Interactive designer Alexia Léchot has built a delta robot with a ‘personality’ that interacts with humans through iPads. Deltu uses three moving arms, a couple Unity3d applications, and Arduino to play simple mimicking games.
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It used to be that the dream of an iPhone developer was to get an app in front of every user, but now with saturation of the app market and the demands of technological growth, bot stores are becoming the new fad. Chatbots are text based services that let users complete tasks such as checking news, […]
What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls […]
Leaders reach their positions by mastering yesterday’s and today’s business. Almost by definition, they don’t have first-hand experience with a disruptive shift in their market when they encounter it. A lack of intuition around the new and different can at best slow progress and at worst lead to serious strategic missteps. NOTE: For those wanting […]
Business-oriented virtual digital assistants (VDA’s) have the potential to help relieve employees from mundane and time-consuming tasks. Digital assistants have the ability to positively impact lives using what market intelligence firm Tractica describes as “the fusion of speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and artificial intelligence (AI) and hold the potential to have a transformative impact […]
In recent months, there have been a lot of changes to the mobile platform landscape. Innovative reimaginings of the way we connect with the world, new products and undeniably out-of-the-box features have made it an exciting time for consumers and the industry alike. But these big, bold changes have also created some uncertainty (and even […]
Benedict Evans, a veteran mobile industry analyst turned venture capitalist, tweeted a chart on September 3, 2015, showing how traditional TV is losing its share of screen to smartphones and tablets. While Evans’ chart was not the first chart to alarm the cable industry, its timing was particularly interesting, as it came exactly a week before Apple’s […]
If you could see the invisible world around us you would see it ripples with information as the radio waves pulse around us and an electromagnetic tide washes over everything.
Your average wearable is good at conveying information – fitness trackers, email-alert rings, bracelets that tell you how much sun you’ve gotten - but not much more.
Click to enlarge Surprisingly there are a wealth (both in quantity and value) of markets that are investigating the value of wearables in the enterprise, with a rich ecosystem of devices, a plethora of uses.