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June 29, 2018

From Robots to IT: How One FIRST Mentor Got a New Job at FedEx

When a FIRST Mentor saw FedEx robots in action at FIRST Championship, he was intrigued...and before long he found himself with a new job as a FedEx software developer.

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May 30, 2018

Half a Million Miles to the Moon & Back: Apollo 11’s Anniversary Tour

The historic capsule that carried astronauts to & from the Moon in 1969 is on a nationwide tour. This time it's traveling via FedEx instead of on top of a rocket.

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May 29, 2018

Tech Minutes: Blockchain, FedEx, and the Future

How is the turkey on your dinner table connected to data security and chain of custody? Join Don Tapscott and FedEx CIO Rob Carter to see how Blockchain is transforming the internet of the future.

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May 21, 2018

Inside the Boeing 777F EcoDemonstrator Plane

The Boeing 777F EcoDemonstrator is equipped with lasers, cameras, flies on 100% biofuel, and has a cargo bay outfitted with rows of computer test stations.Go behind the scenes in remote northern Montana as Boeing tests 35 new technologies on a FedEx 777F plane.

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March 19, 2018

Autonomous Tuggers Pull Their Weight in FedEx Hub

Autonomous, or driverless, tuggers are being used by FedEx Ground to transport bulky packages through hub facilities. The tuggers know the shape of the building and are packed with sensors. These large e-commerce deliveries (trampolines, exercise equipment, canoes, etc) represent the fastest growing portion of FedEx Ground package volume, currently about 10% of total volume.

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February 6, 2018

Trailer Technology: Geofences, Solar-Powered GPS Tags, and Yard Management

How do the thousands of vehicles operating in the FedEx Ground network get to where they need to be at the proper time so packages move most efficiently across the country? It’s complicated and much like a high-tech jigsaw puzzle, where each piece affects another, but with the right blend of people and technology, it

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July 24, 2017

Botswana Students Learn Coding in Two Weeks, Turn Box Into Bot

Kamogelo and Robin live in Ramotswa, a small village outside of Gaberone, the capital of Botswana. This spring, in only two weeks, they taught themselves computer programming. Their lofty goal? Take a 42-pound box filled with robot parts and turn it into a remote-controlled robot to compete against other teams from around the world. FedEx

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June 5, 2017

Why the U.S. Needs Air Traffic Control Reform

Earlier today I joined industry leaders and policymakers at the White House to celebrate the announcement of the new Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative. During this event, leaders emphasized that we must deploy new technology, modernize procedures, add capacity, and increase productivity in order to meet future anticipated demand, maintain our global leadership in safety,

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