#429197 Mayfield Robotics Announces Kuri, a $700 ...

A Bosch-backed startup introduces a cute little mobile robot[Read more…]

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#429178 7 of Our Most Viral Hits on Tech and the ...

Everyone wants to know what’s coming.
At Singularity University, faculty are constantly bombarded with questions about what’s next. At Singularity Hub, we’re trying to keep our wits about us as our staff, editors, contributors, faculty, and Peter Diamandis himself show us what might be over the horizon. We’re ever-optimistic about the impact of exponential technologies, of course, but the times they are a-changing in very big ways.
Our seven most viral hits of 2016 is a curation of what resonated […] Continue Reading…

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#429174 The Ethical Conundrums Technology ...

New advances in technology constantly push humanity into uncharted territory.
Sometimes this territory brings us questions we might not have imagined needing answers so soon, like, "Is editing the DNA of human embryos moral?"
Other questions are more familiar, only with an updated context. For example, the question of choosing which life to save in a life-or-death scenario is nothing new in philosophy, but now we're trying to find a more concrete answer so we can ethically program self-driving cars.
These ethical […] Continue Reading…

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#429168 Strawberry Picking Robot by Harvest CROO ...

Harvest CROO (Computerized Robotic Optimized Obtainer) began in 2012 on Gary Wishnatzki’s vision of creating a solution to the dwindling labor force in agriculture. With the expertise of co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, Bob Pitzer, they began developing the first Harvest CROO machines. In Previous rounds, $1.8 million was raised through qualified investors. Many of these investors are members of the strawberry industry, including Sweet Life Farms, Sam Astin III, California Giant, Inc., Main Street Produce, Inc., […] Continue Reading…

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#429161 Meet Pepper, the friendly mall bot

Pepper is a chatty 4-foot humanoid robot by SoftBank Robotics that has started to appear in shopping malls. It can talk, gesture and move on wheels. Pepper’s so-called “emotion engine” allows it to engage people in a friendly way.

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