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The Übermensch is a concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. In his 1883 novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra , Nietzsche has his character Zarathustra posit the Übermensch as a goal for humanity to set for itself. Since this is a work of fiction, the utterances Nietzsche assigns to Zarathustra are not immediately discernible from his own thoughts and writings. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SEAC-1-2014 | Award Amount: 1.63M | Year: 2015

Many children lose their natural curiosity for how things function and interrelate to each other along the way into their lives as young adults. The Educational Robotics for STEM (ER4STEM) project aims to turn curious young children into young adults passionate about science and technology with a hands-on use case: robotics. The domain of robotics represents a multidisciplinary and highly innovative field encompassing physics, maths, informatics and even industrial design as well as social sciences. Moreover, due to various application domains, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurial skills are required for the design, programming and innovative exploitation of robots and robotic services. Children are fascinated by such autonomous machines. This fascination and the variety of fields and topics covered make robotics a powerful idea to engage with. Young girls as well as boys can easily connect robots to their personal interests and share their ideas through these tangible artefacts. ER4STEM will refine, unify and enhance current European approaches to STEM education through robotics in one open operational and conceptual framework. The concept is founded on three important pillars of constructionism: 1. engaging with powerful ideas, 2. building on personal interests, and 3. learning through making (or presenting ideas with tangible artefacts). The ER4STEM framework will coherently offer students aged 7 to 18 as well as their educators different perspectives and approaches to find their interests and strengths in robotics to pursue STEM careers through robotics and semi-autonomous smart devices. At the same time students will learn about technology (e.g. circuits), about a domain (e.g. math) and acquire skills (e.g. collaborating, coding). Innovative approaches will be developed to achieve an integrated and consistent concept that picks children up at different ages, beginning in primary school and accompany them until graduation from secondary school.


A system and method for determining location information using a location data point provided by a computing device is described. A location data point is received by a system from a client computing device. The system determines whether the location data point is within a predefined region from a plurality of predefined regions configured by a user of the system. If the location data point is within a predefined region, location information corresponding to the predefined region is transmitted to the client device. If the location data point is not within a predefined region, one or more third-party reverse geocoding services can be used that translates the location data point to a street address.


A system and method of classifying a driver as being capable of providing transport services are described. The system can receive information indicating that a driver is available to provide transport services from the drivers device. The system can cause the service application to display a prompt instructing the driver to perform a task. In response to detecting completion of the task based, at least in part, on location information about the drivers device, the system can classify the driver as being capable of providing transport services so that the service application can be enabled to receive an invitation for providing a transport service from the system.


A plurality of user accounts can be stored in a memory resource accessible by a computing device. A request for an on-demand service can be received at the computing device from a service application operating on a user device. The user device is associated with a first user account of the plurality of user accounts. The computing device can determine that the first user account is associated with a potentially fraudulent user. In response to determining that the first user account is associated with a potentially fraudulent user, the computing device can cause the service application to display a prompt instructing a user operating the user device to scan or capture an image of a payment card using a camera of the user device.


A system and method of arranging a transport service for a user is described. The system determines a first estimated time of arrival (ETA) of a user to a specified location data point based, at least in part, on a position of a user device operated by the user. The system also determines a second ETA of a vehicle of a set of vehicles to the specified location data point. When the first ETA and the second ETA are within a predetermined amount of time of each other, the system can select a driver to provide a transport service for the user based, at least in part, on the specified location data point.

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