“Aglio Kim”, a trolley-like robot which uses artificial intelligence (A.I.), is serving food to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, in order to minimise human contact and ensure social distancing.
Shortly after customers order through a touch-screen on the table, the 1.25-meter-tall robot, developed by South Korean telecoms company KT Corp, brings the food and uses its visual SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) capabilities to avoid obstacles and navigate around customers.
The robot can deliver food to up to four tables at once, KT’s AI Platform Business Team leader Lee Young-jin told Reuters.
The A.I. robot is equipped with food trays which can carry up to 30 kilograms and an LCD screen and speaker that communicate in both Korean and English.
“Customers found the robot serving quite unique and interesting, and also felt safe from the coronavirus,” said Lee Young-ho, a manager at the Mad for Garlic restaurant which has tested the robot this month.
From Monday, restaurants and cafes in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area are allowed to open after 9 p.m., but must leave two metres between tables and record patrons’ names and contact details.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 106 new coronavirus cases as of Monday, bringing its total number of infections to 22,391 with 367 deaths.
KT said that they aim to supply more robots for restaurants this year and will unveil a second model with A.I. voice recognition technology early next year.
The joint flights of aircraft of the Azerbaijani and Turkish Air Forces were carried out over Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan city on September 15 on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the liberation of Baku, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
The first stage of the joint Azerbaijani-Turkish exercises “Unshakable Brotherhood-2020” held earlier and the flights organized today testify to the brotherhood and military unity between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Commander of the Separate Combined Army, Colonel-General Kerem Mustafayev, Head of the Nakhchivan City Executive Power, Mirsanani Seyidov, Representative of the Military Attache of the Turkish Armed Forces in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Mustafa Gunhan, representatives of the Azerbaijani and Turkish Armed Forces visited the Alley of Martyrs, the monument in honor of the Turkish martyrs Ana Harayi in Nakhchivan.
Combat helicopters demonstrated the state flags of Azerbaijan and Turkey in the sky of Nakhchivan.
The preliminary list of sports in the III European Games program to be held in 2023 in Krakow and Malopolye, Poland, has been announced.
According to Report, the European Olympic Committee (EOC) and the Polish delegation reached the agreement at a Rome, Italy meeting.
The main criteria in determining the final list of sports were whether they have the European Championship status or a license for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. A similar condition will be set during the final talks with each of the relevant European sports federations.
Preliminary list of sports included in the program of the III European Games:
Canoe (ski and canoe, canoe slalom)
Cycling (BMX, highway)
Jumping from a trampoline (summer)
Volleyball (beach volleyball, volleyball)
The first European Games took place in Baku in 2015, and the second European Games in Minsk, Belarus.
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense has prepared video footage about combat units serving on the front line, according to Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.
The video footage demonstrates the combat readiness of Azerbaijani servicemen, the conditions in the military bases, daily preparatory training of soldiers and officers.
The servicemen serving on the front line report that they are completely ready for battle and protect the country with a sense of pride.
The video footage also shows the conditions in which soldiers live and serve in the front-line zone.
Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira is officially the Guinness World Record holder for an enormous wave surfed – unlimited, for a female. The previous record-holder? Maya Gabeira. That’s right, the 33-year-old broke her record by five and a half feet, surfing a 73.5-foot wave (22.4 meters).
She broke the record on February 11, 2020, at the inaugural WSL Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge event in Praia do Norte, Portugal, but Guinness World Record announced it on Thursday. She set the old record at Praia do Norte, Portugal, in 2018.
“The wave was pretty special although it was terrifying as well!” is how Gabeira described the moment to Guinness World Records.
Teams from the University of Southern California, WaveCo Science Team, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography all had to study the footage to get an accurate reading on how big it was. That helps explain why it took months to validate the record. They used coordinates, scientific calculations, and referencing the surfer’s height and board length to determine the wave’s size.
Not only did Gabeira break the world record, but The World Surf League also named her the winner of the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award for her ride at Praia do Norte. Gabeira started surfing professionally at 17-years-old. In 2009 she won the ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete.
During the discussion of the issue “tensions on Armenia-Azerbaijan border” at the meeting of the PACE’s Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, MP Tural Ganjaliyev spoke about the attempt by Armenia to occupy the Tovuz district of Azerbaijan in July 2020.
The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey has created a documentary titled “One Nation, Two States”, which is dedicated to the Azerbaijani-Turkish brotherhood.
Fahrettin Altun, Communications Director of the Republic of Turkey shared this information on his Twitter account.
The documentary speaks of the events in Tovuz, the current economic and political relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan, as well as Armenia’s aggression policy against Azerbaijan.
The building of modern military welfare facilities was completed and handed for exploitation to Combined Arms Army units’ servicemen serving under difficult mountainous conditions, where each defensive position turned into an impregnable fortress. Created modern conditions are undoubtedly the result of the unity of people and army, state care, as well as exemplary service, according to Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.
Frontline zone servicemen are distinguished by higher vigilance and professionalism. Along with combat duty, our soldiers, each of whom is an invincible defender of the Motherland, are able to conduct the most complicated combat missions.
As part of winter preparations, considering more severe weather on the high peaks where eagles live, warm clothes, Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants (POL), potable water, food, and all other necessary supplies are firstly provided to the units of the first echelon. Soldiers, inspired by state care and unity of people and army, also provided with warm clothing and high-quality food in military facilities with all conditions, stand to defend the Motherland as professional fighters.
