The FDA has given a regulatory green light to the first device that reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Today we saw the first glimpse of Softbank’s influence on Boston Dynamics. Softbank acquired Boston Dynamics in June 2017 for an undisclosed sum.
BERT BRAUTIGAM IS sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice assistants like Google’s phone AI or Amazon’s Alexa.
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.
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.
R2-D2 MAY SEEM like a blast to hang out with, but in real-life, robots are rarely social butterflies.
As part of Apple’s latest product update, the capabilities of its Watch have been expanded to offer more health tracking, including the potentially life-saving ability to detect heart irregularities.
As foreshadowed in October, a new version of the Aibo robot dog is available for pre-ordering in Japan, with units to begin shipping on January 11.
Jim Harper reckons he can train your smartphone to recognise when you are ill. With a little more time, he believes he could teach it to detect any early signs of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s — simply from the tone of someone’s voice
Artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bone, a senior inventor at IBM has forecast.
From music and books to telephones and taxis, Silicon Valley companies have upended countless products and markets over the years.