Daily Archives: 09.06.2021

Airfocus Raises $5M To Help Companies Focus On Building A Better Product

Germany-based Airfocus closed a $5 million Series A as it looks to help companies prioritize product and software development — something that has become more difficult as workforces go remote. The new round was led by XAnge, with participation from Nauta Capital. Founded in 2018, the company has now raised approximately $8 million. Airfocus’ product management platform allows product teams ...

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How to select and use tools? Active Perception of Target Objects Using Multimodal Deep Learning

In order to perform a lot of everyday actions, it is necessary to handle and operate various tools. Robots can usually repeat specific tool-use motions for specific objects. However, they have difficulties when determining which tool should be used and adjusting how to handle it depending on the object. A recent study tries to approach the problem using active perception. ...

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Finally! New Pictures of Ganymede, Thanks to Juno

Well, hello there old friend! This week the Juno mission to the Jupiter system made the first close flyby of Jupiter’s giant moon Ganymede, and as you might guess, the images are spectacular. This is the first time we’ve seen a close-up view of the Solar System’s largest moon since the Galileo mission 20 years ago. Voyager gave us the ...

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Irish food and drink firms optimistic about future

90% of the Irish businesses exporting to Britain reported an increase in the costs of doing so post-Brexit Despite the challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit, 82% of businesses in the Irish food, drink and horticulture sector are optimistic about the future, according to a new report by Bord Bia. The results of the ‘readiness radar’ report are based on a ...

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