Germany-based maker Lenny3000 who brought us the wearable device that augments the face is back with a self-developed, DIY telepresence robot. Telepresence is not new, obviously. However, Lenny3000’s creation is worth mentioning in this unprecedented time where most of us can’t go visit our family as often as we may have liked.
If you haven’t been keeping up with Boston Dynamics’ development… Hyundai has, earlier this month, became the third owner of the company. Also, the agility of the family of robots from the robotic company, namely Atlas, Spot and Handle, is mind-blowing.
Appliances that move on their own aren’t new. There’s self-driving fridge, robot vacuum, robot photographer, robot waiter, and even robot air purifier. Now, there’s new kind of appliance that move autonomous robot and its mission? Disinfect publicly touched areas.
Remember the super cool mobile charging robot concept pitched by Volkswagen from late last year? Well, it appears that it has moved out of concept stage to become a prototype.
Talk about robots taking over our jobs… now even milk tea aka boba tea is not spared from robotic takeover. China’s vending machine specialist, Guangzhou Aiwan Network Technology aka iPlaysmart, is now selling Robotic Arm Smart Milk Tea Vending Machine. It is a robot, alright, albeit not the kind we may have imagined.
There must be many lonely souls in Japan. How else would one find crazy number of life-like sex dolls and bizarre inventions like hologram girlfriend (and someone even marrying it), and a Woman’s Hand iPhone Case? Speaking woman’s hand iPhone case… a university in Japan has taken the concept of holding a girl’s hand even …
This is a video of the 1:1 scale Gundam robot taking a few steps and kneeling down. Not going to lie. I was impressed for a second before realizing the video was sped up 4x. You know what that means, don’t you?
Boston Dynamics Spot is cool and all, but it is pricey robot for average Joes to be experimenting with. There are other options emerging from China, like AlphaDog and Unitree A1, for examples.
Imagine a future where humans are appreciating art… created by A.I. robots. Wait a minute. Don’t need to imagine, because that is already happening. The world’s first ultra-realistic humanoid AI robot artist, Ai-Da, not only held her first solo exhibition; she already selling her work of art too.
Want your very young ones to pick up drawing, but don’t want to commit to a flesh-and-blood drawing coach? Well, you know what? We are in the future and the future needs no drawing tutor because, there’s Quincy.