RAVE- Robot Avatar Thermal Enhanced – will break the communication barrier that widely impacts many young children with minimal or no language and social interaction in early life.

Petitto Brain & Language Laboratory Completes Successful RAVE Pilot Launch The Petitto Brain & Language Laboratory, BL2, (Petitto, Scientific Director) has successfully piloted its RAVE ("Robot Avatar Thermal-Enhanced") prototype learning tool with 25 infants over the course of five days. The pilot was successfully executed between June 25 – 30, 2017. Insufficient minimal language exposure in very young children has been shown to have a devastating impact on these children’s ability ...
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Machine learning – Next new level of computer evolution

Machine learning is the subfield of computer science that, according to Arthur Samuel, gives "computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. There is little doubt that Machine Learning (ML) and Artif...
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Airborne Wireless Network is in the process of creating a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight.

Airborne Wireless Network Airborne Wireless Network is in the process of creating a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. Each aircraft participating in the network will act as an airborne repeater or router sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next creating a digital superhighway in the sky. ABWN intends is to be a high-speed broadband internet pipeline to improve coverage connectivity where lacking. ABWN does not...
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Stanford researchers develop a new soft, growing robot

Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-tight cylinder. They place the device at the entrance of the debris and flip a switch. From one end of the cylinder, a tendril extends into the mass of stones and dirt, like a fast-climbing vine. A camera at the tip of the tendril gives rescuers a view of the otherwise unreachable places beneath the rubble. ...
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Crime fighting security robot by knightscope

Knightscope (the K5 beta prototype) is a fully autonomous robot, used to monitor crimes in schools, businesses, and neighborhoods. Its developers stated that development was inspired by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and to prevent future crimes. The K5 robot is 5 feet tall, and 300 pounds. The K5 detects crime using a variety of sensors including video camera, thermal imaging sensors, a laser range finder, radar, air quality sensors and a microphone. The K5 has been developed s...
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‘IRISBOND’ is building solutions to allow controlling robots and systems using your eyes

  IRISBOND emerges from a close collaboration with the VICOMTECH Foundation, a member of the IK4 Research Alliance. Leading one of its applied research lines in artificial vision, VICOMTECH-IK4 develops a system based on the Eye Tracking principle, permitting accurate computer control by eye movement. Its direct application in the world of disability, and more specifically for people with reduced mobility, is the starting point for a course that purports to explore new developments in fa...
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3D bioprinting is the process of creating cell patterns in a confined space using 3D printing technologies

3D bioprinting is the process of creating cell patterns in a confined space using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability are preserved within the printed construct. Current 3D printing technology has advanced quickly in recent years, enabling people to print 3D models of non-living objects. More recently, researchers in the biomedicine have also begun to use this technology to print human organs and tissues with devices called “3D Bioprinters.” Wake Forest Institute for R...
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‘TrulyNatural’ is the first embedded large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer system

TrulyNatural™ is the first embedded large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer system which can provide the same state-of-the-art performance as cloud based technologies, but on the device. Many applications don’t need, or don’t want to rely on, a cloud based connection to do high performance speech recognition. Connections can frequently fail or cause fatal delays, and recent concerns have been expressed about sending personal data to the clouds where it could be stolen or used for purposes ...
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Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit to build your own version of Amazon AVS creating a voice-activated system (Alexa voice service)

Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon AVS The success of personal assistants that you interact with via the spoken word, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home, has made voice control a hot-ticket item in system design. Getting started in this technology, though, has required significant audio and signal processing expertise to address issues in background noise and the speaker’s location. A new development kit from Microsemi, in partnership with Amazon’s Alexa voice serv...
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“PerfectLum 3” medical display calibration software calibrates any computer display and projector to be a reliable medical grade display to assist in an accurate diagnosis

PerfectLum 3 medical display calibration software calibrates any computer display and projector to the international standard DICOM Part14 GSDF. PerfectLum 3 also adjusts the white level of the display, verifies calibration results and reports them in a history database. In radiology departments, it is important that display systems are perfectly reliable, since image reproduction can play a key role in an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan that works. We help medical imaging professionals...
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Ninety7 Vaux is the first battery-powered speaker designed specifically to house the Amazon Echo Dot.

