McDonalds opens it’s first mostly automated restaurant in Texas

McDonalds opens it’s first mostly automated restaurant in Texas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day all McDonalds could be fully automated …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One day your local McDonalds could be a so called...

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Microscopic robots manage to restructure products at the micro level

Microscopic robots manage to restructure products at the micro level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to assemble products at the nano or microscopic scale has huge implications for the future of manufacturing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Legislators vote to let San Francisco police use robots to remotely kill suspects

Legislators vote to let San Francisco police use robots to remotely kill suspects

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In a controversial move San Fransisco police can now use robots to remotely kill suspects in extreme situations.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Even...

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The world’s first tunnel dug by an autonomous robot swarm was just completed in the UK

The world’s first tunnel dug by an autonomous robot swarm was just completed in the UK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today digging tunnels is slow – as slow as a snail – but this new method makes it exponentially faster and cheaper opening up all manner of possibilities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Clone’s robotic hand gets deep into uncanny valley

Clone’s robotic hand gets deep into uncanny valley

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By changing the robots muscles to hydraulics and making some basic design mods Clone’s robots look very lifelike …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Tiny autonomous brainy robots get ready to explore your body from within

Tiny autonomous brainy robots get ready to explore your body from within

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Robots of all sizes are starting to loose their cables and tethers which means they’ll soon be free to do what they want.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Google trials new home robots that do your bidding and your housework

Google trials new home robots that do your bidding and your housework

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI gets more robust and better at handling everyday tasks Google is setting its sights on your home as their next frontier.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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The worlds first virtual CEO takes the reigns at a Chinese gaming company

The worlds first virtual CEO takes the reigns at a Chinese gaming company

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why should it be humans that run companies, especially when some of us are good at running those companies into the ground? Now it’s AI and the robots turn.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Amazon unveils its new range of fully autonomous warehouse robots

Amazon unveils its new range of fully autonomous warehouse robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Amazon faces a worker shortage and cost pressures so it’s trying to solve both with robots.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Flippy the burger flipping robot just got hired in 100 burger joints in Cali

Flippy the burger flipping robot just got hired in 100 burger joints in Cali

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are a lot of jobs that can be automated, and robots are coming to automate them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You...

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John Deere’s new autonomous tractor is automating farming all over again

John Deere’s new autonomous tractor is automating farming all over again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Agricultural jobs have been in decline for a long time, and now there’s more new tech on the block …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Robot waiters get bussing in Silicon Valley’s newest hot restaurant

Robot waiters get bussing in Silicon Valley’s newest hot restaurant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans do a lot of things that we shouldn’t bother with, like carrying dishes around, so now we have robots to do it for us.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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UK researchers on the path to release swarms of robots into our sewers

UK researchers on the path to release swarms of robots into our sewers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every year we loose trillions of gallons of water from old leaking pipes and infrastructure, and now the robots are getting onto the case …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Robots go on patrol in South Korean care homes to detect mental health issues

Robots go on patrol in South Korean care homes to detect mental health issues

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better at using different biomarkers and biometric cues to detect how people are feeling it’s opening up new healthcare opportunities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI, supercomputers and scientists created the world’s first living programable robots from frog cells, and they just spontaneously reproduced themselves surprising the everyone …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Beach robots arrive in Florida to clean up all your beach trash

Beach robots arrive in Florida to clean up all your beach trash

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are plenty of people who disrespect our beaches and environment by leaving tons of trash everywhere – now the robots are on a clean up mission.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The world’s most advanced humanoid robot takes parkour in its stride

The world’s most advanced humanoid robot takes parkour in its stride

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While Atlas looks like, and is, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot alot of its behaviours and movements are still pre-programmed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It can run, balance like...

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Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you had the world’s most sophisticated drone wouldn’t full hunter-killer automation be too tempting to ignore?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently the United Nations announced that they believed they’d...

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China is developing hypersonic UCAV swarms to overcome missile defenses

China is developing hypersonic UCAV swarms to overcome missile defenses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to destroy one hypersonic weapon is hard enough – trying to overcome a swarm is currently impossible …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic weapons, which because of their speed...

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To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We need AI’s and robots to be able to explain their behaviours and actions and this is the first step…   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Hey Siri, can you find me...

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