delivery drones, and other automated vehicles have been designed to boost
economic activity and transform economies in metro areas. Very few companies
have focused on new technologies and applied them for extreme environments,
like in rural areas or the Moon.
Hyundai Motor Group is changing all that. With operations based
out of its New Horizons Studio in California, the South Korean multinational
automotive manufacturer has designed a robocar that is not just
four-wheel-drive but can also walk to maneuver the world's most challenging
Called the TIGER X-1, the intelligent ground excursion robot is
designed to carry payloads, not humans. It's based on a "modular platform
architecture. It features include a sophisticated leg and wheel locomotion
system, 360-degree directional control, and a range of sensors for remote
observation," according to a company press release.
Researchers at New Horizons Studio have partnered with U.S.
firms Autodesk and Sundberg-Ferar to accelerate TIGER X-1's development.
Applications for TIGER X-1 could include 360-degree surface
evaluation in natural disaster areas while also carrying critical payloads to
"Working closely with the team at Hyundai on the TIGER X-1
vehicle, using advanced technology such as generative design to push the
boundaries of increasing strength while reducing weight in transportation, is
exactly what we mean when we talk about creating the new possible," said
Srinath Jonnalagadda, Vice President of Business Strategy for Design and
Manufacturing at Autodesk.
David Byron, Manager of Design and Innovation Strategy at
Sundberg-Ferar, said the "the efficiency of wheeled motion with the
articulation of a quadruped to expand the possibility of reaching more remote
locations." He said, "TIGER is a modular platform design allowing
different bodies to be attached to the chassis for unique applications such as
cargo delivery or surveillance in locations not suitable for humans."
Hyundai said TIGER X-1 even could explore the moon or
World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China Published time: 17 Mar, 2019 13:12 · A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, Chinese state-run media reports . The surgeon manipulated the instruments in the Beijing-based PLAGH hospital from a clinic subsidiary on the southern Hainan island, located 3,000km away. The surgery is said to have lasted three hours and ended successfully. The patient, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, is said to be feeling well after the pioneering operation. The doctor used a computer connected to the next-generation 5G network developed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The new device enabled a near real-time connection, according to Dr. Ling. “You barely feel that the patient is 3,000 kilometers away,” he said.
Facebook says hackers saw personal info of 14 million people The exposed data included relationship status, birth date, hometown, education and the 15 most recent searches, Facebook said. by David Ingram / Oct.12.2018 / 9:55 AM PDT / Updated 10:54 AM PDT Facebook said on Friday that hackers were able to access the personal information of 14 million people through a security flaw that the company first disclosed last month, and that the data exposed included information such as recent check-ins and searches. Facebook said in a blog post that people would be able to check whether they were affected by the attack by visiting a Facebook help center online. The company also said that in the coming days it would send customized messages to users to explain what information might have been accessed. The social networking company disclosed two weeks ago that a security flaw in Facebook's "view as" feature had allowed hackers to see into and potentially take
Too Much Power to the People? A Food Safety Site Tests the Limits Several national chain restaurants have been the target of complaints on IWasPoisoned.com since the site began in 2009. By KEVIN ROOSE FEB. 13, 2018 Dan Laptev, an electronics analyst, was making his way through the Charlotte, N.C., airport this month when he stopped at Starbucks for a light dinner — a ham-and-cheese sandwich and a cup of hot chocolate. He ate, drank, boarded his flight and got home. And that’s when the trouble started. Mr. Laptev spent much of that night hunched over the toilet with a violently upset stomach. Suspecting his Starbucks meal as the source of his ills, he sent a complaint through the company’s website, but got only an automated form email back. So he did the next best thing: He logged on to his computer and went to IWasPoisoned.com, a website that allows users to post reports of food poisoning, and submitted his saga. “I wanted to let people know to stop eating at Star