A Brave Bomb-Disposal Robot You Control in Virtual Reality A robot probably isn’t coming for your job. But there are plenty of dull, dirty, and dangerous gigs out there that humanity wouldn’t mind turning over to the machines. Indeed, a … Continue reading Immersive robot
Latest Innovations Utilizing Haptic Technology Haptic technology is the sensing or manipulation through touch to interact with computer applications. Typically, haptic devices incorporate microcontrollers, drivers, actuators or motors, as well as software for multimodal experiences that improve the usability by … Continue reading Engaging touch
On the couch? Your therapist may soon be replaced by a robopsychiatrist Ellie, an AI therapist who thrives deep in the hearts of University of Southern California’s (USC) computers, can treat people with depression and veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. … Continue reading Can robots replace psychiatrists?
String Theory’s Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR The robot is building a tesseract. He motions at a glowing cube floating before him, and an identical cube emerges. He drags it to the left, but the two cubes stay … Continue reading Extra dimensions of reality
Musk’s OpenAI training robots to think like humans in virtual reality Not content with revolutionizing the online payment, energy production and storage markets and private space industry, Elon Musk has now taken to training machines to learn like humans but … Continue reading Self-learning algorithms
Beware emotional robots: Giving feelings to artificial In the recent movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the face of the character Grand Moff Tarkin was constructed digitally, as the actor who had originally played him had died. Some who … Continue reading The avatar’s mind
Here Come ‘Smart Stores’ With Robots, Interactive Shelves Tomorrow’s retail stores want to take a page from their online rivals by embracing advanced technology — everything from helpful robots to interactive mirrors to shelves embedded with sensors. The goal: Use … Continue reading Experimenting with futuristic stores