IBM: AI Will Transform Mental Health in 5 Years
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. Health & Sports · Future Tech · Science & TechnologyQuarterback Drones Show Off Passing Skills at NFL Pro Bowl
Watch DJI Inspire 1 drones show of their passing skills at the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition in Orlando. Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Sports & FitnessReptile Robots Spy on Wild Animals in Africa
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." Future Tech · Science & TechnologyBabies Helping Robots Get a Grip
The Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute thinks robots can learn a thing or two about manipulation from babies. Google has donated $1.5 million to the cause to test this concept on dozens of robots.Pepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
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. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsDelivery Robots Knocking at Your Door
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
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. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · EducationHospi Delivery Robot Being Tested at Airport, Hotel
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
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.Weaponized Drones a Concern at Presidential Inauguration
Drones are never allowed in Washington, D.C., but the FAA and Secret Service have made it clear that drones are banned from today's presidential inauguration. Robot Fun · DronesTesla Crashes Down 40% with Autopilot, Feds Say
The US government exonerates Tesla for the May 2016 fatal accident that killed Joshua Brown. In fact, the NHTSA crash report found Tesla’s crash rate has dropped 40 percent after the company installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAI Now Predicts Heart Failure
Artificial intelligence can now predict when patients with a heart disorder will die. Health & SportsStarship Delivery Robots to Start Bringing Food to US Homes
Starship Technologies has announced its first US partnerships, teaming with DoorDash on food delivery tests in Redwood City, Calif. and with Postmates to augment its on-demand courier service in Washington D.C.2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
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. Robot Fun · DronesMeet Ardu McDuino: The Bagpipe-Playing Robot
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. Robot Fun
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