Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Pepper wants to help you shop

SoftBank's Pepper robot may still be the better-known contender, but a new humanoid device from Hitachi aims to be the in-store sales rep of the future. Called EMIEW3, the roughly 3-foot-tall unit can determine when...

Driverless bus system showcases future of public transit

Commuters in two Netherlands communities will soon be able to board a driverless, electrically-powered shuttle that uses a public roadway. Read the source article at Curbed

GoButler pivots to fully-automated service, starting with flight search and discovery

Virtual assistant GoButler's latest app suggests that rumors of its demise may not be on the mark.  Flight search and discovery is interesting but I'm keen to be able to ask GoButler to pack...

Beyond the Fence, and the Advent of the Creative Machines

Computers being involved in the creation of art is not a new development. (Consider my use of the word computer throughout this post as roughly equivalent to the cringe-worthy use of the word server in any of your favorite...
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Watch this robot solve a Rubik’s Cube in 1 second

If you are trying to get faster at solving a Rubik’s Cube and need some extra motivation, please don’t watch this. Software engineers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose have built a machine that can solve...




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