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Autonomous mobile robots from Chinese technology company Hikvision. These robots are ultra-efficient at tasks like sorting packages, moving pallets, and parking cars. The video from Hikvision shows the impressive bots in action.

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Fuseproject Creates Intuitive Robots and Wearables for Older Adults

Fuseproject studio’s newest debuts tackle a challenging question: how can designers help aging consumers reap the benefits of the newest technologies in a way that feels intuitive, friendly and unobtrusive? With the announcement of two of their newest projects—ElliQ and Superflex—Yve Behar’s team continues their recent fascination with robotic technologies through products that could significantly help those dealing with a number of issues related to aging. 

After conducting research concerning aging populations, Fuseproject discovered that almost 43% of older adults report feeling lonely. The studio in turn aimed to create a product that can alleviate this feeling and partnered with Intuition Robotics to create ElliQ: a new kind of robotic personal assistant. 

ElliQ not only can remind you to take your medications and connect you to loved ones via video conferencing, it can also learn your preferences and give you suggestions on things to listen to or watch. The robot was designed not to resemble conventional notions of robots (scary facial expression, bionic pincher arms, etc.), but instead a type of emotive body language similar to humans through different movements, sounds, lights and images. Founder of Intuition Robotics Dor Skuler notes their goal was to create an “elegant design to empower older adults to intuitively interact with technology and easily connect with content and loved ones, and pursue an active lifestyle. We like to think of her as part communication coordinator, part facilitator of lifelong learning and part coach.”

For their next project, Fuseproject partnered with Superflex, a startup working in the realm they coined as ‘powered clothing’. Being exhibited at the ‘New Old’ Exhibition this month at the London Design Museum, Superflex tackles how this wearable technology can benefit aging individuals in the here and now. This technology utilizes different motors and types of artificial intelligence within a body suit resting at key mobility points (the torso, hips and legs). Reacting to the wearer’s own movements, the body suits adds muscular power assistance in order to help those with mobility problems move more freely—therefore making it easier to walk, get in and out of a seating position, climb stairs, etc. 

Behar also makes an interesting point about how with Superflex, Fuseproject made a deliberate effort to challenge the “sickroom aesthetic” many medical products for older people possess: “instead of the design and aesthetic framework of products for the aging market that is stigmatizing and reinforces increased marginalization, the materials and design details of the Superflex design are about comfort, performance and style.” Still in development mode, Superflex and Fuseproject are working together to create working models for consumers that will be comfortable, minimal (so it can stealthily be worn under clothing) and easily washed. 

Each of these ideas offer loads of exciting new opportunities for aging individuals as well as designers in the upcoming robotic age—with new progressive and intuitive technologies, older consumers can be offered quicker solutions to both physical and mental ails while designers have the opportunity to better individual’s lives at a massive scale. 


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9 Ways Robots and AI Took Over 2016 + How to Cope

2016 will be remembered as the year of AI systems—they’ve begun to take over the arts, child care, holiday cheer and human jobs. We’ve taken inventory of the skills the systems have gained in 2016 in order to prepare ourselves for years to come:

Paint By Algorithm

Do you ever wish artists like Picasso, Basquiat or even Michelangelo could come back to life to create new work? No need—there’s an AI system for that! This one took data from Rembrandt’s paintings and composed a new one in the late artist’s style. 

Understanding Human Emotion

IBM’s Watson expanded its artistic palette to film when it edited a movie trailer for the horror movie, Morgan. This marks the first AI edited movie trailer, and the irony is almost too creepy—Morgan is about an AI system spiraling out of control.

Read My Lips…

Humans can only read lips at a lame accuracy of 52.3%—the reasoning behind training an AI to do much better. LipNet far surpasses humans with an impressive speech to text accuracy rate of 93.4%. 

Rockabye Baby

The one thing humans value more than their own lives is the lives of their children. SNOO the robotic cradle acts as an extension of the parent to help lull babies to sleep by mimicking the uterus experience. Equal parts terrifying and helpful.

Look Son, No Hands!

This self-propelled baby stroller pushes itself so you don’t have to. Parents, would you use this?

Give Thanks to Opposable Thumbs

A main criticism of the spike in technology is the fear of losing touch with our human qualities. The good news? Drones are still incapable of cooking—a skill better left to humans for now, as demonstrated by the X-Star Premium Drone’s messy attempt at putting together Thanksgiving dinner.

