The Aussie startup trying to give robots a sense of touch

When it comes to picking up objects humans beat robots hands down, though that could soon change. "People can do amazing things with their hands: picking up objects of different sizes, shapes and weights,"says co-founder of robotics sensor startup Contactile, Heba Khamis. Heba Khamis pitches her research earlier this year. "Robots can’t do that. They need to be pre-programmed for […]

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Crisis talks to broker Brexit deal ‘have gone as far as they can’

Crisis talks to broker a Brexit deal between the government and Labour have collapsed, Jeremy Corbyn has announced. The Labour leader said the negotiations have “gone as far as they can” because “we have been unable to bridge important policy gaps between us”. He complained that as a leadership race kicks off in the Conservative Party, “the position of the […]

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India to benefit from US-China trade war: Experts

India needs to make use of this opportunity to significantly enhance its exports especially in information and communications technology and the automotive sector. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The ongoing trade war between the US and China will help India tap export opportunities in both the countries in areas such as garments, agriculture, automobile and machinery, according to trade experts. Professor at […]

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Top Retail Stocks to Buy in 2019

It's no secret that the retail industry is facing challenges. While talk of the "retail apocalypse" may have subsided since annual store closings peaked in 2017 at nearly 8,000, the industry remains in flux. Pressure from e-commerce companies like Amazon.com have forced changes in the traditional way retailers do business, and with customer traffic falling in traditional strongholds like malls, […]

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