VAUX is the first battery-powered speaker designed specifically to house the Amazon Echo Dot. Its cordless portability, enhanced audio quality and beautiful modern aesthetic let’s you enjoy VAUX anywhere in your home environment. https://youtu.be/FbRz3EKl5Iw VAUX delivers high quality audio and looks good doing it. We've wrapped premium speakers in beautiful acoustic fabric, making VAUX fit seamlessly into your space while filling it with great sound. Elevate the Dot. Same Dot. Better ever...
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Google is making Google Photos smarter and a lot easier by powering it with AI.

Suggested Sharing will prompt you to share photos based on the people in them. Photos will have a new Sharing tab, and will send notifications prompting users to share photos. In addition, Google Photos is getting shared libraries, meaning photos from two different phones can be automatically saved to a common photo pool. Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. With a shared library, you can share photos of specific things or people with another person....
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Seoul National University has developed cloth RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth

Seoul National University has developed cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth Professor Hwang Cheol Seong of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and his research team recently invented a type of cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology. The new memory cloth does not use any electricity and will be able to be worn like normal clothing. The...
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‘Google’s I/O conference’ Innovation – YouTube VR will enable shared 360 viewing parties with voice chat

Google I/O (simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. One of the Innovation showcased: 'YouTube VR' which will enable shared 360 viewing parties with voice chat Engaging in virtual reality is typically a solitary experience. Y...
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Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink state of the art ereader that is easy on your eyes and is also waterproof

Kobo Aura H2O is the first premium eReader that truly allows for worry-free eReading because of its waterproof* and dustproof design. It features an impressive extra-large, no-glare 6.8” Carta E Ink touchscreen that reads like print on paper – even in direct sunlight. Eyestrain is minimized in any light with the fully adjustable ComfortLight directing light at the page, not your eyes. Plus, with ClarityScreen+, Kobo Aura H2O provides a high definition reading experience, with crisp, clear text f...
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Mabu Personal Healthcare Companion is an intelligent, socially interactive robot tailored to each patient.

Mabu the personal healthcare companion is the face of Catalia Health’s platform for patient engagement.  We’ll be talking more about the backend software algorithms and medical best practices that drive her conversations with patients in the future.  She’s designed to help patients with the myriad challenges of chronic disease management and will be first rolled out this year to help a particular group of patients manage the medication portion of their treatment.  The video that is part of this...
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Duo is a smart mirror with Artificial Intelligence and can also be your virtual assistant

Duo is a part mirror, all computer AI device that operates from beyond the reflective surface. Unlike the elusive standalone speaker Google Assistant, Duo the AI computer looks and works like a simple mirror. Its 27” reflective display effectively hides a smart computer that lets you connect your smart home devices. One can also use the slew of features from the all-purpose entertainment hub. https://youtu.be/O3yvaeIfOmQ The touch-sensitive AI computer lets you reach into your reflection...
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Stanford University has developed novel method to Label-Free Detection of Chemical Toxins in Tap Water by leveraging Fluorescent Carrier Ampholytes Assay.

New novel method for fluorescence-based indirect detection of analytes and demonstrate its use for label-free detection of chemical toxins in a hand-held device. Environmental monitoring efforts, and water quality assessment in particular, would benefit from widely available and inexpensive chemical assays and sensor technologies.1 Gas and liquid chromatography methods, and their coupling to mass spectrometry, currently are standard methods suggested by the United States Environmental Protect...
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is instituting new Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program that seeks to develop the foundations for systems that might someday “learn” in much the way biological organisms do

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. DARPA was created in February 1958 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Its purpose was to formulate and execute research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science, with the aim to reach beyond immediate military requirements. DARPA...
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Eindhoven University of Technology have developed wireless network based on harmless infrared rays that is 100 times faster and it never overloads

Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. Slow wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it’s only growing, and congesting the wi-fi network. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a surprising solution: a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also the...
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iPhone users can now have Amazon’s ‘ALEXA’ its artificial intelligence voice assistant on the go

Amazon has begun rolling out Alexa, its artificial intelligence voice assistant, on Apple's iPhone via its main shopping app. The voice assistant is able to shop and track packages, it can also do most of the things Alexa can do, like tell a joke, give weather updates. Users will be able to access to more than 10,000 skills. We will soon see a surge in devices wanting to connect to ALEXA and be able to be manged using voice control. e.g: Roomba owners will be getting an Alexa skill soon to...
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Tapdo is a smart button that lets you control technology with single-touch, personalized biometric interactions.

