One airline exec is calling
for harsher penalties on drone operators for near misses between drones and aircraft.
An alliance has been formed
between drone makers.
Amazon got a patent
for drones people can wave down.
drones for filming.
The Borey-10 drone is intended
for mapping, monitoring and surveying.
China has issued
its first drone delivery permit.
were using drones
$80 million worth of Iphones from Hong Kong to Shenzen.
The Commercial Drone Alliance wants
the FAA to regulate hobbyist drone pilots so they can implement a drone air traffic control system.
DJI will allow
developers to customize drones.
Delivery by drone may
be better for the environment.
Drones are being used
to stop poaching
Drones with computer vision are being used
to monitor caribou migrations.
Drones may be part
of the security for Coachella 2018.
an interior life?
A drone pilot was fined
for flying over an Ed Sheeran concert.
Your next airline pilot might
be drone software.
DroneBase and DroneDeploy have partnered
The FAI drone racing
world cup kicks off in April.
First responders used
a drone to save someone's life in the Ozarks for the first time.
You can control
drones with a VR headset and an exosuit called FlyJacket
France's drone registry would require
remote ID of drone operators.
Germany had less of an increase
in drone related incidents
last year than anticipated.
HBO as part of a publicity stunt has delivered
pizza via drone to fans of the Silicon Valley TV show.
Irish researchers just received
a grant for a drone traffic control system.
Japan will end beyond line of sight regulations
for drones by the beginning of 2019.
NASA just completed
a TC 3 level test of a UAV traffic management system. TC 3 means it has a long, long ways to go.
Russia Post's delivery drone
on its debut
Skydio's R1 seems
senseFly has released
new software for drone flight management.
The Trump administration wants
to extend the military's rights to down drones to the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department.
The University of Michigan has officially opened
its M-Air Lab
Using drones as artificial guide stars
for adaptive optics in astronomy.
Vapor.IO has teamed
up with Hangar to act as a drone ATC system.
Zipline announced faster than ever drone delivery.
Anti drone tech is being used
the NASCAR races.
Self Driving Cars:
Self driving cars may be slow
to be adopted by car buyers due to liability concerns.
Some are poo-pooing
the self driving car hype.
Alibaba is testing
its own self driving cars.
Aptiv says Uber kept disabling
safety features in its software.
Arizona's governor has suspended
self driving cars in the state.
Aurora, the self driving car company, has hired
a SpaceX exec and opened Pittsburgh and San Francisco offices.
Automated electric taxis may
be great for the environment
BMW has opened
an autonomous driving lab
Britain will not regulate
self driving cars until they are market ready.
California's DMV will now allow
fully driverless vehicle testing
California is also proposing regulations
for driverless cars picking up passengers.
be the next state to allow testing of self driving cars.
Cruise's CTO has been ousted
after only 6 months
One of Cruise's self driving cars got
Cruise just bought Zippy.ai, but not for its tech! But rather for the people
its self driving cargo vehicle will start deliveries this fall.
Ford's self driving car service will launch
at scale in 2021.
Intel is responding
to the Uber crash.
Mobileye has demonstrated
with the video from Uber of the cyclist that their software would have picked up the issue at least a second before impact.
Nvidia has suspended
self driving car tests
Nvidia's Huang is urging
caution in judging Uber's engineers.
Nvidia has a simulation
framework to test self driving cars virtually
before taking to the road
Nvidia is pitching
others to use their self driving car software.
Nvidia's Huang has also clarified
that Uber is not using Nvidia's software.
Phantom Auto will be able to drive
your self driving car remotely if it gets stuck.
Scotty Labs has raised a round of funding
for its remote piloting of self driving cars.
Self driving cars could shrink
A Tesla Model X crashed while using autopilot on Highway 101 in California. The driver was killed. The driver reportedly
repeatedly complained about Autopilot. The NTSB is rather unhappy
that Tesla has been releasing details
about the accident
while its investigation is ongoing. The NTSB says they kicked
Tesla out of the investigation due to Tesla's habit
of revealing information before the investigation was complete. Tesla says
the driver for the crash. Watch a Tesla under autopilot veer
for the exact same spot where the person was killed by the Model X. There is growing evidence Autopilot doesn't handle
lane dividers well. Here's one take
on the Model X crash.
