The humble Mitsubishi Mirage has none of the hallmarks of a futuristic, environmentally friendly car. It is fuelled by petrol, runs on an internal combustion engine and spews exhaust emissions through a tailpipe.Read more
Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles.Read more
After three long years, the Jibo social robot is now available for the public to buy for $899. Starting in September 2017, Boston-based Jibo has shipped more than 2,500 units to its 2014 Indiegogo backers. The robots purchased by the public will start shipping on November 7, 2017.
Jibo is similar to other personal assistants in that it can tell you the weather, look up recipes, tell you jokes and answer trivia. But what sets Jibo apart from the competition is its personality and ability to engage with its people. Jibo wants to be your companion, more than anything. And it’s obvious the Jibo team has and will continue to invest a ton of development time into the robots’ personality.
Jibo sits on a three-axis motor that enables it to turn towards the person it’s engaging with. Jibo is also a lot cuter than an Amazon Echo or Google Home and, thanks to face and voice recognition, Jibo can learn and recognize up to 15 people.Read more
AIs might not know much about art, but they can easily tell apart one style from the other — even when they’re terribly similar.Read more
Something that often bothers me about sci-fi is the loner inventor trope. A guy in a garage builds a robot, or AI, or frequently both that are somehow decades beyond the technology of his day.Read more
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is an Internet of Things (IoT) device that allows you to see who is at the door — whether you’re at home or not.Read more
This month’s release by Apple of the iPhone X with FaceID begins the first wave of consumer products designed from the ground up for continuous awareness of space, place and face.Read more
ROBOTS have been giving surgeons a helping hand for years. In 2016 there were about 4,000 of them scattered around the world’s hospitals.Read more
WHEN YOU THINK of automation, you probably think of the assembly line – a dance of robot arms. But that’s child’s play.Read more
TESLA JUST KEEPS making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck.Read more
Happy Birthday to the Robot Operating System (ROS), which turned 10 years old last week! ROS, of course, is a collection of software tools and libraries used by robot programmers for developing applications.Read more