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The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist. Education · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsHease Retail Robot Debuting at CES 2017
Hease Robotics is introducing its Hease retail robot that uses artificial intelligence to provide guidance, deliver simple and complex information, offer coupons and deals, and retrieve data.IBM Watson Previews AI-Powered Medical Image Analysis
IBM Watson Health has created AI-powered medical image analysis solutions designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Science & TechnologyOtto Self-Driving Truck to Test on Ohio’s Public Roads
Otto's self-driving truck will be tested on two public roads in Ohio, including a 35-mile section of Route 33, a four-lane, divided highway, during regular traffic flow. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch: MIT AI Animates Still Photos
Given a still image, an MIT CSAIL deep-learning system generates videos that predict what will happen next in a scene. The team used a deep-learning method called "adversarial learning" that involves training two competing neural networks. One network generates video, and the other discriminates between the real and generated videos. Future TechUPS Chatbot Uses AI to Help Customers
UPS has launched a beta version of a chatbot, an AI-enabled platform that mimics human conversation to help users find UPS locations, get shipping rates and track packages. Future TechTop 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Drones · Education · Robot KitsHow to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with a Drone
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Quanergy's S3 solid state LiDAR won the CES 2017 Best of Innovation Award in the vehicle intelligence category. The Se is the world's first solid state LiDAR used for computer-assisted perception for autonomous cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationMICROMO Introduces IEH3-4096 Three-Channel Encoder
MICROMO's new IEH3‐4096 three-channel encoder delivers two square‐wave signals, as well as an additional index channel. It offers a higher resolution, an extended operating temperature range, and improved speed control, especially in the low speed range.Pepper Lands Holiday Job at California Shopping Centers
Pepper the humanoid robot will spend the next three months greeting customers at two shopping centers in California: the Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Westfield Valley Fair. Each shopping center will have four Pepper robots that will greet and engage with customers. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsNeato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Adds Amazon Alexa Voice Control
Users can now control the Neato Botvac Connected robot vacuum using Amazon Alexa voice control on the Echo or Echo Dot. Alexa voice control allows you to start, stop, pause, and resume the Botvac Connected's cleaning cycle. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsCozmo Robot Gets Smarter with Software Update
Anki's Cozmo Robot is getting its first major update on December 5, 2016 that will allow it to talk more, recognize pets, see in the dark, and play new games. Robot Fun · Robot Toys
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