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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.

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

The toolkit launched by the World Economic Forum aims to bring more transparency, trust and resilience to supply chains by offering a "shared truth".

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.

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

Actions shared include converting parking spaces into restaurant food pick-up zones, allowing rear-door bus boarding, suspending fare collections and converting car lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

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.

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam’s Climate Agreement includes plans for large-scale solutions such as offshore windmills, a hydrogen network and insulation of social housing, as well as smaller-scale initiatives such as car-sharing and cycling classes for children.

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The town’s council wants to realise the best of both worlds: urban benefits within a rural community.

Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation

Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation

Among the customers using the networks are public sector organisations and cities with use cases ranging from testing drones for tsunami evacuation alerts to building smarter ports.