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The food industry is adjusting to an influx of robots. The latest example is Briggo, a fully automated, robotic coffee machine that can push out 100 cups of coffee in a single hour –– the equivalent of what three to four baristas can do, according to the company. The machine gives customers control over ingredients, espresso shots, flavorings and temperature without any human interaction.

  • Mar 22, 2019

In the college admissions scheme that captured the public’s attention last week, prison consultants saw an opportunity. Part fixer and part therapist, their jobs range from soothing exaggerated fears about sexual assault and answering the basic questions about hygiene (i.e. “How do I use the bathroom federal prison?”) to strategies for how a client might adopt for managing their business while they’re behind bars.

  • Mar 20, 2019

The $380,000 vertical-takeoff-and-landing "Speeder" will reach at least 150 mph, have a 45-mile range and be able to fly as high as 15,000 feet, company officials say.

  • Mar 13, 2019

Scooters are crowding sidewalks and injuring pedestrians in cities around the country. A startup called Swiftmile says it has created new charging stations that could help bring order to the chaos.

  • Mar 12, 2019

To these design-savvy start-up founders, the “good book” looked surprisingly bad.

  • Mar 8, 2019

On farms in New Zealand, drones are being used to herd and monitor livestock, supplementing a role that working dogs have held for more than a century.

  • Mar 7, 2019

Beginning in 2020, Volvo cars will be limited to 180 kilometers per hour -- or about 112 mph. The auto manufacturer said the change is part of an ambitious plan to eliminate all serious injuries and driving deaths in new Volvos by next year.

  • Mar 5, 2019

MIT researchers say they have developed the first four-legged robot capable of executing a backflip. Similar robots could someday be used for search-and-rescue missions and surveillance, experts say.

  • Mar 4, 2019

The new video uses virtual reality to highlight the many dangers of venturing onto frozen water as the spring thaw approaches.

  • Feb 28, 2019

The billionaire said his engineers spent the weekend testing the device.

  • Jul 9, 2018
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