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At this year’s Hot Chips, Microsoft introduced Project Brainwave, their deep learning acceleration platform. This new high-speed and ultra low-latency system is designed for real-time artificial intelligence (AI). The codenamed platform allows developers to deploy numerous deep learning models onto field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The result is a performance level vastly exceeding that of a […]

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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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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 era of food automation is upon us and Silicon Valley startups are taking notice. The latest unveiling: Sally the Salad Robot. Capable of making 1,000 different salads in about 60 seconds using 21 different ingredients, Sally is the product of robotics startup Chowbotics. With a mission to provide healthy eating options to busy professionals […]

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Imagine for just a second that you’re a Farmer and it’s harvest season – the busiest, most labor intensive part of the year. But instead of waking up at the crack of dawn anticipating a day of back-breaking work in the fields, you instead pull open your laptop and monitor your fleet of autonomous tractors […]

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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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Whether it’s a crime-fighting android in Dubai or the public defender robot in Australia, artificial intelligence is beginning to evolve and find its home inside humanoids across the globe. The most recent innovation in robotics comes from Shanghai. Jia-Jia is a life-like, super-intuitive humanoid created by a team of engineers at the University of Science […]

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Healthcare, whether it’s analyzing electronic health records (EHR’s) or providing in-home rehabilitation for elders, seems to be the perfect domain for artificial intelligence. According to a recent article published in the International Business Times, Stanford University experts have predicted advancements in AI and analyzed their inevitable impact on North America by the year 2030. The […]

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