New recipe for restaurant, app contracts — ScienceDaily

A novel contract proposed by a University of Texas at Dallas researcher and his colleagues could help alleviate key sources of conflict between restaurants and food-delivery platforms. In a study published online March 28 in the INFORMS journal Management Science, Dr. Andrew Frazelle, assistant professor of operations management in the Naveen Jindal School of Management,… Continue reading New recipe for restaurant, app contracts — ScienceDaily

Video Friday: Drone in a Cage

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. ICRA 2022: 23 May–27 May 2022, PHILADELPHIA IEEE ARSO 2022: 28 May–30 May 2022, LONG… Continue reading Video Friday: Drone in a Cage

Business professors research how employees’ daily experiences impact creative performance — ScienceDaily

A trio of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University has identified five types of daily workplace experiences that influence employees’ creative performance. In “Another Day, Another Chance: Daily Workplace Experiences and Their Impact on Creativity” — published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, “Special Issue: The Human Side of Innovation Management” — Alexander S. McKay,… Continue reading Business professors research how employees’ daily experiences impact creative performance — ScienceDaily

Maple Seeds Inspire Efficient Spinning Microdrone

The ability to make decisions autonomously is not just what makes robots useful, it’s what makes robots robots. We value robots for their ability to sense what’s going on around them, make decisions based on that information, and then take useful actions without our input. In the past, robotic decision making followed highly structured rules—if… Continue reading Maple Seeds Inspire Efficient Spinning Microdrone

Video Friday: No Time to Dance

One of us (Levi) works with semiconductors and the other (Aeppli) with X-rays. So, after pondering this problem, we considered using X-rays to nondestructively image chips. You’d need to go beyond the resolution used in medical X-ray scanners. But it was clear to us that the needed resolution was possible. At that moment, what we’ve… Continue reading Video Friday: No Time to Dance

Automating Road Maintenance With LiDAR Technology

The ability to make decisions autonomously is not just what makes robots useful, it’s what makes robots robots. We value robots for their ability to sense what’s going on around them, make decisions based on that information, and then take useful actions without our input. In the past, robotic decision making followed highly structured rules—if… Continue reading Automating Road Maintenance With LiDAR Technology

Clearpath Announces TurtleBot 4 – IEEE Spectrum

Today, Clearpath Robotics is opening pre-orders for the newest, fanciest TurtleBot: the TurtleBot 4. Built on top of iRobot’s Create 3 in close partnership with Open Robotics, the TurtleBot 4 is “the next-generation of the world’s most popular open-source robotics platform for education and research, offering superior computing power, more payload capacity, improved sensors, and… Continue reading Clearpath Announces TurtleBot 4 – IEEE Spectrum