Starship’s Robots To Now Deliver Packages

The manufacturer of self-directed six-wheeled robots that lug groceries or even a hot meal directly to your house, Starship Technologies, is branching out into the package delivery sector. The firm this week announced that residents in the UK at Milton Keynes can have their packages delivered by little robots of Starship. The initiative will also launch by the end of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Starship’s Robots To Now Deliver Packages

To do this, users will have to direct their goods to a Starship sorting plant. Once there, users can schedule a delivery or call their package with a few clicks on the firm’s application. Next, one of the robots from Starship will roll down the sidewalk with the parcel kept within its frame. The robots can navigate around humans, cross intersections, stop & wait for people to get out of the path, and their progress is personally observed by remote workers to make sure everything goes correct and discourage theft.

On a related note, a freshly-rolled out restaurant in the Nepalese capital is employing robots as waiters below the “where food meets technology” slogan. The Naulo Restaurant works with the assistance of 5 robots, of which 2 are named Ferry and 3 are named Ginger. These robots are manufactured and designed by Paaila Technology, a Nepali firm founded by 6 young engineers, specializing in AI (artificial intelligence) technology and robotics, claimed the media.

“Naulo is the first modernized robotic hotel not only in Nepal, but also in South Asia. We think that our robot is one of the most enhanced service bots in the globe that is very simple to operate and user friendly,” claimed CEO of Naulo Restaurant and Paaila Technology, Binay Raut, to the media in an interview. The restaurant has a menu integrated on tables in digital screens from where orders can be given straightly to the kitchen and then served by robots.

Molecular Switch Responsible For Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is one of the conditions that can’t be cured. In fact, for a long time the scientists have been studying the mechanism to identify the reason that leads to the occurrence of the ailment. This is an ailment caused due to the loss of cells that produce dopamine in the brain. This is a chemical that controls the motor function of the brain. Therefore, with the increasing severity of the ailment, the movement and other related activities get affected. Also, the movement eventually ceases as the dopamine cells die with the passing time.

Molecular Switch Responsible For Parkinson’s Disease

Now, the scientists have confirmed that the protective cell mechanism in the brains of the people affected with Parkinson’s disease can be damaged. This condition worsens over time, which imposes difficulty in walking and talking. Also, the people who are diagnosed with this ailment may also affect sleep, behavior, memory, thinking capability, and depict several other symptoms like depression and fatigue. In most of the cases of the Parkinson’s disease, the roots can be stretched back to the gene mutations.

This mechanism is crucial for the brain’s health as it safeguards the cells from the susceptibility of faulty mitochondria, which are the power units that produce energy.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are visible after the age of 60 years but in 5% to 10% of the affected people, the symptoms start to show as early as 50 years.

Around 60,000 people in the United States are affected with Parkinson’s disease every year and about 1 million people are speculated to survive with this ailment by 2020.

The scientists have not been able to identify the prime reason that causes the loss of the dopamine cells. However, they have now concluded that the ailment is the resultant of the factors related to the ambiance and genes.