Google Loses Interest in Robotics – Explores Sale Options for Boston Dynamics

Amidst great commendation for its efforts in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Google seems to be losing interest in one of its most visible robotic efforts. Word is out that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is trying to privately sell Boston Dynamics. The robotics company was about in late 2013 as a part of its robotics division called Replicant.

This gives the company less than three years of association with Google and it appears that Google has already started exploring sale options ...

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Who moved my car?

Researchers Have Developed Ants – Ant Robots – Who Can Move a Car

Recently, I feel like I’m being bombed with new research advancement every day. From robotic clones of dead ones to ant robots that can move a car. Is there any field that has been left untouched by the invigorated tech world? I can hardly think of any such industry that has not been applying robotic science to stay at the forefront. In the universe of robotics, every ...

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PlayStation VR – Superb Experience and an Ergonomic Design Puts Sony at the Forefront of VR Headsets

Technology is contagious, you see one company come up with something cool, and the next moment there are a lot of other companies who have created the same thing with maybe some more swag and even better specs. We ditch the company that pioneered it and pick up the cooler stuff praising the quality and power of the product. That’s the kind of users companies are trying to woo today. We are unpredictable and finicky about the stuff we have. ...

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The Terasem Movement Provides Digital Reincarnation to Dead Ones

“What kind of wife would I be if I left your father simply because he was dead?”

-Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

Death doesn’t do as much harm to the person who died than those who are left behind in the abyss of their loved one’s absence. Grieving people often struggle to let go of their dead loved ones. It is being contemplated that very soon, technology will be used for recreating dead ones with the help of synthetic robot clones along with ...

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Connie – A Hilton Worldwide and IBM project to bring AIs into the service industry

Employment opportunities at Hilton Worldwide are not just for humans, robots may soon find a place at Hilton’s plush lobbies. Connie is an IBM creation that now sits near the reception area of Hilton McLean hotel property in Virginia. Connie’s job is work as a concierge to assist visitors and personalize the guest appearance. She can provide information which can help you plan your trips too.

Her name is inspired from the founder of the Hilton brand of hotels – Conrad ...

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Bionic Fingertip Brings Hope for Amputees

Remember Luke Skywalker from Star Wars who lost his hand in duel with Darth Vader? The young Jedi could hardly regret his loss because he received an artificial hand which allowed him to grip and feel once again. With the lines between science and fiction quickly being blurred as scientists continuously cross the line to create something we had only imagined in sci-fi books and movies, this particular Star Wars episode encouraged many scientists to build prosthetic limbs that can ...

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Need the Constant Attention of a Mother for Your Home – Bring Home the Robotic Sensor Hub Called Mother

Mothers can get really intrusive trying to constantly keep a track of whatever we do; and now a team of innovators have created a robotic sensor hub which can monitor almost everything in your home. They have quite aptly named it Mother. With the constant monitoring it does there is hardly any other name that could have suited it any better – we certainly don’t mean that we do not love our mothers – just that this robotic sensor hub ...

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From Tap-To-Pay to Talk-To-Pay – Google’s Getting Creative but Is It Making Us Lazier?

The tap and pay technology may soon be obsolete if Google’s experimental payment app kicks off. With almost everything becoming hands free with technology, I am thinking my hands are being a little too undermined by tech giants. But that means I can hold a burger in one hand and sip some coca cola with the other and still make a payment at a McDonald’s store.

So far we’ve been going gaga about the Near Field Technology which powers the touch ...

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Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk Bring up Unprecedented Concerns About AI

Luminaries like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have received worldwide acclamation for their outstanding work for the society. Then why did Washington DC based think tank – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) – take to criticizing them? Can a celebrated scientist like Stephen Hawking and a tech kingpin like Elon Musk go wrong about one of the most pursued concepts in science and technology – Artificial Intelligence a.k.a. AI?

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking as well as Tesla founder Elon ...

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Amazon’s Alexa – A Refreshingly Awesome AI

Amazon has a lot of innovation and creation brewing in its labs as it continuously comes up with advanced hi-tech gadgets and concepts that can make a substantial difference in your life. The field of Artificial Intelligence is being enthusiastically pursued by many scientists and researchers; and Amazon did not want to be left behind in the race of creating the best AI. Amazon’s Alexa is one of the smartest AIs that I have come across and she makes talking ...

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