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Month: September 2018

Robotics | IoT

Weekend Watch: Phun Kiss

A maker couple who collaborate on projects and document their efforts on YouTube.
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The Rise of Dataism: A Threat to Freedom or a Scientific Revolution?

What would happen if we made all of our data public—everything from wearables monitoring our biometrics, all the way to smartphones monitoring our location, our social media activity, and even our internet search history? Would such insights into our lives simply provide companies and politicians with greater power to invade our privacy and manipulate us […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 29)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How Google’s DeepMind Will Train Its AI Inside Unity’s Video Game Worlds Sean Captain | Fast Company “DeepMind, part of Google parent company Alphabet, is going big on virtual world AI training through a deal with game-making software provider Unity Technologies (which powers games like Monument Valley and Pokémon Go). DeepMind will run the software at a giant […]

Tips of the Week: Analog Cutting of Digital Files, Cleaning Aged Plastic, Friction Welding, and Cough Drops

Another week of great tips, tricks, and useful kludges.
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Elektro the Moto-Man Had the Biggest Brain at the 1939 World’s Fair

This voice-controlled robot could walk, talk, and smoke, and it captivated crowds

Southie Autonomy focusing on ease of use with intelligent robot software

Ease of use is a key factor in getting new industries and small and medium-sized companies to adopt automation. Robotics companies are doing a much better job keeping end users in mind when designing products now, but for too long that was not been the case. Fetch Robotics, Ready Robotics and Waypoint Robotics, among many…

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Innovation Is on the Rise Worldwide. How Do You Measure It?

How do you measure innovation? Thanks to dropping costs, technology has become far more accessible than it used to be, and its proliferation has unleashed the creativity and resourcefulness of people around the world. We know great ideas are coming to life from China to Brazil and everywhere in between. But how do you get […]

A Decade of Commercial Space Travel—What’s Next?

In many industries, a decade is barely enough time to cause dramatic change unless something disruptive comes along—a new technology, business model, or service design. The space industry has recently been enjoying all three. But 10 years ago, none of those innovations were guaranteed. In fact, on Sept. 28, 2008, an entire company watched and […]