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Wearable AI Teaches Social Skills
By Steve Crowe · 1 February, 2017 • Using a Samsung Simband, MIT CSAIL has developed a wearable AI that analyzes audio and measures movement, heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature to help detect the tone of a conversation and help people better understand social interactions.
Boston Dynamics Handle: A 2-Wheeled, “Nightmare-Inducing” Robot
By Steve Crowe · 31 January, 2017 • Boston Dynamics debuted a new two-wheeled robot called Handle that can jump over obstacles, self-balance and eventually move objects around.
Gita Delivery Robot Carries Your Belongings
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2017 • Gita is an autonomous delivery robot from Piaggio Fast Forward that can carry up to 40 lbs. Gita can follow behind you or travel on its own to a pre-mapped destination.
IBM: AI Will Transform Mental Health in 5 Years
By RT Staff · 27 January, 2017 • IBM predicts that in five years artificial intelligence will be able to detect and monitor mental health issues by analyzing patterns of speech and writing.
Quarterback Drones Show Off Passing Skills at NFL Pro Bowl
By Steve Crowe · 27 January, 2017 • Watch DJI Inspire 1 drones show of their passing skills at the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition in Orlando.
Reptile Robots Spy on Wild Animals in Africa
By Steve Crowe · 27 January, 2017 • EPFL scientists built a robot crocodile and lizard to get up close and personal with wild animals in Africa. The robots are featured in an episode of the BBC's "Spy in the Wild."
Pepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
By Steve Crowe · 25 January, 2017 • Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics, began a pilot program at Oakland International Airport. The 4-foot-tall robot will greet and engage with guests at HMSHost’s Pyramid Ale Taproom in Terminal 2, offering assistance, menu recommendations and directions to travelers.
Delivery Robots Knocking at Your Door
By Steve Crowe · 24 January, 2017 • The CES 2017 Robotics Conference brought together delivery robot experts to discuss industry trends, the need for continued testing, and how to overcome regulatory and technical challenges. Hear from Steve Cousins, CEO & Founder, Savioke, Ahti Heinla, Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, Starship Technologies, and Helen Greiner, Founder and CTO, CyPhy Works.
Professor Einstein Robot Launches on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2017 • Hanson Robotics is looking to bring Albert Einstein back to life. The Hong Kong-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Professor Einstein robot that wowed attendees at CES 2017.
Hospi Delivery Robot Being Tested at Airport, Hotel
By Steve Crowe · 20 January, 2017 • Panasonic's Hospi delivery robot, which is already working in the healthcare sector, is beginning trials at a Japanese airport and hotel. Hospi will move around the hotel lobby offering drinks to guests and collect dirty dishes at an airport lounge.
5 Best Dancing Robots at CES 2017
By Wanda Edwards · 20 January, 2017 • With each passing CES, the robots are capable of doing so much more. One thing many of the robots at CES 2017 had in common was a love for dancing.
AI Now Predicts Heart Failure
By RT Staff · 19 January, 2017 • Artificial intelligence can now predict when patients with a heart disorder will die.
2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
By Eugene Demaitre · 17 January, 2017 • 2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies' ground robot and Savioke's Relay robot and CyPhy Works' drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
Meet Ardu McDuino: The Bagpipe-Playing Robot
By RT Staff · 17 January, 2017 • Popular Instructables maker XenonJohn built a bagpipe-playing robot called Ardu McDuino that uses an Arduino Mega 2560 board and a pair of 3D-printed prosthetic hands to autonomously play a bagpipe’s chanter.
Drone Delivery Tests Expand in Canada
By RT Staff · 17 January, 2017 • Drone Delivery Canada, which wants to commercialize drone deliveries by late 2017 or early 2018 at the latest, has expanding its current testing to include Transport Canada’s first approved drone test range.

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