Spreading Christmas Cheer is Singling Loud for All to Hear

Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday that’s been infiltrated by robots this year—an AI created it’s own holiday song based on 100 hours of Christmas music, 50 hours of song lyrics, and video feed from the game Just Dance. If that’s not scary enough, the first-person lyrics include, “I’ve always been there for the rest of our lives.” Start training for war now.

Ultimate Strength

It looks like AAA will have some competition in the near future. This year, six powerful microbots figured out how to work together to pull a 4,000 pound car. 

Performing Human Activities

It’s incredible how physical robots have developed over the years. This humanoid robot programmed by Boston Dynamics is able to accomplish simple human tasks—think opening doors and standing back up after falling—with astounding tenacity.

How can we cope?

AI systems with humanlike qualities are both frightening and exciting. The next step in developing technology is figuring out how to properly integrate them into our workflow and education system. At this year’s Core77 Conference, keynote speaker Alexis Lloyd reminded us that coexisting with technology is the key to the success of both robots and humans. 

What About Our Jobs?

Another popular topic this year stems from our fear of losing human jobs to AI. In this video from online think tank Big Think, Dr. Michio Kaku breaks down what jobs we can expect to see thrive and become obsolete in the near future.

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More from Core77’s 2016 Year in Review

The 16 Best Stories from 2016

16(ish) of 2016’s Best Materials Moments

2016 Best of Furniture Design

10 Things 2016 Had to Offer to the Future of Transportation

2016 Best of Digital Fabrication

15 Reader Submitted Projects That Wowed This Year

Footwear Designs That Pushed Boundaries in 2016

2016 Marks the First Year in the “Age of the Drone”

The Best of Sketching in 2016


Core77

9 Ways Robots and AI Took Over 2016 + How to Cope

2016 will be remembered as the year of AI systems—they’ve begun to take over the arts, child care, holiday cheer and human jobs. We’ve taken inventory of the skills the systems have gained in 2016 in order to prepare ourselves for years to come:

Paint By Algorithm

Do you ever wish artists like Picasso, Basquiat or even Michelangelo could come back to life to create new work? No need—there’s an AI system for that! This one took data from Rembrandt’s paintings and composed a new one in the late artist’s style. 

Understanding Human Emotion

IBM’s Watson expanded its artistic palette to film when it edited a movie trailer for the horror movie, Morgan. This marks the first AI edited movie trailer, and the irony is almost too creepy—Morgan is about an AI system spiraling out of control.

Read My Lips…

Humans can only read lips at a lame accuracy of 52.3%—the reasoning behind training an AI to do much better. LipNet far surpasses humans with an impressive speech to text accuracy rate of 93.4%. 

Rockabye Baby

The one thing humans value more than their own lives is the lives of their children. SNOO the robotic cradle acts as an extension of the parent to help lull babies to sleep by mimicking the uterus experience. Equal parts terrifying and helpful.

Look Son, No Hands!

This self-propelled baby stroller pushes itself so you don’t have to. Parents, would you use this?

Give Thanks to Opposable Thumbs

A main criticism of the spike in technology is the fear of losing touch with our human qualities. The good news? Drones are still incapable of cooking—a skill better left to humans for now, as demonstrated by the X-Star Premium Drone’s messy attempt at putting together Thanksgiving dinner.

Spreading Christmas Cheer is Singling Loud for All to Hear

Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday that’s been infiltrated by robots this year—an AI created it’s own holiday song based on 100 hours of Christmas music, 50 hours of song lyrics, and video feed from the game Just Dance. If that’s not scary enough, the first-person lyrics include, “I’ve always been there for the rest of our lives.” Start training for war now.

Ultimate Strength

It looks like AAA will have some competition in the near future. This year, six powerful microbots figured out how to work together to pull a 4,000 pound car. 

Performing Human Activities

It’s incredible how physical robots have developed over the years. This humanoid robot programmed by Boston Dynamics is able to accomplish simple human tasks—think opening doors and standing back up after falling—with astounding tenacity.

How can we cope?

AI systems with humanlike qualities are both frightening and exciting. The next step in developing technology is figuring out how to properly integrate them into our workflow and education system. At this year’s Core77 Conference, keynote speaker Alexis Lloyd reminded us that coexisting with technology is the key to the success of both robots and humans. 

