Swivl is a sort of Roomba for Facetime. It swivels (hence the name) to track a speaker and capture video without the need for a dedicated cameraman. It's especially useful in modern, video-enabled classrooms for online education.
A robotic arm, equipped with audio and video hardware, provides a direct link from the supervisor to the situation and machinery. The arm also contains a projector, so the supervisor can literally draw out a plan of attack and overlay it on the onsite engineer's view.
Guest Post Companies all over the world are becoming increasingly worried about their ability to innovate and compete in the fast-changing technology world. That’s according to GE’s third annual “Global Innovation Barometer” released Jan 17.
The Machine Perception Lab unveils its latest project, an android infant that replicates real human facial expressions.
Human beings have been using technology to extend their physical capabilities since the first stone tools but the bionic man is no longer just a sci-fi dream. Meet five exoskeletons which let paraplegics walk again, extend the endurance of soldiers and keep first-responders safe in a nuclear accident.
Editor's Pick A robot descends slowly into a "skylight" on the moon, the gateway to a lunar cave network sheltered from the harsh thermal environment and micrometeorites showering the surface. Its objective? To scout and construct habitats suitable for human beings.
Editor's Pick It took Claire Lomas 17 days to complete the London marathon. The twist? Lomas is paralyzed from the chest down and walked the entire course wearing a robotic exoskeleton called the ReWalk. ReWalk users, who thought they would never walk again, can stand, sit, walk and climb stairs.
Is your robot stressed? Robot yoga for the humanoid robot Nao is just one of the applications you can download from the RobotAppStore, which just landed a $250,000 investment from Grishin Robotics.
Warner Brother's latest blockbuster “Gravity” was filmed by robots. Four giant industrial robots whisked props, lights and even actors around the set in a ballet of split-second precision, as well as doing the camerawork. They call it cinematic automation.
Everyone, it seems, wants to build a telepresence robot that moves. Revolve Robotics, however, wants to build a telepresence robot that doesn't break the bank.
Dean Kamen refers to himself as a “mascot” for technology. The founder of Deka Research and well-known inventor has more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents. He created the insulin pump and the portable dialysis machine, and the Segway scooter. …
Hint: boiling frogs has something to do with a crisis that develops over a long time.
“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and he doesn’t mean the office dog. Beane’s research addresses what he calls “The Avatar Economy”, where remote workers operate robots.
It may sound like something out of a dystopian novel, but scientists are confident about a machine learning technology that can recognize and replicate human activities like seeing and thinking.
Running a magazine that writes about futuristic technology isn't enough for Chris Anderson: He's leaving to helm a company that actually makes futuristic tech.
Russian billionaire Dimitry Grishin wants to bring robots to the masses. Throw together cash, design, and startup culture, and the robolution starts now.
Romo 1 earned Kickstarter pledges of $114,796. But the newest Romo is just getting started.
Double Robotics, the Y Combinator grad which created probably the best-looking telepresence robots on the planet, announced a $250,000 investment from Grishin Robotics today -- and the fact that Double has already sold 600 units of its first model for $1.2 million in pre-sales to 24 universities and 17 Fortune 500 companies.
oubleRobotics has just released a telepresence solution that isn't ugly, awkward, or the apparent product of a Junkyard Wars amateur hour competition.
4Moms makes an $850 stroller that charges your phone and folds/unfolds at the touch of a button, a $200 baby rocker with an iPod dock and speakers, and more.