Nvidia’s robot simulator adds human co-workers
Simulators have been a godsend when it comes to testing robots. Real-world testing is lengthy, expensive and potentially dangerous, so anything you can do to work out as many kinks as possible ahead o
AWS SimSpace Weaver can run city-sized simulations in the cloud
At this morning’s re:Invent keynote in Las Vegas, Amazon unveiled AWS SimSpace Weaver, a computing service that allows developers to run city-sized simulations at scale in the cloud. The service is
Microsoft brings helicopters, gliders and the Spruce Goose to its Flight Simulator
Microsoft is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the venerable Flight Simulator series today with the launch of the aptly named Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary update. As the company had t
SIMULATE targets restaurants with new simulated chicken products
Alternative protein startup SIMULATE, known for its NUGGS and TENDERS, is introducing two new versions of its plant-based, simulated chicken product aimed at restaurants.
Robin Games debuts PLAYHOUSE, an interior design game you can both play and shop
Women-led mobile gaming startup Robin Games raised funding around the idea of carving out a new niche in the market of “lifestyle gaming.” The idea, the company explained at the time of it
Nothing negative about Positive Food’s meal expansion plan after $7M investment
Positive Food is going after the $34 billion fresh prepared foods market with its take on salads, heat-and-eat prepared meals and vegan overnight oats.
How did this tiny startup put live, moving people into a full-blown 3D landscape instantaneously?
Jumping into a flatpacked, chipboard room wasn’t my usual experience of the U.K.’s legendary Glastonbury Music Festival. But here I was, doing my best to dance around and test out this crazy n
Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth can now create virtual objects for AI model training
It takes massive amounts of data to train AI models. But sometimes, that data simply isn’t available from real-world sources, so data scientists use synthetic data to make up for that. In machin
All the tech that got our attention at F1 Miami Grand Prix
All eyes are on Miami this weekend as the international glitterati arrives for the city’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix. The European racing event has attracted American fans in droves, thanks to
ESPN+ debuts ‘McEnroe vs. McEnroe’ the first-ever tennis match between a real person and their virtual avatar
Premiering on ESPN+, Michelob Ultra, in collaboration with tech and production company Unit 9, presents “McEnroe vs. McEnroe,” the world’s first tennis match to feature a real person versus a vi
PassiveLogic, which creates digital twins of building systems, raises $15M
PassiveLogic, a startup developing a platform to autonomously control building systems, today announced that it raised $15 million from Brookfield Growth, the investment arm of asset management firm B
Slingshot Aerospace scores $25M Space Force contract to build ‘digital twin’ space simulator
Space simulation and analytics company Slingshot Aerospace has been awarded a $25.2 million, 39-month contract by the U.S. Space Force (USSF) to further develop and deliver two of its products: Digita
Walmart launches AI-powered virtual clothing try-on technology for online shoppers
Last May, Walmart announced its acquisition of the virtual clothing try-on startup Zeekit, which leveraged a combination of real-time image processing, computer vision, deep learning and other AI tech
Waabi’s new simulator could scale autonomous vehicle tech faster
Testing autonomous vehicles on public roads is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor, and one that Raquel Urtasun, former chief scientist at Uber ATG, doesn’t think is the most expedient route to
3D content collaboration startup Taichi Graphics closes $50M Series A
For years, open source software in China was only attracting developers and was poorly understood by returns-seeking investors. But they are finally having a moment like their Western counterparts. Th
Sigfox, the French IoT startup that had raised more than $300M, files for bankruptcy protection as it seeks a buyer
We are continuing to see fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the tech industry, with one of the latest developments coming out from France. Sigfox — a high-profile IoT startup t
How to build a better rocket company
We spoke to three rocket makers who have either already launched, achieved orbit or are well on their way: Firefly Aerospace's Lauren Lyons, Astra's Benjamin Lyon and Launcher's Max Haot.
UK cyber startup Immersive Labs acquires US-based Snap Labs — and there’s a climate angle
Cybersecurity startup Immersive Labs — which recently closed a $75 million Series C funding round giving it a significant war chest — is acquiring U.S.-based cyber startup Snap Labs in an undisclo
Self-driving startup Aurora taps Pixar veterans to make a more realistic virtual world for testing
Aurora, the autonomous vehicle startup scheduled to make its debut on Nasdaq next week, is turning to a team of Pixar veterans to help make the computer simulation tool used to test and train its self
Bild takes in funding to share, collaborate on hardware designs in the cloud
Bild, which came out of private beta, is streamlining the design review process so that hardware product releases can be developed faster.