As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.
Now the former Google engineer is turning that dream into a reality with Built Robotics, a startup that's developing technology to allow bulldozers, excavators and other construction vehicles to operate themselves.
"The idea behind Built Robotics is to use automation technology make construction safer, faster and cheaper," said Ready-Campbell, standing in a dirt lot where a small bulldozer moved mounds of earth without a human operator.
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Stephen Hawking may have passed away last week, but he left behind a final scientific groundwork that could lead the way to the discovery of parallel universes, according to reports.
Hawking and co-author Thomas Hertog submitted the most recent draft of their paper on March 4, just 10 days before Hawking died Wednesday at 76 years old.
“A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?” was first submitted in July 2017 and can be found in Cornell University’s online distribution system for research papers, arxiv.org. It is being considered for publication by a "leading journal," according to the U.K. Times.
A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.' routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception should have been uncovered long ago because the documents are online for all to see.
Councilman Ritchie Torres said the city's buildings department should have spotted the falsified numbers because they were contradicted by tax documents filed with another city agency.
A panel of federal judges is throwing out a legal challenge by Republican congressmen to a district map developed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The judges said Monday they have no authority to act in the matter except to throw out the case.
The decision comes with a day left for the state's congressional candidates to circulate petitions to get on the May 15 primary ballot.
Little Caesars promised to give away free pizza if “crazy happened” during the NCAA March Madness tournament.
The Detroit-based pizza chain decided to get in on all the March Madness and announced Friday that if a No. 16 seeded team beat a No. 1 seed team in the tournament, Little Caesars would serve up free hot-and-ready lunch combos.