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Bracing Medical AI Systems for Attacks

There’s new advice on how to handle tampering that fools algorithms and enables healthcare fraud

Avidbots raises $24M for commercial floor cleaning robots

Avidbots, a Kitchener, Ontario-based company that makes commercial floor cleaning robots, raised $23.6 million in Series B funding led by returning investor True Ventures. This latest round of funding raises Avidbots’ venture capital financing to a total of $36 million. Founded in 2014 by Pablo Molina and Faizan Sheikh, Avidbots’ first product, Neo, is an…

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Graphene Device Sops Up Sunlight, Heats to 160 Degrees Celsius in Seconds

A new class of ultrathin light absorbent material could harvest solar energy, boil water, and work as an infrared detector

Steampunk, Robots, and Comics: a Weekend of Making Across Germany!

This coming weekend, March 23 & 24th, three separate Maker Faires will inspire, instruct, and delight audiences of all ages across Germany. With no fewer than 12 events this year, it is evident that the German public has a rich choice of making exp…

Write Without Distraction With This DIY E-Ink Typewriter

The SPUDwrite has everything you need to write creatively—and nothing else

Autonomous mobile robots grow beyond car manufacturing, get heavier loads

Last year, more than 20,000 autonomous mobile robots were shipped globally — more than double the amount in 2017, according to the latest quarterly report from Interact Analysis. Although all regions saw growth, Asia and China in particular were the largest drivers, noted Ash Sharma, research director for commercial drone and robotics research at Interact…

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Titan Medical closes $25M public offering for surgical robotics

Robotic surgical platform developer Titan Medical Inc. said today it closed a $25 million public offering. Titan Medical said that it floated approximately 7.4 million units in the offering at a price of $3.40 per unit. Each unit offered included a single common share of the Toronto-based company and a warrant for an additional common share…

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Traditional Higher Education Is Losing Relevance. Here’s What’s Replacing It

Should you go to graduate school? If so, why? If not, what are your alternatives? Millions of young adults across the globe—and their parents and mentors—find themselves asking these questions every year. Earlier this month, I explored how exponential technologies are rising to meet the needs of the rapidly changing workforce. In this blog, I’ll dive […]

KiCon, The First KiCad Conference Is Coming To Chicago

On April 26 and 27 in Chicago, The very first KiCon is going to be commencing. This event, focused on the open source electronics design software KiCad is going to offer not only a community gathering but crash courses and even talks on advanced topics…