In a batch of amazing cars to run up the Goodwood hill for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an autonomous vehicle tackled the hill and climbed it without incident (and without a nanny driver aboard): the Roboracer Robocar. It made it up twice — unlike a certain hapless robo-Mustang.
A remotely operated underwater vehicle and two airborne drones equipped with heat detectors were deployed to search for 12 teenage footballers and a coach stranded deep inside sprawling caverns cut off by rising water.
The futuristic world filled with robots that society has fantasized about for decades started to feel like it had arrived in 2017. While you didn’t see clusters of robots walking down the street yet, we saw robotic innovations break into the mainstream, bridging the gap between science fiction and tangible.
Jaguar I-Pace will be the second official vehicle in Waymo’s robot taxi fleet. Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover have inked a deal that will add tens of thousands of all-electric I-Pace SUVs to the Alphabet unit’s growing lineup of self-driving taxis.
Siren is a digital personality created using real-time motion capture. Created by prominent firms in the gaming industry: Vicon, Cubic Motion, 3Lateral & Tencent (a major investor in Ubisoft). She comes to life using live mocap tech that can make her body and finger movements be captured & live-streamed.
I asked the questions Wikipedia failed to fully answer: what is machine learning? who should be learning it. Phrases like neural nets & deep learning tap into our sense of fantasy, but when we jump from new tech to robot takeover, we miss the beauty and power of what machine learning actually is.
Speech recognition expert Rita Singh can give police a detailed profile of wrongdoers – with a little help from AI. Federal criminal cases from hoax calls, harassment to child abuse have been helped by this relatively recent voice-based profiling technology to identify criminals including their environments.
Robots in business have been around for a few decades now. As technology has improved in the recent years, robots are increasingly being used in many industries, including agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and what not.
Saudi Arabia has become the first country in the world to give a robot full citizenship giving it more rights than women. Women in the country are not allowed to walk in public unaccompanied. Called Sophia, she was unveiled at a press conference in the capital Riyadh created by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics