Innevation BLOG

Just announced at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, Lucasfilm and parent company Disney, and the global K-12 nonprofit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) are teaming up to inspire the next generation of heroes and innovators. As part of their Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative, Disney and Lucasfilm are providing a $1.5 million donation, in-kind, and mentorship resources to help expand access to FIRST programs for more students globally, with a focus on undeserved communities. “Star Wars has always

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In southeast England, patients discharged from a group of hospitals serving 500,000 people are being fitted with a Wi-Fi-enabled armband that remotely monitors vital signs such as respiratory rate, oxygen levels, pulse, blood pressure, and body temperature. Under a National Health Service pilot program that now incorporates artificial intelligence to analyze all that patient data in real time, hospital readmission rates are down, and emergency room visits have been reduced. What’s more, the need for costly home

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Autonomous vehicles might someday be able to navigate bustling city streets to deliver groceries, pizzas and other packages without a human behind the wheel. But that doesn’t solve what Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington describes as the last 50-foot problem. Ford and startup Agility Robotics are partnering in a research project that will test how two-legged robots and self-driving vehicles can work together to solve that curb-to-door problem. Agility’s Digit, a two-legged robot that has a lidar where

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06/04: Ansible Las Vegas Meetup 06/04: International Game Developers Meetup 06/04: Las Vegas Women Entrepreneur Meetup 06/05: CODE Hearted Meetup 06/05: Las Vegas Macintosh User Group 06/06: Kubernetes Las Vegas Meetup 06/06: Las Vegas Pluralsight Meetup 06/06: Las Vegas SolidWORKS User Group 06/06: PHP Vegas Meetup Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

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One school garden in Las Vegas has blossomed into 166 and more around the state. Now Ciara Byrne, who started the program with her life partner Kim MacQuarrie, is being honored as an Obama Foundation fellow. Byrne is one of 20 people from around the world receiving the two-year fellowship; 5,000 people applied. Byrne told State of Nevada the fellowship will help her and MacQuarrie do the kind of planning needed to roll out their Green

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World IP Day 2019 was hosted at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center this past week for the fourth year in a row. In collaboration with the UNLV Office of Economic Development, the United States Patent & Trademark Office and Ballard Spahr LLP, this event took a deep dive into the role that intellectual property plays in encouraging innovation. Historically, the law has always lagged behind business, and business has always lagged behind technology. “What we are

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Last month, President Trump signed an executive order making the development and regulation of artificial intelligence a federal priority. But one area where artificial intelligence is already taking hold is health care. Doctors are already using A.I. to spot potentially lethal lesions on mammograms. Scientists are also developing A.I. systems that can diagnose common childhood conditions, predict whether a person will develop Alzheimer’s disease and monitor people with conditions like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and

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CHICAGO – Iris Automation Inc. in San Francisco is introducing Casia computer vision technology detect-and-avoid technology to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The company is announcing the new product this week in booth 517 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International (AUVSI) Exponential conference and trade show in Chicago. Casia enables a UAV to understand the aviation environment around it as if a pilot were on board, Iris Automation officials say.

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Dive Brief: Electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network EVgo has committed to use 100% renewable energy to power its chargers, becoming the first EV charging network in the United States to do so, according to EVgo. Under its commitment, EVgo will contract with its energy suppliers and partners to ensure that each gigawatt-hour delivered financially supports an operating renewable energy generator in the U.S. It will use a combination of wind and solar energy to achieve that

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05/09: 3D Printing Meetup 05/09:Kubernetes Las Vegas 05/09: Las Vegas Pluralsight Meetup 05/09: Las Vegas Unity 3D Meetup 05/09:WooCommerce Meetup 05/14: Las Vegas iOS Developers Meetup 05/14: PC User Group 05/15: Las Vegas WordPress Meetup 05/15: React Vegas 05/16: Chat Bots Meetup Group 05/16: Docker Las Vegas Meetup 05/16: Las Vegas CISCO User Group   Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

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