Daily Archives: 13.07.2021

Active Safety Envelopes using Light Curtains with Probabilistic Guarantees

Robots constantly encounter dynamic obstacles when navigating in unknown environments. In order to ensure safety, LiDAR sensors or cameras have been used. However, the former are expensive and low-resolution, while camera images are prone to errors. A recent paper on arXiv.org proposes a novel approach. Industrial robot. Image credit: jarmoluk via Pixabay (Free Pixabay licence) It uses a programmable light ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №40

Greetings! This week only a brief report. Summer is a quite calm time. Alok Grover – 06’21 has left the “8 Rivers Capital”, he was Principal (Data Science & Data Analytics). Took office as Director, Data Science & Analytics in “Celéri Health”. Anne Bornath – 06’21 has left the “Microsat Systems Canada Inc”, she was Director ACS Programs. 07’21 become ...

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‘Atlantis, Go’: Remembering the Shuttle’s Final Launch, Ten Years On

With STS-135, Atlantis was embarking on the 33rd and final flight of her career. During 26 years of active operational service, she supported five Department of Defense assignments, seven shuttle-Mir dockings and 12 trips to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett A string of “Go” calls—interspersed with an occasional poignant remark about the contributions of the Space ...

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IDA Ireland says investments close to 2019 levels

IDA Ireland said that 48% of the investments secured in the first half of 2021 went to regional locations Foreign direct investments into the country during the first half to the year returned to levels close to those seen at the end of 2019, IDA Ireland said today. The agency secured 142 investments between January and June, compared to 132 ...

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Controversial New Overseas Crypto Declaration Law Approved in Spain

Source: Adobe/Hugh O’Neill The Spanish parliament has approved a controversial new law that will force Spaniards to declare their overseas crypto holdings – as part of a bid to wipe out crypto-related fraud carried out on platforms based outside the country. The law, which brings crypto into the much-maligned Modelo 720 system has overcome its final hurdle – and has ...

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