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Boston Dynamics expands global sales of SPOT robot, now available in the EU

Boston Dynamics, the global leader in mobile robotics, expanded commercial sales of Spot, the agile robot that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with ease, to the European Union, United Kingdom and Canada. This follows the launch of commercial sales of Spot in the U.S., and builds upon a successful Early Adopter Program that saw a number of companies in both Europe and North America integrate the robot into their operations.

Machine learning solutions for improving communication developed in Latvia

Machine learning technology is increasingly entering people's daily lives and its application is becoming more extensive, from email filtering and computer vision solutions to forecasting tools and language processing. There are also practical and day-to-day solutions in Latvia that use machine learning methods. Find out what is new in the machine learning industry and interesting solutions for business development at the RIGA COMM Machine Learning Conference on October 15 in Ķīpsala.

Design team under Achim Anscheidt increasingly utilizes hyper-realistic 3D development

Bugatti has stood for innovative, extraordinary and timeless automotive design for more than 110 years. For the French luxury brand, design development is both a key competence and a highly complex task. Bugatti has been intensively working on virtual design processes with photorealistic 3D animations since 2016 in order to master this challenge in the age of digital transformation. The design team under Achim Anscheidt has already digitalized more than 90 percent of the creative model development process and has thus established a paradigm shift in design creation.

Bittium Launches Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 C Smartphone Designed for CONFIDENTIAL Communications for Authorities

Bittium, the provider of the world’s most secure smartphone-based communication systems, launches Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 C smartphone designed for CONFIDENTIAL communications for authorities. Smartphone's unique HW security solutions and multilayered security structure based on the hardened Android™ 9 operating system are reinforced with the dual-boot functionality, running two completely separate and hardened operating systems on a single platform: Confidential and Personal.

8 autonomous robots can transport more than 2,000 parts per day

They cover 240 kilometers a day and share the streets with pedestrians, lorries, bicycles and cars. They control the traffic lights, communicate with their surroundings... but when you see them you won’t see anyone driving them. These autonomous vehicles are called AGV (automated guided vehicles) and drive around outside the workshops of the SEAT plant in Martorell.

Scandinavian startups receiving in total up to 700 000 euros in funding

89 startups from across Europe of which 14 are based in Scandinavia are selected for support to accelerate the development of promising health solutions.

Headstart is set up to help startups getting closer to market, receive clinical verification, evaluate patient need and benefit of their product or service as well as attracting further private investment. Through EIT Health’s network, the companies will make valuable contacts within EIT Health’s innovation ecosystem and will receive financial support of up to €50 000 each.

Recipo opens its own recycling plant and manufactures recycled plastic to be used in new electronic products

Recipo launched Recipo Material, a purpose-built recycling plant for plastic from electronic waste in Riga, Latvia. In association with their members, Recipo continues to set an example by providing a viable European recycling solution for plastic. As the leading Producer Responsibility Partner for electronics in the Nordic region, Recipo is the first collection scheme in the world to pioneer their own recycling plant.

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