Comma.ai Self-Driving Car Software Now Open Source
Comma.ai, which shut down its Comma One self-driving car kit, has open-sourced its new Open Pilot software to resurrect its DIY autonomous vehicle project. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationBuilding Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a system that allows anyone to design their own drone. Users can change the size, shape, and structure of their drone based on the needs they have for payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors. Robot Fun · DronesStarship Delivery Robot Makes First Fast Food Run
Starship and Just Eat, an online food order and delivery service, delivered a takeout meal to a London resident via robot. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist. Education · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsHease Retail Robot Debuting at CES 2017
Hease Robotics is introducing its Hease retail robot that uses artificial intelligence to provide guidance, deliver simple and complex information, offer coupons and deals, and retrieve data.IBM Watson Previews AI-Powered Medical Image Analysis
IBM Watson Health has created AI-powered medical image analysis solutions designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Science & TechnologyOtto Self-Driving Truck to Test on Ohio’s Public Roads
Otto's self-driving truck will be tested on two public roads in Ohio, including a 35-mile section of Route 33, a four-lane, divided highway, during regular traffic flow. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch: MIT AI Animates Still Photos
Given a still image, an MIT CSAIL deep-learning system generates videos that predict what will happen next in a scene. The team used a deep-learning method called "adversarial learning" that involves training two competing neural networks. One network generates video, and the other discriminates between the real and generated videos. Future TechUPS Chatbot Uses AI to Help Customers
UPS has launched a beta version of a chatbot, an AI-enabled platform that mimics human conversation to help users find UPS locations, get shipping rates and track packages. Future TechTop 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Drones · Education · Robot KitsHow to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with a Drone
Watch Autel Robotics' X-Star Premium Drone deep fry a turkey and prepare all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving feast. Robot Fun · Robot ToysQuanergy S3 Solid State LiDAR Wins CES Best of Innovation Award
Quanergy's S3 solid state LiDAR won the CES 2017 Best of Innovation Award in the vehicle intelligence category. The Se is the world's first solid state LiDAR used for computer-assisted perception for autonomous cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationMICROMO Introduces IEH3-4096 Three-Channel Encoder
MICROMO's new IEH3‐4096 three-channel encoder delivers two square‐wave signals, as well as an additional index channel. It offers a higher resolution, an extended operating temperature range, and improved speed control, especially in the low speed range.Pepper Lands Holiday Job at California Shopping Centers
Pepper the humanoid robot will spend the next three months greeting customers at two shopping centers in California: the Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Westfield Valley Fair. Each shopping center will have four Pepper robots that will greet and engage with customers. Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
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