Dutch startup Monumental is using robots to lay bricks

Few categories are as ripe for automation-fueled disruption as construction. The industry is valued at around $2 trillion a year, in the U.S. alone. Much of that work is strenuous, repetitive and sometimes dangerous — precisely the sorts of problems industrial robotics are built to solve. The other thing construction brings is a wide range … Read more

Belgian minister quits after ‘monumental error’ let Tunisian shooter slip through extradition net

BRUSSELS — Belgium’s justice minister resigned on Friday over what he described as a “monumental error” after it was discovered that Tunisia was seeking the extradition last year of an Islamic extremist who shot dead two Swedes and wounded a third this week. Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne said that he and his services had … Read more

Northern Eire police launch officers’ names in ‘monumental’ breach

Touch upon this storyComment LONDON — Police in Northern Eire have apologized for mistakenly leaking private particulars of all their officers within the province, the place safety forces traditionally have been focused for assassination. The Police Service of Northern Eire was responding to a Freedom of Data request when a staffer gave the surnames, initials, … Read more