What About Our Jobs?

Another popular topic this year stems from our fear of losing human jobs to AI. In this video from online think tank Big Think, Dr. Michio Kaku breaks down what jobs we can expect to see thrive and become obsolete in the near future.

_______________________________________

More from Core77’s 2016 Year in Review

The 16 Best Stories from 2016

16(ish) of 2016’s Best Materials Moments

2016 Best of Furniture Design

10 Things 2016 Had to Offer to the Future of Transportation

2016 Best of Digital Fabrication

15 Reader Submitted Projects That Wowed This Year

Footwear Designs That Pushed Boundaries in 2016

2016 Marks the First Year in the “Age of the Drone”

The Best of Sketching in 2016


Core77

9 Ways Robots and AI Took Over 2016 + How to Cope

2016 will be remembered as the year of AI systems—they’ve begun to take over the arts, child care, holiday cheer and human jobs. We’ve taken inventory of the skills the systems have gained in 2016 in order to prepare ourselves for years to come:

Paint By Algorithm

Do you ever wish artists like Picasso, Basquiat or even Michelangelo could come back to life to create new work? No need—there’s an AI system for that! This one took data from Rembrandt’s paintings and composed a new one in the late artist’s style. 

Understanding Human Emotion

IBM’s Watson expanded its artistic palette to film when it edited a movie trailer for the horror movie, Morgan. This marks the first AI edited movie trailer, and the irony is almost too creepy—Morgan is about an AI system spiraling out of control.

Read My Lips…

Humans can only read lips at a lame accuracy of 52.3%—the reasoning behind training an AI to do much better. LipNet far surpasses humans with an impressive speech to text accuracy rate of 93.4%. 

Rockabye Baby

The one thing humans value more than their own lives is the lives of their children. SNOO the robotic cradle acts as an extension of the parent to help lull babies to sleep by mimicking the uterus experience. Equal parts terrifying and helpful.

Look Son, No Hands!

This self-propelled baby stroller pushes itself so you don’t have to. Parents, would you use this?

Give Thanks to Opposable Thumbs

A main criticism of the spike in technology is the fear of losing touch with our human qualities. The good news? Drones are still incapable of cooking—a skill better left to humans for now, as demonstrated by the X-Star Premium Drone’s messy attempt at putting together Thanksgiving dinner.

Spreading Christmas Cheer is Singling Loud for All to Hear

Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday that’s been infiltrated by robots this year—an AI created it’s own holiday song based on 100 hours of Christmas music, 50 hours of song lyrics, and video feed from the game Just Dance. If that’s not scary enough, the first-person lyrics include, “I’ve always been there for the rest of our lives.” Start training for war now.

Ultimate Strength

It looks like AAA will have some competition in the near future. This year, six powerful microbots figured out how to work together to pull a 4,000 pound car. 

Performing Human Activities

It’s incredible how physical robots have developed over the years. This humanoid robot programmed by Boston Dynamics is able to accomplish simple human tasks—think opening doors and standing back up after falling—with astounding tenacity.

How can we cope?

AI systems with humanlike qualities are both frightening and exciting. The next step in developing technology is figuring out how to properly integrate them into our workflow and education system. At this year’s Core77 Conference, keynote speaker Alexis Lloyd reminded us that coexisting with technology is the key to the success of both robots and humans. 

What About Our Jobs?

Another popular topic this year stems from our fear of losing human jobs to AI. In this video from online think tank Big Think, Dr. Michio Kaku breaks down what jobs we can expect to see thrive and become obsolete in the near future.

_______________________________________

More from Core77’s 2016 Year in Review

The 16 Best Stories from 2016

16(ish) of 2016’s Best Materials Moments

2016 Best of Furniture Design

10 Things 2016 Had to Offer to the Future of Transportation

2016 Best of Digital Fabrication

15 Reader Submitted Projects That Wowed This Year

Footwear Designs That Pushed Boundaries in 2016

2016 Marks the First Year in the “Age of the Drone”

The Best of Sketching in 2016


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3 Festive Robots You Might Have Missed

With holiday season in full swing it can be easy to miss vital updates like these suspiciously cheery robo-greetings. Whether you’re a luddite skeptic or AI evangelist, this set of festive computerized demonstrations will keep you from thinking about the inevitable fade of human relevance.

