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Uber parking lot patrol robot is cheaper than a security guard

July 21st, 2016 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

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.



Machines want your job

July 5th, 2016 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

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 […]



Robots learn complex tasks just by watching humans do them

July 1st, 2016 at 2:26 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



Moley Robotics is revolutionizing kitchens around the world

June 21st, 2016 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

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.



China’s robot problem

June 20th, 2016 at 4:21 pm » Comments Off

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.



Double Robotics turns its robot into a VR rig

June 8th, 2016 at 5:28 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



This palm-sized ‘selfie drone’ fits in your pocket

June 6th, 2016 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

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.



3D printing pancake robots

June 3rd, 2016 at 2:02 pm » Comments Off

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?



Zenbo – Asus’s $599 Home Robot

June 1st, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

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 race to monetize artificial intelligence has begun

June 1st, 2016 at 9:01 am » Comments Off

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 […]



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