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Carlo Ratti designs driverless robotic bar called Guido

February 10th, 2019 at 3:39 am » Comments Off

  Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed his concept for an autonomous robotic cafe and bar that would make on-demand cocktails for city-dwellers wherever they are. The driverless drinks cart, called Guido, has a unit with two mechanical arms – one for shaking and stirring and another for pouring and serving – that can accurately […]



Stop & Shop is testing self-driving mini grocery stores

February 9th, 2019 at 2:51 am » Comments Off

  Grocery store chain Stop & Shop announced today that it will begin testing driverless grocery vehicles in Boston starting this spring, combining the hype of autonomous delivery cars, cashier-less stores, and meal kits into one experimental pilot. The launch is part of a partnership with San Francisco-based startup Robomart, whose vehicles will cart around […]



The road to seamless urban mobility

February 8th, 2019 at 2:07 am » Comments Off

  Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse? The age of modern transit began in 1863, when the first underground railway began rolling in central London. The line was short and smoky, and nothing like it had ever been seen before. But it worked, and cities around the world began to […]



AI won’t take your job, people will

February 8th, 2019 at 1:49 am » Comments Off

  AI, specifically “augmented intelligence,” is going to have both an awesome and an unfortunate impact on our posterity. Let’s explore one possible way AI may impact the future of work, and how it may dramatically change how we train our workforce.



iRobot unveils Terra, a Roomba lawn mower

February 6th, 2019 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

  iRobot is best known for making vacuum cleaner robots: the infamous Roomba lineup. But the company also makes mopping robots (Braava lineup), pool cleaning robots (Mirra lineup), a bot to help clean gutters, and even programmable robots (Create lineup). So, what’s next for your home? A lawn mower robot. Queue the “get off my […]



Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Over the course of the last year, Amazon began rolling out a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites. From the looks of it, the Robotic Tech Vest is really more like a pair of suspenders attached to an electronic utility belt. The Amazon Robotics-designed product was created to keep workers safe when they need […]



Amazon has made its own autonomous six-wheeled delivery robot

February 1st, 2019 at 1:28 am » Comments Off

Amazon is entering the robot delivery game with an electric hamper on wheels it’s calling the Amazon Scout. The e-commerce giant is the latest company to try its hand at this sort of automated, last-mile delivery solution, following a crop of startups, as well as experiments by larger firms like Domino’s Pizza and PepsiCo. Details […]



Boeing’s flying car has taken off

January 31st, 2019 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

Boeing’s Driverless Flying Taxi Completes Test Flight. A Boeing Co. flying car designed to whisk passengers over congested city streets and dodge skyscrapers completed its first test flight on Tuesday, offering a peek into the future of urban transportation the aerospace giant and others are seeking to shape. A prototype of its autonomous passenger air […]



Amazon Go, one year old, has attracted a lot of cashierless imitators

January 30th, 2019 at 4:05 pm » Comments Off

  Mighty AI spent much of its first five years building software that helps self-driving cars recognize real-world objects. The Seattle startup went so far as to open a Detroit office to cozy up to the auto industry. Then last February, Mighty AI’s sales team received an unusual request: Instead of identifying pedestrians and cars, […]



Hyundai and Kia unveil driverless car-charging and parking concept

January 28th, 2019 at 1:42 pm » Comments Off

The companies intend to launch this technology when electric vehicles reach level 4 autonomy, which is expected around 2025. — Hyundai This week Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation shared a video outlining the features of EV wireless charging and automated valet parking concept systems that could park your car without you or any […]



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