Tesla has made it easier
to use Autopilot in the Model 3.
Some are angry
over a NYT review of the Model 3's Autopilot.
lose of autonomy in its cars before its ready could seriously backfire.
Uber will not reapply
for its permit to test self driving cars in California.
Uber may have been testing proprietary safety features
on its self driving car when the lethal crash took place. Or was it because there was a blind spot
in the lidar? There are reports
Uber reduced the number sensors in the car.
Uber has settled
with the family
of the woman
killed by their self driving car.
The head of Uber Freight is out
VW will debut
self parking by 2020.
Waymo is starting
to eclipse Uber in the race to self driving taxis.
Waymo is certain their car tech would have not killed
the woman that Uber's self driving car did.
Waymo is continuing
with their rollout of the self driving car service.
Waymo is teaming
up with jaguar for a high end self driving suv and self driving car service
Waymo and Honda may team
up for an autonomous delivery vehicle.
Waymo has promised
not to harvest data from self driving cars.
Waymo has reportedly applied
its self driving cars without drivers in California.
A 3d printed house in France will soon
have its occupants
move in. It gets reviewed
A one bedroom 3d printed house was shown
off in Italy.
Print the house
is 3d printing for housing
LBNL is testing
a 3d printer for all liquid (!) structures.
LLNL has developed
a glass 3d printing tech for optical quality glass.
Mini's head of design talks
how 3d printing could change cars.
MX3D's printed bridge
is nearing finishing
NASA's Orion capsule
has a lot of 3d printed
A new smart ink adds
texture and color to 3d printers' products.
Is 3d printing or CNC machining better
for making auto parts?
3d printed bandages are a being developed
A high end restaurant in the Netherlands is looking at adding
3d printed food to the menu.
A Spanish startup 3d prints
houses in 12 hours or less.
What is the future
of open source 3d printers?
Nike has developed
3d printed textiles
Hyundai Mobis is opening a workshop
for 3d printed car parts.
Print that ...pizza
6 River Systems raised
$25 million for its warehouse robot business.
a car vending machine. Not kidding.
Aquabotix just unleashed
its swarming, autonomous boat
...anyone remember the scene
from Dune, the movie that is...
Festo has unveiled
a new generation
of robotic animals.
Fetch just added
two more robots to its catalog for warehouses.
Gecko inspired coatings are helping
grippers for robots.
Honeybot is a honey pot robot
for cyber security for industrial robots.
University of Houston has developed
a new softbot.
A new company wants
to make the Lego Mindstorms for everyone.
be the first
robotic ocean cargo company.
Monarch is a new surgerical robot.
Watch out, TaskRabbit! NTU Singapore has a robot
that can autonomously
assemble an Ikea chair in 20 minutes
Patients are more likely to accept
robotic dentistry for noninvasion procedures.
Playground is betting
big on robots.
Researchers have developed
a robotic system for picking up irregularly shaped 3d printed parts.
Robots may help
grow wine in California shortly.
New software from CMU translate
3d shapes into patterns
for a knitting machine on demand
CMU has teamed
up with Sony to research cooking robots.
NIST has two robots to help develop
the 5G standard.
Now there's a bot
to park your trailer. Remote controlled for now...
Tapster's bots are designed
to touch screens. whuh?!
Some analysts are saying
Tesla is overusing automation in its Model 3 assembly line. Musk now agrees
that is what has been slowing down production of the Model 3. Tesla has temporarily
stopped its Model 3 line.
UUV's are being used
to map the ocean by sound.
a exoskeleton for skiers
And there's an exoskeleton
for fire fighters.
A FDA approved 3d printed prosthetic arm
will go on sale shortly
DARPA has a memory enhancing brain prosthesis
A brain implant has returned sensation
to a paralyzed man's arm.
Using AI to predict
biological age based on your smartphone and wearable tech.
AI is rapidly changing
the location and types of job that is the best paying.
Can AI predict
is likely on other worlds?
AI is spreading
to nontech businesses.
To protect AI, show
it fake data.
Can AI predict
your life span?
An AI has been created
to work on chemistry.
AI might become
sexist, racist due to data being fed to it.
