Daily Archives: 06.07.2021

Learning to See before Learning to Act: Visual Pre-training for Manipulation

Current vision-based manipulation technologies are slow, expensive, and do not generalize well to unseen objects. A recent paper on arXiv.org suggests learning from human development to find more effective approaches for this task. Infants learn to perceive the world passively before reaching for objects actively. Similarly, the researchers propose to learn the ability to detect objects before performing vision-based manipulation. ...

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China launches Fengyun weather satellite into polar orbit

A Chinese Long March 4C rocket takes off carrying the Fengyun 3E weather satellite. Credit: Xinhua A new Chinese Fengyun weather satellite launched Sunday and flew into an early morning polar orbit to feed data into global computer models, adding inputs that international weather officials said will improve medium and long-range forecasts. The Fengyun 3E satellite rocketed into orbit on ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №39

Greetings to our fellow readers. The fresh news is here, enjoy the reading. Todd Sorel – 07’21 has returned in “Astra” after he left the company in 04’20 and tried himself on different roles in three different companies, – took the position of Mechanical Design Engineer. Previously worked in “Astra” in the position of Chief Rocket Designer. Igor Frljužec – ...

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Spending soars in hospitality and cinema sectors

Spending at cinemas surged by 1,351% compared to May, new figures from Revolut show today People raced back to cinemas and outdoor hospitality in June, with spending at the movies up a huge 1,351% compared to May, new figures show today. The latest Revolut report for June also shows that spending in bars was up by 293% on a monthly ...

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Latest Major NFT Auctions Test Buyers’ Price Ceilings For History & Art

A fragment of Year 2, Age 15 – My Mama’s Dream by FEWOCiOUS. Source: A screenshot, onlineonly.christies.com The non-fungible token (NFT) market has experienced a rollercoaster over the past year, and the latest major deals show how buyers strive to put a value on different types of digital art. Artwork by a budding artist can fetch USD 2.16m, while source ...

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