Next Generation of Robots Designed to Naturally Socialize With Humans

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Description: Robots created to socially interact with guests and perform small service roles are being tested out at Aloft Hotels. Source: Globe and Mail Date: September 9, 2014 Robotic advancements are improving with the ability to socialize and interact with humans. Watch the Video. Questions for discussion: 1. What industries are at risk of losing jobs to… Read more »

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

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Description: Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine let’s you see, hear and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body. Source: FastCompany Date: January 24, 2014 Talk about going on a gender bender. A new machine created by a Spanish design collective combines virtual reality with advanced neuroscientific techniques to let men and women swap bodies… Read more »

Surgeon Uses Google Glass To Get Critical Data

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Description: As Google Glass becomes a little more mainstream, we take a look at how one surgeon is using the technology to gain insights into his patients’ conditions. Source: CNET Date: January 16, 2014 Part of your doctor’s prep routine for surgery could one day include putting on Google Glass. CNET’s Kara Tsuboi takes us inside… Read more »

The Stray Rover on the Far Side of Mars

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Description: As “Opportunity” celebrates 10 years today, we take a look at the original Mars Rover “Spirit” and her exploration journey. Source: Mashable Date: January 24, 2014 Hanging over the stage at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium was a giant illustration of NASA’s Opportunity rover, its name blasted in big, celebratory block letters. It was supposed to be an event… Read more »

CES: Cars that are solar-powered, talk to each other, and don’t need drivers

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Description: Solar powered vehicles? Cars that can communicate with one another? Vehicles that can drive themselves? These concepts might not be as fictional as you may think. Source: CNET Date: January 7, 2014 The cars of the future may be able to communicate with each other, drive themselves, and be powered by the sun. CNET’s Sumi… Read more »

Google And Robots: The Future Just Got A Lot Closer

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Description: Don’t look for an Android-powered Wall-E anytime soon, but Google’s recent move toward robotics signals a big momentum shift getting under way. Source: CNET Date: December 5, 2013 Ready or not, we’re about to enter the age of robotics. That’s the message underlying Google’s announcement on Wednesday that former Android honcho Andy Rubin would be aiming the company’s next “moon shot”… Read more »

First FDA-Approved Bionic Eye Ready for Commercial Launch in US

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Description: Advancements in Technology will now allow Americans suffering from retinitis pigmentosa the opportunity to improve their quality of life.  This eye wear will allow them to see light, shadows and sometimes even the outlines of objects or humans. Source: CNET Date: October 7, 2013   After more than 20 years in the making, the world’s first FDA-approved bionic… Read more »

Introducing “WildCat”

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Description: The same firm that is bringing us intimidatingly real military androids now has a cat-like machine that can run at 16 miles an hour. Meet “WildCat” – The galloping robot animal, and future soldier’s companion. Source: fast company Date: October 4, 2013 The interwebs are buzzing thanks to a video of Boston Dynamics’ newest machine, a… Read more »

Keep Tweeting After You Die with LivesOn

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Description: If a friend or family member passes away, would you want artificially intelligent software to keep speaking for them? If so, you may want to suggest they register for LivesOn. Source: TechVibes Date: March 15th, 2013 A unique new program has been developed that aims to allow Twitter users to continue tweeting long after they’re dead…. Read more »

After $30 Billion Mistake, Can Tim Cook Manage Apple?

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Description: After another astounding year for Apple it appears that questions are arising about CEO Tim Cook. Although Apple’s stock has risen 74% since his August 2011 take-over, major issues with Apple Maps have damaged his successful launch of  iPhone 5. Source: Forbes Date: October 1, 2012   The flaws with Apple Maps and previously with Apple’s voice recognition software, Siri,… Read more »