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Scientists have created a robot that looks like a robot from Boston Dynamics, but it is 25 times cheaper

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Researchers from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Berkeley have created a robot dog that looks like the Spot model from Boston Dynamics. He has four limbs and is able to move over rough terrain, but the novelty turned out to be many times cheaper.

Scientists have created a robot that looks like a robot from Boston Dynamics, but it is 25 times cheaper

Boston Dynamics solutions use cameras that map the world around them. However, such a process requires a lot of computing power and a long time, and is also accompanied by errors. It is noted that this technique is not suitable for all situations.

The scientists decided to use a trained neural network, which was trained with the help of four thousand virtual robot clones that moved around different terrain. After that, the neural network was already copied into an “iron” robot.

As it turned out, in one day he acquired skills that would normally take 6 years. According to the developers, the robot “sees” changes in the surface in front of it and can adapt when conditions change. If the robot dog slips on the stairs, it will be able to restore balance.

Considering that it is no longer necessary to map the area, this affects the cost of the robot. It turned out to be at least 25 times cheaper than analogues. According to scientists, the behavior of the robops when moving is similar to the behavior of animals, for example, cats. It is also noted that the robot can work in the dark, but in this case it is desirable to add cameras.

Earlier it was reported that new robots were shown in a fresh Atomic Heart video

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For iPhone 15, Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors, which have no analogues on the market

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For iPhone 15 Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors

Sony will supply its state-of-the-art image sensors to Apple, which will be used in the iPhone 15 line of smartphones.

For iPhone 15, Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors, which have no analogues on the market

The new Sony Semiconductor Solutions sensor has roughly doubled the saturation signal per pixel compared to conventional image sensors. This matches the description of the new technology that Sony talked about last year.

This is the industry’s first multi-layer CMOS sensor. While the photodiodes and pixel transistors of conventional CMOS sensors are formed in the same layer, they are in different layers in the new sensor. This allows you to expand the dynamic range, increase the photosensitivity and reduce the noise level.

Apparently, this technology has not yet found application in any of Sony’s sensors. Whether Apple will be the first to receive such sensors is unknown. It is also unclear whether they will be used in all iPhone 15 or only in older models. Given the trends of recent years, as well as all the rumors about Apple’s intention to separate younger and older iPhones more strongly, it is likely that only older models will get new sensors, or even exclusively iPhone 15 Ultra.

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Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

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Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers but it

In the latest beta version of the Telegram mobile client for Android, there was a mention of anonymous virtual phone numbers that can be bought. They will be on sale on the Fragment site, but the exact launch date has not yet been given.

Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

These numbers will begin with the code +888, and it will be impossible to call them. They are designed specifically to work with Telegram and are used to receive confirmation codes. It is not yet reported whether there will be rooms with a different code.

The price, terms of sale or other data about the system are also not reported. However, it is possible that the scheme will work the same way as with nicknames that are already sold on Fragment.

Note that the site has already found the most expensive nickname – @news. They paid $1.76 million for it. The name of the buyer is not disclosed.

Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

Recently, Telegram added a decryption of “circles”, new emojis and other features, as well as improved the application for iOS.

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El Salvador opened a Bitcoin office

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El Salvador opened a Bitcoin office

The Government of El Salvador opened the National Bitcoin Office (ONBTC). He will control all local projects related to the first cryptocurrency. The office is established by decree signed by the President and the Minister of Tourism.

El Salvador opened a Bitcoin office

The photo is NOT an office in El Salvador

ONBTC will develop, analyze and evaluate plans, programs and projects related to Bitcoin and aimed at the economic development of El Salvador. If necessary, the division will also be able to cooperate with other countries in matters related to the first cryptocurrency.

Among the main functions of the organization is the conceptualization and provision of information related to Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies in El Salvador to “the media and any interested parties.”

All government agencies are required to assist the National Bitcoin Office in the performance of its functions. The director of ONBTC will be appointed by the head of state.

Earlier, the country’s authorities began considering a bill designed to introduce into the legal field the procedure for interaction with providers and issuers of virtual asset services.

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