The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store is open to the public Seattle — letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp.
Scientists at MIT have developed a flexible sensor that patients can swallow. The sensor sticks to the stomach wall and can relay information about stomach peristalsis.
MORE THAN ANY other benefit, self-driving vehicles promise to save lives. Cutting out the human error that causes 90 percent of crashes could start to save some of the 35,000 lives lost on American roads every year.
The most exciting innovation in vision these days has nothing to do with our eyes, but rather with our cars. In California’s Silicon Valley, two veterans of Apple’s Special Projects Group named Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk have founded a startup known as Aeva.
The ‘internet of things’ can conjure up grand visions of driverless cars speeding around ‘smart cities’ blanketed by billions of sensors communicating over 5G mobile networks. At a grassroots level, however, groups of citizens are starting to use the data and sensors for their own purposes.
Arduino boards can certainly be used to create homebrew connected devices, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. What if you’re a rookie who has yet to master programming or wiring? That’s where Arduino’s new, crowdfunded ESLOV kit might save the day.
A battery-free electronic patch that sticks onto skin like a temporary tattoo can be powered wirelessly by smartphones to help monitor health, researchers say.
A variety of wearable technology is on the market to monitor life signs, but these mostly possess hard components that have to be strapped onto the body.
Predict a volcanic eruption, save the lives of thousands. That’s the kind of promise the Internet Of Things can make.
With investment forecast to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade, the key to is success will be how companies or people leverage the data being generated.
While activists lobby for more stringent pollution-cutting measures around the world, and policymakers grapple with how to write them, some scientists and designers have turned to the power of innovative technology to raise awareness and save lives with the help of wearable pollution sensors.
What if robots, apart from being able to move like humans, and talk like humans, could also feel like humans?