Intelligence augmentation: the human-machine labour force

Image by: COM SALUD Agencia de comunicación/Flickr, CC BY While the arrival of high-level artificial intelligence foreshadows the replication of human faculties, there is a nuanced territory in AI development that suggests human and machines benefit from a symbiotic existence – intelligence augmentation. IA is a component of full-blown robotics that has already integrated with daily … Continue reading “Intelligence augmentation: the human-machine labour force”

Autonomous wheelchairs are the latest frontier of self-driving technology

Image by: Digital Trends There is a huge market opportunity for self-driving wheelchairs worldwide as the number of wheelchair users from children to people in nursing homes is expected to nearly double over the next 30 years to more than 88 million. Self-driving wheelchairs would notably increase the quality of life for millions around the … Continue reading “Autonomous wheelchairs are the latest frontier of self-driving technology”

Engineers design an electric highway from Norway to Italy

Image by: Plug-in magazine As is the case with deployment of most new technology, infrastructural adjustments are crucial to its successful adoption and permeation. Electric cars are no different. While petrol and diesel vehicles are well supported by fuel stations and service centres, electric car owners are left with the uncertainty of getting to a … Continue reading “Engineers design an electric highway from Norway to Italy”

UK’s double-decker high-speed train to be inspired by aeronautical design

Image by: Andreas Vogler Studio The AeroLiner 3000 train is the first aerospace inspired double-deck high-speed train developed for the UK by Andreas Vogler Studio and the German Aerospace Centre DLR. The ultra-lightweight design can run up to 400km/hr and can accommodate 30% more capacity on the existing British railways’ infrastructure, thereby improving efficiency and reducing … Continue reading “UK’s double-decker high-speed train to be inspired by aeronautical design”

Hyperloop likely to choose freight first over passengers

Image by: Hyperloop One Over the past few months, the Hyperloop has proved its mettle as the fifth mode of transportation after it cleared multiple test runs including a full systems test which managed to propel the Hyperloop One pod to speeds touching 309 kph which may eventually exceed 1127 kph in the near future. … Continue reading “Hyperloop likely to choose freight first over passengers”