Tapdo button is a shortcut to control all your favorite apps and devices more comfortably by just tapping a button. A Fingerprint Sensor helps to assign dozens of functions to one button simultaneously. New wearable fingerprint scanner called Tapdo now allows users to map different parts of their hands to a variety of shortcuts for different smart devices. The tapdo button is connected to your smartphone via bluetooth. In your tapdo app you can choose compatible apps and assign singl...
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Google-owned company Boston Dynamics has developed human like robot called “Handle”. It can self balance even after jumping four feet in the air

Boston Dynamics, the Alphabet-owned robotics company, unveiled a new robot this week that robotics experts say is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. The towering 6ft 5in robot is the latest brainchild of Google-owned company Boston Dynamics, "Handle" robot looks like an impressive piece of tech, able to leap four feet in the air and confidently navigate varying terrain. The massive legged, wheeled machine is called Handle. Marc Raibert, the CEO of Boston Dynamics, called it “nightma...
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Neocis Inc’s ‘Yomi’ is the first robotic dental surgery system approved by FDA

Yomi is a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both the planning (pre-operative) and the surgical (intra-operative) phases of dental implantation surgery. The system provides software to preoperatively plan dental implantation procedures and provides navigational guidance of the surgical instruments. “I’ve done thousands of implants free-hand. Yomi will be a game changer for dental implant surgery.” https://youtu.be/l2L2I5rtLcY Dental implant surgery is the sta...
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Stanford University researchers have developed a brain-to-computer hookup that can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.

A clinical research paper led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date. The report involved three study participants with severe limb weakness — two from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and one from a spinal cord injury. They each had one or two baby-aspirin-sized electrode arrays placed...
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‘Zapier’ is an integration platform that allows you to automate daily tasks that involve using two or more applications

Zapier provides an integration platform that allows you to automate daily tasks that involve using two or more applications. By creating a "Zap", you can define an action and set it up to be repeated when certain triggers happen. An example of a "trigger" that you could set up in Zapier might be receiving an email in Gmail from a certain address, an "action" might include receiving an SMS notification. The Zap is therefore to receive an SMS notification every time you receive an email from a ...
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‘x.ai’ is a artificial intelligence digital personal assistant that schedules meetings for business customers.

Founded in 2014, x.ai builds and maintains an artificial intelligence powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for our business customers. Backed by its founders and located in New York City. We are fast moving from the app era to the era of the intelligent agent. Over the next half decade, we’ll witness the birth of hundreds if not thousands of autonomous intelligent agents. x.ai makes an artificial intelligence personal assistant who schedules meetings for you. By defini...
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‘Nucleus’ is a internet-connected ‘anywhere Intercom’ that is also amazon’s alexa enabled

'Nucleus' is an internet-connected intercom that supports voice and video and the founder Jonathan Frankel's vision is to change the way we live and communicate in digital world and make it easier. Nucleus aims to reinvent the home intercom. It's also designed to be an all-in-one, voice-activated control panel for the connected home. At a glance, the Nucleus is a device that looks very much like a tablet. It measures 9 by 7 inches and it is 0.9 inches thick. It weighs about 2.1 pounds. But...
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Senstone is a wearable intelligent voice recorder that records voice memos, organizes them, and then translates them into text.

Senstone is an “Intelligent Wearable Voice Recorder” – the first of its kind, according to Senstone Founder and CEO Nazar Fedorchuk. The concept for this device is simple: touch the device to activate it and take voice notes that will be automatically organized and synced to the cloud, automatically. https://youtu.be/Vbxvh_PpKI4 Senstone device is “backed by AI” in the cloud and uses your smartphone as a conduit to the Internet. There's also a Senstone app that you download onto your sm...
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Curta was a small mechanical calculator introduced in 1947 that supported 11 to 15 digits

The Curta is a small mechanical calculator developed by Curt Herzstark. The Curta's design is a descendant of Gottfried Leibniz's Stepped Reckoner and Charles Thomas' Arithmometer, accumulating values on cogs, which are added or complemented by a stepped drum mechanism. It has an extremely compact design: a small cylinder that fits in the palm of the hand. The Curta was introduced in 1947, the last models were produced in 1970. It supported 11 to 15 digits making it even more accurate than mo...
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