart operations in the fluid catalytic cracker unit between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m.... A portion of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance is scheduled to reopen Monday night, more than a year after a large explosion at the facility injured four workers and damaged equipment. Bayer buying Monsanto, Uber's self-driving cars, Cup of noodles is changing its recipe, new battle over child vaccination, an Emmys preview, the new Chevy Bolt, Ryan Lochte's "Dancing with the Stars" premiere gets overshadowed by protesters. Bayer buying Monsanto, Uber's self-driving cars, Cup of noodles is changing its recipe, new battle over child vaccination, an Emmys preview, the new Chevy Bolt, Ryan Lochte's "Dancing with the Stars" premiere gets overshadowed by protesters.


Low Gasoline Prices, What are Consumers Doing with the Extra Cash? – Data Science Central

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She is currently in the NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp program taking place between April 11th to July 1st, 2016. Looking at the scatter plots we can get a better idea if possible relationships exist between web search terms and low gasoline prices. However, Yoga and Restaurants do not appear to be affected by low gasoline prices, maybe they are part of consumers everyday life and not necessary something determined by extra cash they may have. Newborns appears to have a relationship with low gasoline prices, having some extra cash could make consumer thing about expanding their families.