DeepDrumpf Twitterbot ‘Running for President’
MIT's DeepDrumpf Twitterbot announced its presidential campaign on Monday. And all of the money it raises will go to "Girls Who Code," a non-profit organization focused on closing the gender gap in the tech industry by teaching girls STEM skills.Drones to Deliberately Crash Into Planes in Midair Safety Tests
The Civil Aviation Authority will purposely crash drones into the windows and fuselage of passenger jets in flight during upcoming safety tests. The UK government has pledged £250,000 to the study following a series of near misses with passenger jets around major UK airports. Robot Fun · DronesWhy SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsWatch: Soft Robots Mimic Human Muscles
An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may be used in physical rehabilitation. They are made of low-cost materials and could easily be produced on a large scale. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsSports Robots Coming to Practice Fields Near You
The Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot has garnered attention for its ability to help reduce football-related concussions. But the robot has proved beneficial for many other sports, too. Health & Sports · Sports & FitnessSelf-Driving Bicycle Hopes to Change Public Transit
The University of Washington Bothell is building a self-driving bicycle that can travel 30 MPH with a 15-mile range. The team claims the self-driving bicycle "could get riders from A to B faster than a self-driving car, and at a tenth of the cost." Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAI Helps Sports Fans Find Shortest Concession Lines
WaitTime uses cameras and artificial intelligence to steer Indiana Pacers fans to the shortest concession stand lines. WaitTime's system takes pictures of the arena's concession lines 10 times per second to calculate queuing times, order completion times and the number of people who got out of line because they didn't want to wait any longer. Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech4 Game-Changing Drone Companies to Watch
A roundup of drone companies making giant technological leaps as we head towards 2017. Robot Fun · DronesWatch: 60 Minutes Report on AI
60 Minutes reports on the advancement of artificial intelligence, how it's changing the world, and how its made more progress in the past five years than in the previous 50. Future TechCanvas Technology Building Indoor Autonomy
Canvas Technology, a company that's been working in stealth mode, is already demonstrating automotive-level autonomous driving and goods delivery - indoors. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationDrone Data Plans Coming from Verizon
Verizon's drone data plans will cost $25 a month for 1GB and $80 a month for 10GB. Verizon also wants to use drones to strengthen its network coverage. Robot Fun · DronesGoogle Cartographer SLAM Library Now Open-Source
Google wants to democratize the development of SLAM technology by releasing an open-source version of its Cartographer mapping library. Education · Mobile Robots · Robot SoftwareCute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Personal Robots · Robot Fun · Robot Toys6 Awesome Robots at World Maker Faire
If you’re interested in the intersection of robotics and DIY pursuits, World Maker Faire is a great show to attend. Here are just a few of the amazing robots from World Maker Faire.Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Personal Assistant is Better?
Google Home will officially take on Amazon Echo on November 4, 2016 when it starts shipping. Who will win the battle of virtual assistants? Here's a comparison of Google Home and Amazon Echo. Household · Robot Appliances
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