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Robot sculptors are hijacking galleries all around the world

July 26th, 2017 at 8:22 am » Comments Off

Two weeks ago, in an industrial shed in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, a team of engineers installed a large, orange robot arm. It was a standard industrial robot arm, but it was not going to be used for standard purposes. The robot’s job would be to carve moulds for the casting of large-scale, metal […]



A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology

July 14th, 2017 at 9:09 pm » Comments Off

Counterfeit products are a huge problem – from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives.



Biometric ring to replace your passwords, cards and keys

June 29th, 2017 at 5:00 am » Comments Off

Smart rings aren’t a new idea: There are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, until Token hits the market. It’s a biometric ring that can be used to open house doors, start […]



Will A.I. and machine learning make everyone a musician?

June 21st, 2017 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Music and other live performance art has always been at the cutting edge of technology so it’s no surprise that artificial intelligence and machine learning are pushing its boundaries. As AI’s ability to manage key elements of the creative process continue to evolve, should artists be worried about the machines taking over? Probably not, says […]



Solving the housing crisis with cheap backyard ‘granny flats’

June 6th, 2017 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

A startup out of Los Angeles, California, wants to bring small, pre-fabricated living spaces into the backyards of the country’s hottest real estate markets. The homes range in size from 300 to 1,200 square feet — but don’t call them tiny homes.



8 Tech trends that will shape the future Of fashion in 2017

December 29th, 2016 at 8:28 pm » Comments Off

The fashion industry – from your department store to your luxury boutique – is undergoing significant change at the hands of the digital revolution. That’s not new in concept. Neither, mind you, is talking about things like artificial intelligence, virtual reality or blockchain as emerging technologies.



AI to compose an original Rembrandt painting

December 1st, 2016 at 9:58 pm » Comments Off

Earlier this year there was an unprecedented collaboration between ING, Microsoft and TU Delft, with the willing participation of Dutch museums Mauritshuis and Rembrandthuis, to teach an artificial intelligence to paint a Rembrandt.



Wall-Crawling Robots Could Weave A Room For You

August 19th, 2016 at 7:17 am » Comments Off

Last May, researchers at ICD Stuttgart revealed the Elytra Filament Pavilion—a vast, carbon fiber structure woven with the industrial arm of a modified Kuka robot. Now, in a thesis project led by Maria Yablonina, the same lab has managed to shrink the scale, from massive industrial-line robots, to a pair of drones that can crawl up your wall […]



MIT creates a video you can reach out and touch

August 17th, 2016 at 7:23 am » Comments Off

Strictly speaking, video isn’t an interactive medium, but a new research project from MIT aims to change that: The school’s CSAIL lab has come up with a technique through which viewers can reach out and “touch” objects in videos, manipulating them directly to achieve effects similar to what you’d expect if you were actually touching […]



The biggest Product Design trends set for 2016

June 16th, 2016 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Winners of Inc.’s Iconic Design Awards come from all varieties of categories this year, including toys, sportswear, environment-saving home goods, and more. However they all share one key quality: they nail what customers want now.



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