If you think your mom/local bartender serves the best mulled wine, you might be shocked by the thoughtful hospitality of this robot, programmed by ArtiMinds:

The FZI Living Lab take on holiday baking felt a little close to home. I don’t appreciate too many cooks in my kitchen, even if one of them IS an adorable helper robot with soulful eyes and limited kneading experience.

Maybe cookie cutter shoes are the next dog boots?

What would Christmas look like if it was spearheaded by a robotic letter writer, with presents delivered by drone, and Rudolph replaced with a Boston Dynamics-esque Big Dog? Ask Autonomous Systems Lab and the Robotic Systems Lab.

So keep your holiday spirits up and your eyes on the skies. Like Santa, robots work all year round. 


Core77

3 Festive Robots You Might Have Missed

With holiday season in full swing it can be easy to miss vital updates like these suspiciously cheery robo-greetings. Whether you’re a luddite skeptic or AI evangelist, this set of festive computerized demonstrations will keep you from thinking about the inevitable fade of human relevance.

If you think your mom/local bartender serves the best mulled wine, you might be shocked by the thoughtful hospitality of this robot, programmed by ArtiMinds:

The FZI Living Lab take on holiday baking felt a little close to home. I don’t appreciate too many cooks in my kitchen, even if one of them IS an adorable helper robot with soulful eyes and limited kneading experience.

Maybe cookie cutter shoes are the next dog boots?

What would Christmas look like if it was spearheaded by a robotic letter writer, with presents delivered by drone, and Rudolph replaced with a Boston Dynamics-esque Big Dog? Ask Autonomous Systems Lab and the Robotic Systems Lab.

So keep your holiday spirits up and your eyes on the skies. Like Santa, robots work all year round. 


Core77

3 Festive Robots You Might Have Missed

With holiday season in full swing it can be easy to miss vital updates like these suspiciously cheery robo-greetings. Whether you’re a luddite skeptic or AI evangelist, this set of festive computerized demonstrations will keep you from thinking about the inevitable fade of human relevance.

If you think your mom/local bartender serves the best mulled wine, you might be shocked by the thoughtful hospitality of this robot, programmed by ArtiMinds:

The FZI Living Lab take on holiday baking felt a little close to home. I don’t appreciate too many cooks in my kitchen, even if one of them IS an adorable helper robot with soulful eyes and limited kneading experience.

Maybe cookie cutter shoes are the next dog boots?

What would Christmas look like if it was spearheaded by a robotic letter writer, with presents delivered by drone, and Rudolph replaced with a Boston Dynamics-esque Big Dog? Ask Autonomous Systems Lab and the Robotic Systems Lab.

So keep your holiday spirits up and your eyes on the skies. Like Santa, robots work all year round. 


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How Would You Incorporate Robots Into Your Daily Routine?

This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! This one’s an interesting inquiry by Core77 reader Gabriele_Ermacora that involves a bit of future gazing. Well-versed in robotics, Gabriele asks: 

“I am about to develop this idea that excited me a lot: making accessible robotic software development to designers and artists in an easy way. [I want to make] a very easy interface for developing robotic applications accessible to non-expert or not-super geeks. In this way an artists or designers could create easily a robotic art installation or robotics application. 
I come from the robotics geek world so I have no idea (that’s why I’m asking here) if this could be interesting to designers…”

[Have you] ever used robots? Would it be interesting for a designer to have this tool?

As robots infiltrate more and more corners of our lives, it’s interesting to consider the vast opportunities for solutions having robots around might be able to solve. Ralphzoontjens tuned in to contribute a few different ideas for how designers could incorporate robots into their lives: 

“If I would use a robot would depend on its price and functionality. Some of my ideas:

– a robotic desk light with integrated web cam so it can track and follow my hands. This would be nice for creating videos of me working on sketches / tinkering to send to clients for either presentation or work logging.

– A robot/virtual assistant that handles the scanning and documenting of my sketches and notes, automatically adjusting contrast, recognizing my hand writing etc. and a piece of software to store and catalog all my sketches.

– A robot that I put on the coffee table to translate to me when people are speaking different languages or even just pick up words and output them on a simple display… It would be a nice feature if it could also store a to-do list and randomly ask whether or not you already did certain tasks, another feature could be that it stimulates creativity by randomly uttering sentences like ‘what if you would combine a solar panel (x) and a piggy bank (y)?’

