NASA’s Valkyries Are Being Honed for a Mission to Mars

NASA’s plans to colonize Mars is not just a far-fetched dream. It has been working on it for a long time and we now have robots who will help in the construction of habitat for human explorers to Mars. But with the idea of one step at a time, three out of the four sister robots have been shipped to three different universities in Massachusetts and Scotland. The aim is to hone the skills of these robots named Valkyrie with ...

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Google’s Magenta Makes Music Independently

The six researcher group of Google displayed how artificial intelligence could make music. Attendees of a techno-cultural music and computation festival, Moogfest witnessed Project Magenta where the machine using Google’s TensorFlow, an open source library for neural network framework and machine learning, it made music. The priority of project Magenta will be to use procreative algorithms to produce music after which it will also craft images and music.

In the presentation a researcher played some notes which the computer picked to ...

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Predictions of Harari: AI vs. Human Beings

The warnings have been predicted long back and it is hard to ignore them. In the verge of making intelligent computers, humanity will beckon a demon which will summon the end of days. We are building silicon assassins instead of silicon assistants. The story of the doomsday of an malevolent artificial intelligence has been told many times but our destiny at the hand of clever robots might be shoddier; we might be bringing upon ourselves a class of perpetually useless ...

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Google Daydream – The Internet Giant Steps Up the VR Game

Google I/O 2016 has been engulfing us in a storm of announcements and expectations from the internet giant. Just when the world began to get bored dabbling with smartphones and everything it had to offer, Google announced its far-reaching Daydream VR initiative. With this latest Google initiative in the much anticipated universe of VR, things in the mobile world may change very quickly.

Better graphical representation, higher resolution and an advanced set of sensors may soon be the need of the ...

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What the F*** is that?

WTFIT Bot Identifies Objects in Photos, Helps You Know Your Surroundings Better

How often have you seen a picture and not known what it could possibly be or what it is called? An architecture, a building, an animal, a plant or a thing that you are unable to recognize. It puts us in a position where we continue to rack our brains to get an answer. WTFIT can probably be your answer the next time you are in a situation like ...

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Can Robots be the Future of Disney Theme Parks?

Disney World does not plan to stay ‘as is’ when it comes to technology and progress. A robot is in making which can be the possible introduction of robots to Disney World. Disney’s Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot which wears the name tag “Jimmy” may soon replace cuddly costumes with state-of-the-art robots.

The robot can mimic the motions of a human by paying close attention to detail. In a recent video released by Disney, you will be ...

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Pepper the Robot

Who is Pepper?

Pepper is a kind-hearted humanoid robot which is a joint effort of a French robotics company Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Mobile. Pepper has been designed and programmed to understand and respond to human emotions, the bot adapts itself according to the behavior of his speaker.

The partnership of the two companies began in 2012 when SoftBank wanted an emotionally intellectual and a sweet robot to intermingle with their customers. It took two years to build Pepper and finally Pepper ...

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Google is working on Making Android Auto Even Better

For every sci-fi movie enthusiast who has been waiting for the future to hold automated cars and flying hover boards, Google’s labs has some very innovative brains trying to make these things possible. Google’s I/O conference held this week, announced a few big updates to Android Auto which gave people the chance to peek into the future of cars and automotive interface.

A Qualcomm modified Maserati Ghibli was used to show the new features of Android Auto. The modified car ...

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WESA Finally Established!

It took a year of concentrated dialogues after which WESA – World ESports Association has been finally founded.     WESA is an effort to make e-sports more professional for which ESL has been working diligently with many well-known industries prominent e-sports teams to make vulnerable and all-encompassing organization to supervise consistent tourney protocols, player representation as well as income distribution for teams.

WESA intends to get all the e-sports participants like the teams, players, organizers and broadcasters, together for a ...

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Virtual Reality to Help Treat Paranoia

In a research at Oxford University funded by Medical Research Council thirty patients suffering with paranoia were successfully treated with the help of Virtual Reality. The recreations aided the patients to study social circumstances they dreaded were really safe. The study was headed by Professor Daniel Freeman who is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Oxford University.

The thirty patients were divided into two groups; one group was asked to behave like they usually do in ...

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