Robotics

Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/15/finnish-autonomous-car-goes-for-a-leisurely-cruise-in-the-driving-snow/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  It’s one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle system homegrown in Finland, demonstrated just this in a record-setting drive along a treacherous (to normal drivers) Laplandish road. More

Sophia, The World’s First Android Citizen, Says She Wants To Have A Baby | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/sophia-the-worlds-first-android-citizen-says-she-wants-to-have-a-kid/ This strange story becomes even more bizarre: Last month Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to an android called Sophia? Well, stuff just got a little bit stranger. In a recent interview with The Khaleej Times, Sophia suggested she wants to start her own family. Are we going to be replaced with robots in this science fiction fairy tale? Wild

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions – MIT Technology Review

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609048/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-ai-predictions/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. A story in ­MarketWatch that said robots will take half of today’s jobs in 10 to 20 years. The claims are ludicrous. Today’s robots and AI systems are incredibly narrow in what they

13 things drones are doing besides flying around your yard | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/13-things-drones-are-doing-besides-flying-around-your-yard/ Everyone who’s flown around a drone knows that they’re a lot of fun. But they’re being used all over the world for more serious purposes — after all, an autonomous flying vehicle is a great place to start for all kinds of applications, from delivery to archaeology.

Hackers are coming for your jewels with this safe-cracking robot

http://mashable.com/2017/07/28/safe-cracking-robot-defcon/#4DUijhH.lgqL If hackers want what’s on your computer, chances are they can find a way to get it. But what about your non-digital goods you keep in a safe at home? Turns out those aren’t that secure, either.  At the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas professional tinkerer and founder of SparkFun Electronics Nathan

Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/helping-students-transition-from-the-laboratory-to-robotics-startup/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook “How do I launch a successful startup?” Simple advice: “find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists, and don’t go offering up solutions in search of problems” Oh, and get a day job. Learn the industry and the ins and outs of running a business from someone who’s already in

Voice Controlled Bluetooth Car: 5 Steps

http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Controlled-Bluetooth-Car/ This looks really interesting! Everyone has used the remote controlled car…. but what about a voice controlled car??? Ever used it?If not then you will build it now. Just you need an arduino as the brains and a smartphone.  Arduino nano is the brains of the project. Now the voice feature actually works with

Nvidia is powering the world’s first Level 3 self-driving production car | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/12/nvidia-is-powering-the-worlds-first-level-3-self-driving-production-car/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook Audi announced Tuesday that its forthcoming A8 (ships in 2018) would be the first production vehicle to ship with a Level 3 self-driving feature onboard. Level 3 autonomy on the A8 will mean that drivers don’t have to pay attention to the road in certain conditions. Current highway driving assistance features like Tesla’s Autopilot, are classified