Weekly Roundup: Google, Bionic Athletes, Robotic Muscles

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Google’s Neural Machine Translation System
Google announced that their Neural Machine Translation System is already in use for Chinese-English translations, and uses deep learning to refine and improve translations.

How Far Can This Electric Bus Go?
Proterra has a bus called the Catalyst E2 Series, which they say can drive on one charge for an entire day.

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Futuristic Water Taxis Coming to France
SeaBubbles, a startup based in France, is proposing water transportation to get around Paris. The shuttles will be made of fiberglass and high-density foam, and can travel up to 30 mph.

Bionic Athletes in the Cybathlon
A few weeks ago, we wrote a blog post about the first ever Cybathlon taking place in Zurich, Switzerland. Now, you can watch footage and read about the events.

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Sticky Notes of the Future?
Researchers have developed electronic sticky notes made of solar cells!

Soft Robotics and Artificial Muscles
The Reconfigurable Robotics Lab at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne is working on tubular muscles that mimics muscles.

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