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Mayfield Robotics Is Creating a New Class of Robot. And It’s Adorable.

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Picture a robot from the future. Maybe you’re thinking of Star Trek’s Data, Futurama’s Bender, or the Jetsons’ robot maid Rosie. One thing they all have in common: They have personalities, and they’re treated as functional members of whatever family they’re a part of….

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

How Soft Robotics Is Revolutionizing the Food Harvesting Industry

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

Picking strawberries is a labor intensive job as each berry needs to be pulled off individually. And even though the strawberry harvesting industry is the highest paid of all the berry picking industries, many berries rot on the vine every year because there is…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Kaijen Hsiao, CTO of Mayfield Robotics, to Speak at Innovate Celebrate

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Robots are cool. In addition to reminding us of a time when futuristic technology was reserved for episodes of the Jetsons, these handy little guys are capable of everything from day planning to housework. And if there’s one person who knows how integral robotics…

Gear & Gadgets

12 Personal Robots for Your Home

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:59 am

Since I was a child watching Star Wars and seeing robots like C3Po and R2D2, I’ve dreamed of having a robot of my own. This desire was further strengthened by watching the The Jetson’s family robot, Rosie the Robot Maid who kept the homestead…

Artificial Intelligence

4 Ways You’ll Soon Be Working With Robots

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 12:35 am

We are living in an era where artificial intelligence (A.I.) will play a significant role in our path forward. Entrepreneur Elon Musk warns that A.I. robots should not be turned into war machines. While Russian president Vladimir Putin recently said the nation that leads…

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Gear & Gadgets

This Robotic Mower Will Cut Your Lawn at Night

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

What would you give in exchange for a perfectly manicured lawn and get back some time on the weekend? Since robotic lawn mowers have hit the market, homeowners from all over the country have been eager to capitalize on the benefits offered by these new…

Robotics

United Kingdom

AI Weapons and Killer Robots? Not If Elon Musk Can Help It.

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

A recent vote out of the United Nations has intitated formal discussions on AI weapons: Should tanks, drones, and machine guns operate using processes automated through artificial intelligence? Not according to inventor and business magnate Elon Musk, who is among a group of 116…

Trends

Will AI’s Security Risks Limit Consumer Adoption?

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

By 2020, it’s projected that 85 percent of customer interactions will be managed without a human. Currently, machine learning provides a wide range of functions in our everyday life. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms assist trend analysis in industries such as finance and healthcare. AI helps…

Marketing & Social Media

How AI-Assisted Marketing Is Taking Over Customer Service

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 7:15 am

The rate of technological development occurring in the business world and the continued evolution of Artificial Intelligence in its processes makes one wonder what the future holds for entrepreneurs, and big businesses alike. Artificially intelligent robots are in the race against human marketers to…

Robots

5 Reasons Why Robots Will Never Fully Replace Humans

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We’ve all heard the warnings of our impending dystopian future. We’ve read the books and watched the movies, and we know that soon, perhaps in our lifetimes, the robots will take over and humans will be the subservient ones. Our machines will outsmart us,…

Space

DC

Robots, Biomarkers and Ice Melters Win NASA iTech Challenge Cycle 2

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

NASA is in constant pursuit of discovering the next galaxy and life on another planet. And while interstellar exploration is always on their to-do list, they’re also looking for startups that can help them get there. Earlier this year, we reported on the top…

Health

San Francisco

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

Space

4 Programmer Teams That Won NASA’s Global Space Robotics Challenge

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The journey to Mars has been an arduous process filled with innovative ideas, affordable improvements, and a whole lot of speculation. And while astronauts and engineers figure out how to get us to Mars, NASA is focused on figuring out what we’re going to…

Robotics

Boulder

How Star Wars’ BB-8 Put This Robotics Company on the Map

By | May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In 2014 Sphero, a robotics company based in Boulder, Colorado, didn’t realize that their efforts would be majorly boosted by a fictional robot from a galaxy far, far away. But one of their mentors was Disney CEO Bob Iger, which meant that their company came…

Gear & Gadgets

Boulder

9 Gadgets and Tech From Star Wars That We Wish Were Real

By | May 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

There are a lot of films that either take place in the future or feature technology well ahead of reality, but few fictional universes hold a candle to that of Star Wars. Although their history occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far…

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Robot Vacuums, Elon Musk, Sleep Stress, and Smelly VR

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The fear or missing out is real. Every day, people squander the opportunity to enjoy something truly amazing. Whether it’a an epic party, a famous celebrity, or an enlightening conference, it’s tragically impossible to avoid the fear of missing out. Fortunately, when it comes to…