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Anymal Quadruped Robot Can Now Use an Elevator

14/11/2017
Maybe it's the way they bound around like mechanical dog skeletons, but there's something inherently discomforting about quadruped robots.
Logitech Tries to Bridge Virtual and Real World Typing

Logitech Tries to Bridge Virtual and Real World Typing

14/11/2017
Putting users inside a virtual reality world is a good start, but those users need to interact with their surroundings too, and that's still a problem for companies invested in VR.
Sony Revives Adorable Robot Canine Companion

Sony Revives Adorable Robot Canine Companion

14/11/2017
When Sony first released a cute robot dog back in 1999, the world went crazy for it. Though it wasn't a great leap to visualize a beagle-like pooch in the boxy form of the original aibo companion robot, subsequent models…
Sony Wants Cute Hello! Bot to Be Part of the Family

Sony Wants Cute Hello! Bot to Be Part of the Family

14/11/2017
If you're in the market for a smart speaker, there are lots and lots of decent choices, including the Echo from Amazon, Google's Home and Apple's HomePod, and the Sonos One.
Walmart's Shelf-Scanning Robots to Patrol the Aisles of 50 Stores

Walmart's Shelf-Scanning Robots to Patrol the Aisles of 50 Stores

14/11/2017
Machines already play a part in the shopping experience for many, with self-checkout facilities popping up in supermarkets and department stores all over the world.
The Original Robby the Robot Goes Up for Auction

The Original Robby the Robot Goes Up for Auction

14/11/2017
It's common to see auctions of actor's memorabilia, but Bonhams is going one better by auctioning the actor himself.
Intel to Ship New Nervana Neural Network Processor by End of 2017

Intel to Ship New Nervana Neural Network Processor by End of 2017

25/10/2017
This morning at the WSJ’s D.Live event, Intel formally unveiled its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) family of chips designed for machine learning use cases. Intel has previously alluded to these chips using the pre-launch name Lake Crest.
Apple’s Project Titan Self-Driving Test Car Has a Lot Going On Up Top

Apple’s Project Titan Self-Driving Test Car Has a Lot Going On Up Top

25/10/2017
When one self-driving technology entrepreneur highlights the efforts of another company working on autonomous vehicles, you pay attention: That’s what happened with Voyage co-founder MacCallister Higgins, who tweeted a short video of the top of Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ test Lexus…
Cisco to Buy Perspica and Fold Engineering Team into AppDynamics

Cisco to Buy Perspica and Fold Engineering Team into AppDynamics

25/10/2017
Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm that has raised $8.5 million. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics, the company it purchased earlier this year for $3.7 billion.

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