AI needs your data to be useful.
Adobe is starting
to use AI in its products.
Amazon's Alexa can
play music, podcasts, etc. now.
Alexa can also take
Alexa can control
Alexa's hands' free mode is coming
to Fire Tablets 7 & 8.
Alexa can now be given
new skills without needing to know how to program.
Amazon is shipping
DeepLens, a camera intended for use with machine learning, in June.
Apple has stolen
of AI research.
Apple is on a hiring
spree for Siri.
What Apple's Siri can learn
from Google's Assistant.
an productivity monitoring AI. The Computer
has a phylogenic basal relative.
Baidu is showing
off its pocket translator.
BenevolentAI has just raised $115M for its efforts to use bots to develop energy and
Bots on twitter are the source
for 2/3's the popular article shares.
Can Bot stuntmen improve
A bot makes
Flintstone cartoons from textual descriptions.
Can bots make a smart phone into a microscope
The Brits are worried
about bias in AI.
California is putting forward a bill
to force Twitter and Facebook to ID bots on their systems.
Computer vision systems can be tricked
by changing the color of the object its meant to ID.
A Deep Learning paper spawned
a large online collaboration.
Facebook has delayed
its own digital assistant. Couldn't possibly understand why.
Facebook's Zuckerberg thinks
AI will curb hate speech online in 5 or so years.
Facebook is developing
its own processors and hardware for its AI work.
to become an AI hub
Google X Labs is using
AI to improve agriculture.
Google is turning
to users outside the US to improve its AI.
Google has rolled
out a natural language processor called "Talk to Books."
Google's AI can pick
voices out of a crowd.
Google AI is being applied
to cellular biology.
a DIY AI kit.
HelpSelf is being marketed
as an AI app to help with legal problems.
LawGeex is creating
a software bot for contract review.
The Linux Foundation has launched
a deep learning foundation.
Machine learning with supercomputers is being used
for ag as well.
Machine learning helped
speed up the discovery of metallic glass.
How to tell
if your machine learning algorithm is actually working?
courses on AI.
Microsoft is touting
a breakthrough for making chatbots more conversational.
Microsoft's AI knows
when to politely interrupt a conversation.
a beta Cortana for Android.
MIT has severed
ties with the 'always fatal
' uploading startup, Nectome.
OpenAI is challenging developers to play
the 90s classic Sonic the Hedgehog using
China's SenseTime startup just raised
The, uh, "case
" for an AI to be US President.
Node just grabbed two AI researchers
for its bot driven search tool.
Porsche invested in the Israeli company, Anagog
Pursuing the perfect voice
for software bots.
an algorithm for bots to detect face swaps on pictures.
Russia's S7 Airlines is looking
at adding bots to improve customer communications.
Sinovation just raised
$50M for its AI fund from BBVA.
Software bots are now able to generate
3d models of a person with a few seconds of video.
A new software bot can detect
fakes, supposedly, on social networks.
Software bots don't handle
crises very well.
Software bots are being used
to find malware.
Who will benefit
from enterprise level software bots?
A software bot to create
chatbots for restaurants.
Using software bots to detect
Stripe has developed
bots to detect fraud.
Supermarkets will be taken
over by AI, at least in the produce aisles.
Suplari is trying
to bring "AI" to procurements.
The Univesity of Washington used
data from DOGS
to train an AI.
Xiaomi has developed
its own assistant for China.
Georgia Tech's Gil Weinberg talks
robopocalypse in a podcast.
The ex head of Google in China says
the list of countries that are going to do well in the Robopocalypse is comprised of two: America and China, everyone else is screwed.
Techcrunch has teamed
up with UC Berkeley to present
on the Robopocalypse at Zellerbach Hall on May 11, 2018.
a bot hacking?
by the US against China target robotics.
The Chinese are starting
to talk about Universal Basic Income to deal with the Robopocalyptic job genocide in Hong Kong.
However, Finland is scrapping
their experiment in Universal Basic Income.
How automation will effect
(in the US)?
What is the effect
of the robopocalypse on innovation?
The EU is struggling
with the idea of software being people.
Eastern Europe is embracing
the robopocalypse due to a worker shortage.
The British House of Lords is worried
about the robopocalypse.