Posts Tagged ‘tech’


Jul28

OpenAI develops learning chores robot

2016 at 08:13 pm by admin | Comments Off

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OpenAI, research organization owned and sponsored by Elon Musk, has revealed plans for the future of robots in the household with their new autonomous cleaning robot! Developed in cooperation with Fetch Robotics, the new robot is equipped with a robotic arm that allows freedom of movement, and uses 2D scanners and 3D depth sensors to accurately navigate in complex environment and perform simple tasks. Along with these features, the robot features a unique software that will be capable of learning how to best accomplish tasks over repeated sessions. All of these features will allow the robot to perform household tasks like cleaning the floor, doing dishes, ironing shirts, and more! With a future that sounds right out of the Jetsons, OpenAI looks forward to one day releasing robots like these to the general public in order to increase quality of life.

Jul15

Pokedrone to work alongside Pokemon Go

2016 at 08:35 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Users of the recently released Pokémon Go app are trying to find every way they can to catch ‘em all, and tech company TRNDlabs are helping out with their newly announced Pokédrone! The Pokédrone will consist of a miniature remote-control quadcopter, and controller that will attach to the phones of Pokémon Go users. The phone will connect via WiFi to the Pokédrone, and use the drone’s on-board camera and GPS system to take to the skies to find Pokémon remotely! The drone will help users look for and find Pokémon that are in hard-to-reach places, such as over water, near cliffs, and other hazardous locations where it would be unsafe to be using the program. The drone will also feature an auto take-off & landing feature, allowing users to easily land and retrieve their Pokédrone after use! While no release date or price point has been stated, TRNDlabs has unveiled a first look trailer at the Pokédrone, which you can check out below!

Mar04

Dubai plans for future-themed museum

2015 at 12:50 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Dubai officials have announced the planned construction of a brand-new museum in the popular coastal city, titled the “Museum of the Future”! The museum, which is scheduled to be open to the public in 2017, will function as both an exhibit space for prototypes and technology, as well as its own design and technological facility for creating innovative new tech. A video was released alongside the announcement, showing off the ring-like design of the building, as well as potential exhibits and locales for visitors and employees alike. While still only in the planning stages, you can check out an in-depth look at the potential behind this new museum in the video below, and wait patiently for its real-life opening in a couple years’ time.

Sep24

Octopus robot takes a swim in open ocean

2014 at 11:52 am by admin | Comments Off

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Greek researchers have been at work developing a robotic octopus for over a year, and have finally shown off a new prototype of their underwater robot! The newest upgrade to the robot, initially revealed in May 2013, allows it to swim nearly twice as fast as its predecessor for almost half the energy. These improvements are thanks to a flexible webbing added to the robot’s arms that mimics the webbing seen in real-life octopi and squids. The robot has been shown to not only be able to swim on its own in a controlled environment, but also walk with a simulated crawling motion as well as carry objects mid-swim. The robot is even fully self-contained, and can operate in the open ocean without the assistance of any external machinery! Researchers hope to continue to improve on the robot, and use it to one day observe sea life in its natural habitat undisturbed. Check out the robot in action in the video below!