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Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan's inaugural AI competition

Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan's inaugural AI competition

The robots perform the task of spraying disinfectant at consistent rates and speeds, enabling human cleaners to focus on manually scrubbing biofilms and residues.

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

A disinfecting robot, contactless autonomous delivery system and vehicle safety partitions are among the solutions to have received funding by PlanetM’s challenge.

Social distancing tools launched for safer travel at airports

Social distancing tools launched for safer travel at airports

Veovo is introducing virtual queuing and passenger density solutions which make use of movement monitoring and machine learning to provide airports with live situational awareness.

Pittsburgh airport deploys autonomous UV cleaning robots

Pittsburgh airport deploys autonomous UV cleaning robots

The robots use ultra-violet light and form part of the airport’s new disinfecting strategy to increase cleanliness and help to restore confidence in travelling.

LiDAR used to monitor safe distancing and analyse crowd density

LiDAR used to monitor safe distancing and analyse crowd density

iinside has upgraded its solution to help building, facility and venue operators monitor the effectiveness of customer spacing efforts and take action to preserve them.

EHang to build world's first e-port in China

EHang to build world's first e-port in China

The autonomous aerial technology platform company will build the e-port in the city of Hezhou in China’s Guangxi Province to accelerate the commercialisation of AAVs in the tourism industry.

Survey reveals gap between climate change perceptions and required actions

Survey reveals gap between climate change perceptions and required actions

While three quarters of UK consumers believe climate change is a serious threat, they are still unclear as to which activities in their lives emit carbon.

Seville to run urban air mobility pilot

Seville to run urban air mobility pilot

EHang will work with the Seville government to develop the programme which will include passenger transportation, air logistics and command-and-control platforms in the city.

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Mark Patton, vice president, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, about the Ohio city’s journey so far.

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

The cities’ mayors have signed an agreement to become Innovator Cities, enabling them to share best practice, ideas and pioneering solutions to solve global transport problems.