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This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

This is O-R3, a four-wheel security robot from Singapore-based Otsaw Digital that is designed to take the place of humans to patrol large outdoor compound. With a chubby and somewhat diminutive stature, coupled with big round headlights that look like eyes, the O-R3 looks more like a cartoon character out to entertain kids. However, kids it will not entertain for it as more important tasks at hand. Beneath its cute appearance hides an array of sophisticated technologies, including high-tech sensors, advanced machine learning algorithm and 3D SLAM technology, that will allow it to execute patrol duties normally carried by humans. Continue reading This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

Elon Musk Backs Startup To Explore Human Brain And Computer Interface

No. It is unlikely that we are living in a web of lies spun by the Matrix and surely, we can’t plug a cable into the back of our heads to download data into us instead of learning via the good’ol ways. However, it could happen if Elon Musk’s back Neuralink makes head ways in near future. Though granted, Neuralink is still a freshly announced startup, but the gist of the what they will be doing is, in layman terms, is to enable direction connections between a live human brain and a computer. Yeap. It sure does sound like Matrix kind of thing happening here. Continue reading Elon Musk Backs Startup To Explore Human Brain And Computer Interface

AI Helps Google To Turn Low-res Images Into More Visualizable Images

Tech staff: “Sir, I think may have our suspect on security cam.
Detective: “Good! Pull it up.
Detective: “Can’t see his face. Zoom it up, son.
Tech staff: “Alright, zooming in.
Detective: “There! He is the guy we are after!
If the above scenario sounds familiar, it is because similar scenario has been on countless TV shows and Hollywood movies, and both you and I know it ain’t true. This scenario only exists in a perfect world, which for the record, ours isn’t it. All those zoom-in-and-still-clear-as-day resolution images depicted in TV shows and movies are nothing more than a tech fantasy. Continue reading AI Helps Google To Turn Low-res Images Into More Visualizable Images

In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

You know how some wives are resentful of their husbands’ devotion to cars? Well, it looks like it is going to get worst in future, well, that’s if Toyota has its way. The Japanese automaker’s CALTY Design Research in Newport Beach, California has unveiled a concept ride, known as Concept-i, that’s designed to be emotive. Bestowed with advanced artificial intelligence, this man’s future mistress will learn with the driver “to build a relationship that is meaningful and human.” See? I told you husband and wife relationship is going to get worst, didn’t I? Continue reading In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

Gatebox Virtual Home Robot Has The Potential To Be Like The Real-Life Her

Spike Jonze’s sci-fi drama Her (Annapurna Pictures, 2013) offers a grim insight into how tech can affect us emotionally. It tells of a story about a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with an highly intelligent operating system and eventually falling in love with ‘her’. The notion behind Her sounds farfetched, but sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. The time where humans could be ‘hooked’ on a virtual person like Joaquin Phoenix’s character did is on the horizon and we think Gatebox Virtual Home Robot is the gadget that will start the ball rolling. Continue reading Gatebox Virtual Home Robot Has The Potential To Be Like The Real-Life Her

Wall-E’s EVE-like Robot Wants To Be The World’s First Family Robot

since the birth of science fiction on silverscreen mankind has dreamt of robot companion that will keep us company, help us in our daily chores and more, and that dream is about to realize – thanks to MIT professor and social robotics specialist, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal. Dr. Breazeal’s team has developed to Jibo, a family-friendly desktop robot that looks suspiciously like Wall-E‘s EVE. though so, it has a slightly more expressive articulation (no limbs, though, unfortunately), complete with a ‘black face’ which is actually a 5.7-inch touchscreen display, boasting 1,980 by 1,080 resolution. Jibo looks like a cute appliance that will have guessing what it is, until it comes to live and a lone spherical object resembling its eye appears on the black display. Continue reading Wall-E’s EVE-like Robot Wants To Be The World’s First Family Robot