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Swarm Of Tiny Robots Could Help Eliminate Pesticides

August 7th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Imagine a future of foods free of harmful chemicals -- a future where crops still grow strong and dense in the absence of choking weeds, but bees and other pollinators buzz and frolic among the crops. Over at Clint Brauer's farm outside of Cheney, Kansas, that future is very nearly a reality, thanks to a swarm of autonomous robots

Expert In Autonomous Flight Explains How It Compares To Tesla’s Full Self Driving — CleanTechnica Video Interview

November 10th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

There are about 100 companies out there developing eVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing) vehicles, but there are only a handful of companies developing the AI that will power them and one day turn them into robotaxis, autonomous delivery drones, and any other airborne function that does not require a pilot. One of the leaders in this field is Daedalean, a company best in Switzerland

Tesla’s Manufacturing Revolution Starts With Model 3 Production Line

June 8th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have pulled back from his initial all-in position on the automation of the Model 3 production lines in recents weeks but don't make a mistake about the course correction — it's not an abandonment of his pursuit of autonomous factory lines. In fact, Tesla shared with Bloomberg that the "Model 3 body line is now 95 percent automated, including the transfer, loading, and welding of parts."

7 Reasons The Future Is Electric

November 12th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

Seven concepts -- fungibility, ubiquity, loose coupling, electronics outperforming the physical, human nature, economics and the future already being here -- make it clear that the future is electric

Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Breakthrough Achieved

September 4th, 2017 | by The Beam

One of the biggest issues facing electric cars is range. While EVs might be ideal for inner city commuting or short distances, anything over 200 miles and even an advanced car like the forthcoming Tesla Model 3 is going to need a recharge. This of course takes time, so it makes long distances a challenge for electric vehicles to overcome. Now scientists from Stanford University have made a significant step towards getting round this problem – by successfully transferring electricity wirelessly to a moving object

Volkswagen & Kuka Expanding Partnership Relating To Robots, Electric Vehicles, & Self-Driving Vehicle Tech

July 10th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The German auto manufacturer Volkswagen is expanding its partnership with the robot technology firm Kuka, according to recent reports. The expanded partnership will remain focused on developing ways that robots can potentially be used in conjunction with electric vehicle and self-driving vehicle tech to provide owners/drivers with useful services

Tesla’s Alien Dreadnought Has A Special Day — Model 3 Production Begins

July 7th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's Note: Tesla Model 3 production is supposed to begin today. No, the Tesla Fremont factory will not be pumping out Model 3 electric cars in the hundreds or thousands today. However, the people and machines that will hopefully be doing so in one year will be getting their muscles warmed up today. The Alien Dreadnought is wakening from a deep slumber after being put together by Victor Frankenstein Elon Musk, JB Straubel, and some relatively unknown characters from Panasonic. It is a momentous day, so we thought it was a good time to share this interesting writeup from Charles Morris of EV Annex

Tesla Plans To Build Entire City, Possibly Hundreds Of #TeslaCities

April 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Elon Musk can't stop. Tesla can't stop. The cleantech revolution can't stop. As if electric robotaxis, solar roofs, insane battery price reductions and gigafactories, reusable rockets, record-shattering acceleration, electric semi trucks and minibuses, and hyperloops + tunnel-boring companies weren't enough, Elon Musk has decided to build entire cleantech cities. Well, he's starting with one, but if all goes well, that could leads to hundreds more

Autonomous Delivery Robot Wants To Shake Up The Food Delivery Business

March 21st, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Growing up, shows like the Jetsons and Wall-E promised kids around the world a future of robot-enabled leisure, with our time being spent on relaxation, space travel, and star gazing. A new personal delivery robot from Starship Technologies seeks to shake up food delivery with its good looks and speedy delivery capability on the road towards that dreamy sci-fi future

Drones & Robots Help Increase Solar Farm Efficiency

October 25th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Drones and robots are being used more regularly to help build and maintain solar installations. SunPower is one of the leaders in using this new technology. It is about to begin construction of its new “Oasis” power plants in North America and China

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