– A robot in the car that dispenses mints/sweets/drinks and does tasks like holding your parking tickets.

So how would you apply a robot to your daily routine? Share your ideas in the comment feed below!

(Also feel free to check out the original post and contribute on our discussion board!)


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Design Job: Design Rainbows and Robots: Kikkerland is Seeking a Product Designer in New York City

Kikkerland Design, Inc. is a company that creates and markets products in the gift, stationery and housewares industry. All our products have a distinct Kikkerland character. The position of Product Designer/ Developer is versatile team player who will work closely with the Kikkerland team to create innovative

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This Robot Was Involved In Apprehension of Boston Bombing Suspect

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A robot was used by police in Watertown, Mass. to pull the tarp off the boat in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston bombing case taken into custody last night, was first discovered by the owner of the boat, which was parked in the owner’s backyard. While authorities did not specify exactly which robot was used to pull said tarp, Mashable has identified at least one robot that was on the scene

In this photo, taken by an eyewitness near the house where Tsarnaev was hiding from police, a robot appears to be investigating a car authorities deemed suspicious. The car matches the description of a Honda which authorities were searching for Friday, but that alert was later canceled Read more…

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Adorable Robots Ask Personal Questions for Documentary

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If an adorable robot asked you a series of personal questions (“Who do you love most in the world?” “What really scares you?”), would you be more inclined to answer than if asked by a human?

As a part of a documentary project affiliated with the TriBeCa Film Festival, cute robots with video cameras for eyes have been filming people as they answer various sensitive questions

Called “Robots in Residence” and created by robot company BlabDroid, the footage collected from Friday until Sunday, April 21 from festival attendees will be pieced together for a short film. It will become the first documentary filmed entirely by pre-programmed robots. Read more…

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Wave Glider sea robot gets a new version, replete with more power and gear

Wave Glider sea robot gets a new version, replete with more power and much more gear

The latest seafaring robot from Liquid Robotics got an unveiling this morning. Dubbed the Wave Glider SV3, the mobile, amphibious robot is targeted at the (thoroughly unexciting) usual suspects: big oil, the government, and scientific researchers. Apparently those halcyon days of seeking out Guinness World Records are over. Compared with the previous SV2 model, the latest ship runs faster (2.5 knots top speed), carries more (100 pounds, compared to a paltry 40 in the previous ship), and lasts longer (an additional 40 percent of surface area on the deck allows for many more solar cells). All that extra oomph should allow Liquid Robotics’ customers to spend even more time plumbing the Earth’s waters for … well, whatever they’d like. And for the mock G.I. Joe battles that are assuredly taking place with the Wave Glider. Like, come on.

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Creepy PETMAN Robot Tries On Protective Suit, Walks Like a Boss

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Boston Dynamics, maker of the most uncanny walking robots in the world, has just taken its humanoid experimentation a step further. Now the robot-locomotion experts are using their PETMAN anthropomorphic robot to see how well protective clothing works in the real world.

When you watch the video above, notice PETMAN’s human-like gait.

When you watch the video above, notice PETMAN’s human-like gait. It’s getting close to looking like a human walking, especially when dressed in that camo gear, but still resembles an old man walking through deep snow. Even so, it’s a remarkable achievement, and certainly functions as a realistic testbed for determining whether this hazmat suit will remain airtight in harsh or toxic environments. Read more…

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York Robot Team Creates Frisbee Throwing Robot

York Robot Team Creates Frisbee Throwing RobotYork TechFire 225 teammates Gracie Putnam and Wren Hensgen have a common love for all things robotics, which is why they are working together on the TyranoSaucer Rex. Got to give them credit for the quirky yet lovable name, where the TyranoSaucer Rex is maneuvered via remote control, and should be worth taking a look at if you happen to have a dog who loves playing fetch, as this robot is capable of accurately launching Frisbees across a large room.

In fact, you can say that York County is the place where some of the best robot-building Frisbee throwers are bred, as this team of high-schoolers managed to earn their place in a regional robotics competition this month, as a reward for turning up first a district qualifying event in March. This ongoing robotic event is somewhat akin to a “varsity sport,” where you get your cheerleaders and fans screaming behind you, and have to think of game strategy among others. We do wonder just how far this team from York County will go, but all the best to them!

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