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July 17th, 2014 at 8:10 am

Jibo – the world’s first family robot for the price of a tablet

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Jibo

Jibo is the world’s first family robot. He can relate to you and will become part of your family. Jibo looks like a sleekly designed minimalist version of R2-D2. Jibo is stout with a big round glassy face and turns to greet you when you walk in the door. (Video)

 

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July 12th, 2014 at 8:10 am

Yura – a flying drone bartender that can make your favorite cocktail

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Yura

Herman Haydin, a student at the Kyiv National University Of Construction And Architecture in the Ukraine, has designed a robot bartender that comes in the form of a flying drone called the Yura.

 

 

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July 10th, 2014 at 10:46 am

Shadow’s robotic hand uses AI to grip any object

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Shadow’s Dexterous Hand

It’s not easy to build a robot that can compete with that astounding piece of machinery called the human hand.  But the UK company Shadow has a solid contender. And while its robotic hands imitate nature, why keep nature’s limitations? Shadow’s Dexterous Hand “sees” the shape of the object approaching it to help it determine how to hold it. (Video)

 

 

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July 9th, 2014 at 8:27 am

Advances in emotional computing will give businesses an unfair advantage

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Pepper will understand human emotions.

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced last week they have developed an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn’t that it will only cost $2,000, or that Pepper is intended to babysit your kids and work the registers at retail stores. What’s really remarkable is that Pepper is designed to understand and respond to human emotion.

 

 

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July 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am

The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America

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Futurist Thomas Frey: In March, when Facebook announced the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift, they not only put a giant stamp of approval on the technology, but they also triggered an instant demand for virtual reality designers, developers, and engineers.

 

 

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June 6th, 2014 at 8:51 am

Sanaria will use robots to mass produce a promising new malaria vaccine

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SporoBot would increase the speed of production 20 – 30 times over.

What if you had developed a vaccine for malaria that, in early trials, was 100% effective. But you couldn’t get the funding you needed to produce enough of the vaccine to market it because of political wrangling over the budget. What would you do? (Video)

 

 

 

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May 30th, 2014 at 11:40 am

Thanks to Google and Tesla, the first driverless cars will be electric

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Electric cars and robotic cars are moving to the market hand-in-hand.

Google’s new experimental fleet of robotic cars are electric. That’s important because as one of the leaders of developing the software and artificial intelligence that will move autonomous cars through the streets, Google is now also helping set the path for the hardware of the future industry, and it’s skewing that path toward electric vehicles.

 

 

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May 27th, 2014 at 9:06 am

Tody – a wall-climbing robot that will keep your house squeaky clean

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Tody is a squishy, four-limbed dust-busting robot cephalopod. If you hate those cobwebs that seemingly pop up overnight in your home’s hardest to reach corners, then you just might leap at the chance to get your hands on a house-dusting robot.

 

 

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May 12th, 2014 at 10:20 am

OutRunner is a six-legged robot that never uses more 2 legs at a time

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OutRunner

OutRunner is a six-legged bot that uses two sets of three legs to propel itself. The  footfalls are staggered to mimic how a biped runs, but mechanically it’s just spinning wheels to which the legs attach. If you have a smart enough algorithm it will not only remain upright but be steerable too. (Video)

 

 

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April 10th, 2014 at 8:58 am

BionicKangaroo – a robot that mimics the movements of kangaroos

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A team of engineers in Germany have completed work on a new robotic kangaroo that mimics the movements of the real-life flesh and blood kangaroos. (Video)

 

 

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