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Property prices jump 12.4% in year to September – CSO

Property prices in Dublin rose by 11.5%, while they jumped by 13.2% outside of Dublin, today’s CSO figures show Residential property prices rose by 12.4% in the year to September, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. Prices continued to rise at a faster rate outside Dublin, at 13.2%, compared to 11.5% in the Dublin region. Today’s ...

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FabricFlowNet: Bimanual Cloth Manipulation with a Flow-based Policy

Cloth manipulation is a challenging task for robot manipulation as fabrics do not transform rigidly when manipulated. A recent paper introduces FabricFlowNet, a goal-conditioned policy for bimanual cloth manipulation that uses optical flow to improve policy performance. Image credit: Pxfuel, Free licence An optical flow-type network is used to estimate the relationship between the current observation and a sub-goal. The ...

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SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch

 Just ten hours after launching a crew capsule from a nearby pad, SpaceX ignited the main engines on a reused Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday morning for a brief test-firing ahead of a planned liftoff Friday to begin a new phase of deploying the company’s Starlink satellite internet network. Already loaded with its payload ...

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