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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3D Tensegrity Objects

On the heels of an already-impressive evolution in 3D printing technology, a Georgia Tech research team is using the Tensegrity method to shape-shift 3D objects from their flattened version to their real-world size. Designed to maximize space on NASA shuttle missions, the team uses hot water at 149-degrees to initiate the transformation from collapsed structure […]

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Sana Sleep Goggles

Whether it’s the Sense by Hello, the Gravity blanket, the ZEEQ Smart Pillow, or Kello Labs’ smart alarm clock, tech startups have begun designing prototypes focused on improving everyone’s sleeping patterns. The latest: Sana Health’s smart sleep goggles. With a promise of a restful night’s sleep after ten minutes, Sana’s state-of-the-art device uses audio-visual stimulation […]

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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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With four pods already built and database scans growing at approximately 70% per month, Estonia’s Wolfprint 3D wants to commercialize body scanning. Backed by $500K in crowd funding seed money, Wolfprint hopes its egg-shaped 3D scanning pod called Luna penetrates the virtual reality/augmented reality market that is estimated to reach $120 billion by 2020.

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Featured in a recent TechCrunch article, Volkswagen has unveiled a new self-driving electric vehicle (EV) concept car at the Paris Motor show. VW’s EV prototype will be on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit from January 8th-22nd.

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With the Augmented Reality (AR) industry estimated to reach $90 billion in 2020, consumer technology experts are asking, “What’s next?” What happens when we move beyond humanoid robots, like JIBO, that rely on voice recognition and hand gestures to help us turn on our Phillips Hue lights or give us the latest weather report? What’s […]

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Lilium Aviation has unveiled its VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) prototype and has backing from Atomico – a European venture capital firm. Lilium, just like Uber, Google, Airbus, and EHang, is now waiting on the ever-so-important safety and regulatory stamp of approval before bringing its flying car to the consumer marketplace.

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