Disney Study Makes Kid-Robot Bond More Realistic

Disney is set out to make kid-robot interactions more realistic. Predicting that someday our children will be raised by robots, the entertainment giant created a three-part storytelling study analyzing the interactions with a robot named Piper. In a world where some of the Best Smart Toys use state-of-the-art machine learning technology to engage our children, […]

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Anki Cozmo Gets an All-New Coding Upgrade

Whether it’s the KOOV coding kit by Sony Global Education, the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox, or the Anki Cozmo programming robot, parents have a wide selection of engaging smart toys designed to introduce their children to basics programming language. With most of the smart toys coming with intuitive apps and SDK platforms, revolutionary robots like […]

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Self-Driving AI Clinic

Depending upon where you’re located in the U.S., the ability to access affordable outpatient healthcare is becoming increasingly more challenging. Whether it’s limited clinician availability, expensive insurance premiums, or simply remote locations too difficult for some to access, there needs to be an easier way to provide patients with basic healthcare.

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UC Berkeley's DexNet Robot

Commercialized robots, whether they’re being used in Amazon shipping warehouses or Tesla giga-factories, still have trouble picking up irregularly shaped objects. Robotic arms are typically relegated to moving cargo of similar size and have yet to require the skills to pick up oddly-shaped objects like shoes, open boxes, furniture, or recreational equipment. Until now, that […]

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The newest VTOL concept just hit the Heli-Expo in Dallas and it’s impressive. For the first time ever, Textron’s subsidiary company Bell Helicopter is developing a rotorcraft called the FCX-001. With a hybrid propulsion system and an airframe built from sustainable materials, the Bell FCX-001 is poised to revolutionize the aeronautics industry.

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Whether it’s Flippy – the robotic cook designed by Miso Robotics in Pasadena, California or Gordon – the Café X robotic barista in San Francisco – the hospitality industry is starting to incorporate computer vision and deep learning into their operations. The end result: reduced costs and improved quality assurance.

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According to a recent Grandview Research Study, the physical security market is expected to reach $110 billion in annual revenue by 2020. Whether it’s a high-tech corporate park, data center, school, or shopping center, there’s a growing need to support security teams responsible for keeping a watchful eye on every inch of the property being […]

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Cafe X, Robotic Cafe,

Just imagine this scenario: you wake up, log into your smartphone app, order a medium Americano with milk, whip down to the local café on the way to work, punch in your four-digit code, and a robot brews the perfect morning cup of coffee without skipping a beat in your morning routine. Café X – […]

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Already crowned a finalist in Qualcomm’s new XPRIZE competition, Cloud DX is poised to revolutionize personal medical care with its tricorder diagnostic device. Cloud DX, short for Cloud Diagnostics, uses giant magnetic resistance technology to measure almost any disease or condition for just a few dollars and 15 minutes of the user’s time.

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