Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St Andrews and the University of New South Wales have developed a wrist-worn device for 3-D hand pose estimation. The system consists of all camera that captures all the images of the back of the hand, and is supported by a neural network called DorsalNet which can accurately recognize dynamic gestures. Being able to track hand gestures is of crucial importance in advancing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices that are…Read More
Robotics startup Genrobotics raises Rs 2.5 crore in pre-series A round funding !!
New Delhi : Robotics startup Genrobotics on Wednesday said it has raised Rs 2.5 crore in pre-series A round funding from existing investors led by Unicorn India Ventures, along with industrialist Anand Mahindra and SEA Fund. The Kerala-based firm, Genrobotics has been working with the Centre and state governments with a mission to eradicate manual scavenging from the entire country and has deployed its Bandicoot robots across 11 states. “The funds raised will be used for the further scaling up production of Bandicoot to meet the growing demand in light…Read More
Detel launches Detel Easy electric bike in India for ₹19,999 !!
Detel on Thursday launched a two-wheeler electric bike in India. Dubbed as Detel Easy, the newly launched electric bike costs is ₹19,999 (plus the GST) and it is available in India in three peppy colour variants, which includes jet Black, pearl White and metallic Red. It is available for purchase at Detel India’s website, Detel-india.com and on b2badda.com. The company has partnered with Bajaj Finserv for EMI finance schemes for the customers. As far as the features are concerned, the newly launched Detel Easy is powered by a 6 pipe…Read More
World UFO Day: Here are five of the most famous ‘flying saucer’ sightings !!
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) have captured people’s imagination for thousands of years. There are myths and legends, stories and folklore all woven around the experience of sighting “something” in the sky. Because it is merely “something”— a disk, a flash of light, an object the shape of nothing ever seen before— it is classified as a UFO. UFOs are more often than are not associated with aliens, since legends have it that these flying objects are being flown by, again, “someone” or “something”. This mystery surrounding UFOs has endured since…Read More
Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to begin phase II/III human trials !!
The phase I trial in healthy adult volunteers began in April. More than 1,000 immunisations have been completed and follow-up is currently ongoing. The next study will enroll up to 10,260 adults and children and will involve a number of partner institutions across all over the country. The phase II part of the study involves expanding the age range of people the vaccine is assessed in, to include a small number of older adults and children’s: Aged 56-69 Aged over 70 Aged between 5-12 years For these groups, researchers will be assessing…Read More
Vodafone Idea is gearing up for LTE-based drone trials with Zomato !!
Vodafone Idea is reportedly working with food delivery platform Zomato and TechEagle Innovations for ‘beyond visual line of sight’ (BVLOS) drone trails that will be organised by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The civil aviation regulator has shortlisted 13 consortia what they have been given a green signal to start preliminary trials. Both Zomato and TechEagle come under the ClearSky consortium, one of the 13 shortlisted. Dunzo, Swiggy, Throttle Aerospace Systems, ShopX, Zipline, Spicexpress and Redwing are some of the other consortia that have received DGCA approvals to…Read More
Ramdev’s Patanjali claims to have Covid-19 medicine, 100% recovery in 7 days !!
Not an immunity booster but a cure, claimed yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday as he unveiled, what he calls, the first ayurvedic medicine against the coronavirus, even as the scientific community the world over is fighting hard to come up with a cure for the highly contagious disease. The yoga guru’s company Patanjali launched ‘Coronil and Swasari’ and claimed the clinical trials on affected patients have shown 100% favourable results. “The whole country and the world was waiting for medicine or vaccine for coronavirus. We are proud to announce that…Read More
First Rocket Launched From Shetland Islands Could Start UK Space Exploration !!
The Shetland Islands have had their first sub-orbital rocket launched last weekend. A 2m rocket called the Skylark Nano launched from the islands and reached an altitude of 6 Km. It was launched by the private company Skyrora, which also handled the UK’s First Rocket test in 50 years. The company say that the launch was for educational purposes only. It measured meteorological data, wind profiles, and analysing the vehicles trajectory for pertinent information that could be used in future launches. The Skylark Nano has been launched twice before,…Read More
Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip !!
MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of Artificial brain synapses known as memristors — silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain. The researchers borrowed from principles of metallurgy to fabricate each memristor from alloys of silver and copper, along with silicon. When they ran the chip through several visual tasks, the chip was able to “remember” stored images and reproduce them many times over, in versions that were crisper and cleaner compared with…Read More
Wing Drone Deliveries Take Flight in First-of-its-Kind Trial with FedEx !!
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUISNESS WIRE) –Today, for the first time in the United States, a drone completed a scheduled commercial residential delivery to a home in Christiansburg, Virginia. The drone delivery was conducted by Wing Aviation, in collaboration with FedEx Express, as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP). Today’s delivery of a FedEx Express package marks the launch of the first scheduled, commercial residential drone delivery service and the first scheduled e-commerce delivery via drone delivery trial in the United States. For the duration…Read More