Building a new ecosystem in an emerging market is a challenge that requires not only support for technology creation, but also support for education, system integration, and the nurturing of consumers.
With an UberX flag drop now costing as little as $0.18 per minute / $0.90 per mile, we should start seeing people deliberately dropping cars for Uber. I forecast robotaxi service can be available for even less.
Relatively low-cost technology exists today that enables drones to fly miles from their operators, but proposed rules in the United States would outlaw this kind of operation for everyone, including journalists. PSDJ urges rulemaking committee to reccommend sensible regulations.
The $50 million Series C funding, mainly from Qualcomm, provides the basis for a tacit partnership between Qualcomm and 3D Robotics with a goal of leveraging the pace of innovation in the smartphone industry and extending it to the world of 3DR.
A new paper from Google’s DeepMind team indicates that their technology is a “novel artificial agent” that combines two existing forms of brain-inspired machine intelligence: a deep neural network and a reinforcement-learning algorithm.