Uber drivers at the company’s inspection lot near Mission Bay in San Francisco will be met with a rather strange sight: a five-foot-tall, white, egg-shaped robot wheeling around the lot, on the look-out for trouble. This robot will be putting a few people out of a job soon.
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Since the beginning of the “machine age”, humans have envisioned a time where machines became intelligent. In most science fiction, there is an apocalyptic tone in which the machines determine that humans are an inefficient use of resources and seek to destroy us. Whether 2001: A Space Odyssey, Terminator or iRobot, books and movies have […]
Industrial robots used to be big, unwieldy, and dangerous. Now new “human-safe” robots are commonplace on automotive lines, working right next to people. These robots are awkward coworkers; they coexist with us but do not meaningfully collaborate. They often need to be explicitly told how to be helpful or when to stay out of the way […]
Ready to take your kitchen to the next level? Moley Robotics brings to you the world’s first Robotic Kitchen featuring oven, hob, sink and two dexterous robotic arms that allow it to cook with the skill and flair of a master chef. You won’t view cooking the same ever again.
Foxconn, Apple’s favorite manufacturer, was replacing 60,000 of its workers with robots. Everyone from the BBC to Apple fan sites soon reported the ground-shifting news. However, there was just one problem: It was mostly false.
There’s one big problem with trying to capture virtual reality video while moving – humans. Even if you have stabilizing gear, the person carrying the camera will still limit what and how you shoot. Double Robotics has an answer to that: its newly-launched 360 Camera Dolly robot transforms the company’s telepresence bot into a remotely controlled, silent VR camera rig. If […]
Drones are the new hotness in the gadget world and no one makes better drones than DJI. But while DJI’s Phantom 4 is both super smart and easy to control, it’s nowhere near as easy to carry around as the Dobby selfie drone.
The 3D printing pancake robot you’ve been waiting for is now on the market. PancakeBot retails for a cool $299.98 on Amazon. A bit expensive, yes, but can a traditional skillet cook up a pancake breakfast in the shape of Steve Wozniak’s head?
Asus may be best known as the maker of laptops and phones, but on Monday it unveiled a fairly low-cost robot that can help with heathcare and controlling the smart home. It also unveiled new laptops and phones.
The artificial intelligence (A.I.) battle has been heating up. IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google all continuously release impressive technologies in the space that are capturing the minds of developers and customers. From a market standpoint, A.I. is positioned to become a pillar of the next generation of software technologies. We can expect all those […]