The state’s concern for its servicemen is an integral part of the army development. All soldiers try to justify this attention and trust by achieving high combat skills.
As its seen, a solid foundation of unity of the state, army, and people has been laid in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. As a consequence of all these efforts, the combat spirit of the servicemen, feeling the support of the state and the people, is growing day by day, and our homeland is reliably protected.
On the next day of the competition, Azerbaijani tank crews participating in the “Tank Biathlon” contest, which is held as part of the International Army Games-2020, took part in the Individual Race of the tournament.
Azerbaijani tank crews have demonstrated their skills in competitions with tankmen from China, Belarus, and Serbia in its group.
According to the terms of the contest, our tankmen have destroyed three targets with accurate fire, and covering the distance along the route in a short time, reached the semifinals.
The Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers is holding a coronavirus press briefing.
Assistant to the president of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Affairs Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Hikmet Hajiyev, Chairman of the Medical-Scientific Committee under the Board of TABIB, Akif Gurbanov and TABIB department head Yagut Garayeva attend the press briefing.
Watch the briefing below:
The work of Azerbaijan’s artists will ornament the facade of the Vatican embassy in Ukraine, Ilgar Rasulzadeh, a young network master, told Report’s north-west bureau.
According to him, the network is ready to be sent to Europe. It is 6 m high and 1.5 m wide and consists of 8 parts. The artist used 6,000 pieces of glass and wood, and national motifs.
Rasulzadeh prepared the work together with his father, famous network master Tofig Rasulov.
The relevant documents are being prepared to send the work to Ukraine. The Vatican has ordered a truck to deliver the handicrafts of Sheki artists safely. Three artists, including Tofig Rasulov, will leave to Kyiv to set up the network.
Within the framework of the large-scale joint Azerbaijani-Turkish combat shooting and tactical flight training in Nakhchivan, the commanders of the two brotherly countries’ units share their experiences, Report says.
Computer exercises are being held at the Simulation Center of the Nakhchivan Garrison to improve the command staff’s skills and habits to make decisions in a short time following the tactical conditions and report to the higher headquarters, deliver to subordinates and organize combat.
During the exercises, the commanders perform tasks such as taking advantage of the area’s terrain to ensure the underground movement of units, fire in limited conditions, and control units.
Gurgen Alaverdyan, commander of the Armenian sabotage group, detained on August 23 while trying to commit a provocation in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Goranboy district, provided detailed information about himself and told about the attempted provocation.
Alaverdyan admitted that he serves in the Armed Forces of Armenia and that he was tasked to penetrate the territory of Azerbaijan as part of an intelligence mission.
At about 05:45 (GMT+4) on August 23, the sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Armenian armed forces made an attempt to commit a provocation in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Goranboy district.
As a result of the decisive actions of the units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces stationed in this direction, the reconnaissance group of the Armenian armed forces was forced to retreat, incurring losses.
During the battle, the commander of the Armenian sabotage group, First Lieutenant Gurgen Alaverdyan (born in 1989) was captured.
For the first time in history, a parachutist jumped from an electric aircraft.
Report says, citing German publication WAZ, that the event took place in western Switzerland.
According to the information, Rafael Domyan jumped from a two-seater solar electric plane flying at an altitude of 1,520 meters.
During the jump, his free-fall speed reached 150 km / h.
On August 25, the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, Minister of Defense of Russia General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and other guests attended the opening ceremony of the “Sea Cup” international contest held at the base of the Naval Forces of Azerbaijan, the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
First, the guests, laying flowers at the monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev, erected in front of the headquarters of the Naval Forces, paid tribute to his memory.
The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Z. Hasanov welcomed the participants and guests of the ceremony and declared the “Sea Cup” international contest open.
Russian Defense Minister General of the Army S. Shoigu thanked for organizing the event at a high level.
Michigan State University researchers have created a miniature human heart model for the first time in the laboratory, complete with all primary heart cell types and a functioning structure of chambers and vascular tissue, Report says.
These mini hearts constitute incredibly powerful models for studying all kinds of cardiac disorders with a degree of precision unseen before,” said Aitor Aguirre, the study’s senior author and assistant professor of biomedical engineering at MSU’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering.
“Organoids — meaning resembling an organ — are self-assembling 3D cell constructs that recapitulate organ properties and structure to a significant extent,” said Yonatan Israeli, a graduate student in the Aguirre Lab and first author of the study.
The innovation deploys a bioengineering process that uses induced pluripotent stem cells – adult cells from a patient to trigger embryonic-like heart development in a dish – generating a functional mini heart after a few weeks. The stem cells are obtained from consenting adults and, therefore, free of ethical concerns.
“This process allows the stem cells to develop, basically as they would in an embryo, into the various cell types and structures present in the heart,” Aguirre said. “We give the cells the instructions, and they know what they have to do when all the appropriate conditions are met.”
Because the organoids followed the natural cardiac embryonic development process, the researchers studied, in real-time, the natural growth of an actual fetal human heart.
This technology allows for the creation of numerous hHOs simultaneously with relative ease, contrasting with existing tissue engineering approaches that are expensive, labor-intensive, and not readily scalable.
“Now, we can have the best of both worlds, a precise human model to study these diseases — a tiny human heart — without using fetal material or violating ethical principles. It constitutes a great step forward,” Aguirre said.