Kuri home robot can read to your kids and watch your home

You may not have to wait for the likes of ASUS’ Zenbo to cross the ocean before you can get an affordable home robot. Mayfield Robotics (one of Bosch’s startups) has taken the wraps off of Kuri, a 20-inch-tall robot companion that promises to play nicely with your smart home. It can answer questions with a human-like touch (facial expressions, head gestures and sounds), watch over your home with a 1080p camera and play audio, whether it follows you around with music or reads to your kids. It’s reportedly easy…

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BMW and Intel plan robot car production

The three corporations will collaborate on the systems had to make motors which can navigate without any help from a human motive force. The cars may be capable of driving adequately alongside fundamental roads as well as in suburban and inner metropolis regions. BMW said it was hoping the collaboration would mean it is able to positioned robotic vehicles into production by way of 2021. The research partnership turned into introduced on the day whilst US officials start an investigation right into a deadly vehicle crash involving a Tesla Version…

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Kinba the robot lands job on reception at King’s College

Kinba has only just started on the front desk of King’s College but the students are already in love with their new receptionist who can see, hear and have a stab at speaking. Under normal circumstances that would be unremarkable – but Kinba is a robot. Kinba, who has yet to be assigned a gender, took up its new post last week alongside the London university’s existing – human – receptionist Camilla Templing at its building on the Strand. “Kinba’s generated a real buzz of excitement about the place, to…

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Mr. Robot brings hacker cred to the small screen, Ferris wheel to SXSW

The Ferris wheel by night – the ride was quite popular during a party thrown at SXSW by the USA Network on March 12 (Credit: Michael Franco/Gizmag). View gallery (7 images) Last year an unknown TV show from the USA Network called Mr. Robot took the Austin film, music and interactive festival known as South By Southwest (SXSW) by storm, winning the extravaganza’s coveted Audience Award for an episodic show. This year, “Mr. Robot” is back at SXSW which a much bigger presence – quite literally. First a little spoiler-free…

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Will Google’s Robot Cars Have Wireless Chargers?

Not only does Google want to take you out of the driver’s seat — the future of driverless cars envisioned by the company may not even require you to plug in your robot automobile. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is testing a pair of wireless charging systems for its prototype self-driving cars, according to recent documents filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The news was first reported by tech site IEEE Spectrum. 4 ‘driverless’ cars involved in accidents 0:25 The two wireless charging systems, made by New York’s Hevo Power…

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