Saturday, June 24, 2017

MEET TEO, THE IRONING ROBOT


It is evident consumer robots will the next big market to tackle for manufacturers. So far, no one knows for sure what types of robots, we can expect to be created in the coming years. TEO is an intriguing robot which is capable of ironing clothes. Considering how a lot of people hate ironing, robots like these could become quite popular in the coming years. It is possible we will see more projects like TEO moving forward.

New Lensless Camera Technology


After seeing a camera inserted into a man’s eye, we are not surprised to learn a lensless camera as thin as a piece of paper is under development. Caltech has just released a new research paper titled, “An 8×8 Heterodyne Lens-less OPA Camera,” that details how they have created a way for a digital camera to be constructed from an ultra-thin arrangement of photosensors. The team made up of Reza Fatemi, Behrooz Abiri, and Ali Hajimiri have called the technology an “optical phased array” or OPA.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ford tests New Technology Takes Guesswork Out of Getting Out of The Way in an Emergency


Regardless of how loud their sirens are, accurately locating approaching emergency vehicles while behind the wheel can be difficult. And those that don't realize such vehicles are headed their way can slow their progress through traffic. Ford is trying to cut down on such delays with a prototype system that lets drivers know exactly where the emergency vehicle is coming from so they can get out of the way.

The DoctorBot will see you now: Self-driving AI clinic can see patients on the street


Self-driving robotic health clinics that roll right up to patients on the street could one day become a reality.
A new concept dubbed Aim hopes to harness artificial intelligence to improve everyday healthcare, using smart devices in the home as well as a mobile app to keep track of patient data.
With a self-driving clinic, patients could have access to accessible diagnostics even if they can’t make it to the doctor, including thermography, imaging, and breath analysis – and, it could even provide emergency transport if necessary.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Novel Tech Pushes Diabetes Treatment in New Direction


It is estimated that 415 million people are living with diabetes in the world, which is estimated to be 1 in 11 of the world's adult population. 46% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed.
Insulin is the standard form of treatment, but a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last year indicated the price of these drugs more than tripled between 2002 and 2013. The total cost rose from around $231 a year to $736 a year for each patient, according to the report.

LG Display Unveils World’s First 77-inch Flexible and Transparent OLED Display


It's an exciting time in display technologies, with flexible and transparentscreens popping up regularly, albeit in the lab rather than on our devices. LG just set a new high bar though, with a huge 77-inch OLED screen that you can see through and roll up.
LG is describing it as the first of its kind and we haven't seen anything quite like it before. The screen boasts a 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and has a 40 percent transparency. And the company says it can be rolled up to a radius of just 80 mm without affecting the function of the display.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lenovo Teases Unique Flexible Laptop With Bendable Screen


Lenovo displayed an ultimate flexible laptop concept at an event held in New York on Tuesday. The idea, which seems somewhat crazy, is that the screen is bendable, and the laptop can be closed just like any other. The concept device comes with the conjoined keyboard, no hinge and a stylus.

Electric Volocopter as an Autonomous Air Taxi in Dubai


If there is one place on Earth that seems set to embrace audacious transport solutions, then that place is Dubai. Already with upcoming flying taxi trials and plans for a supersonic Hyperloop network on the table, the city will soon see an 18-rotor electric "Volocopter" take flight as part of its first real-world test run.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy


The majority of the planet's surface may be water, but unfortunately a heaping pile of salt makes most of that undrinkable. Desalination makes saltwater more palatable and potable, but being a bit of an energy guzzler means it isn't the most practical solution in off-grid situations. A new system makes use of nanoparticles to harness the power of the sun and distill water more efficiently, without needing electricity.

Toyota Is Developing Technology That Stops Your Car If You Have a Heart Attack


Many vehicle crashes are due to unexpected medical emergencies such as heart attacks. So, Japanese automaker Toyota has teamed up with researchers from the University of Michigan to investigate whether advanced vehicle technology could predict and potentially prevent such accidents. They are developing a heart monitoring technology that may revolutionize the automobile industry.

London to Edinburgh in EIGHT minutes? 'Hyper Chariot' that can catapult car-sized capsules through airless tubes at 4,000mph could be a reality by 2040, claims Hollywood actor presiding over the transport system



Founders of a 4,000mph (6,400 km/h) Hyperloop-style super-shuttle claim it will whisk passengers between London and Edinburgh in just eight minutes.

The ambitious Hyper Chariot concept uses roller coaster-type technology to catapult car-sized capsules through airless concrete tubes at five times the speed of sound - and more than five times faster than Elon Musk's Hyperloop. 

The hypersonic public transport system, presided over by Hollywood actor Matthew Modine,  will be fully operational by 2040 with test centres opening next year, the founders claim.

Monday, June 19, 2017

World's first flat-pack soft robot that can move without a motor: DeployBot crawls like an inchworm and could be used on future space missions


Researchers have built the world's first soft robot that can move without the need for a motor or any mechanical components.
The robot, which the team has named 'DeployBot', moves like an inchworm when an electric current is applied to its frame.
The team believes that it could have a range of uses, including on future space missions, where access to motors is limited.
The robot is designed by researchers from Seoul National University and Sungkyunkwan University.

Autonomous Airbus helicopter makes its first flights


Paris, France, 19 June 2017 – Airbus Helicopters recently started autonomous flight trials of a VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator, paving the way for a first flight of the actual VSR700 prototype in 2018. A light military rotary-wing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the VSR700 is being developed jointly by Airbus Helicopters and Helicopteres Guimbal, the original manufacturer of the civil-certified Cabri G2 helicopter from which the VSR700 is derived.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Neva's airquadone is the flying quadbike you've been waiting for



Neva’s airquadone, the concept for which has just been unveiled at the paris air show, takes the titles as the world’s first flying quad bike.

The futuristic ride is a fully-electrical vehicle expected to weigh around 500 kg and carry payloads of up to 100kg. the craft sets out to be licensed under the light aircraft certification within the USA and EU.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Award-Winning ‘Hyperloop Hotel’ Offers High-Speed Travel in Luxury Rooms


A graduate architecture student, Brandan Siebrecht, from the University of Las 
Vegas designed a futuristic ‘Hyperloop Hotel’. Siebrecht’s concept won him the 
2017 Radical Innovation Award for the most creative and feasible hotel design.