Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has been a big boost for robots, and now they’re taking over coffee shops.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, has been a boon for the rapid testing and development of a...

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Boston Dynamics’ robot dog gets busy herding New Zealand sheep

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog gets busy herding New Zealand sheep

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Robots are becoming increasingly capable and versatile which means they are now able to accomplish an increasingly wide variety of tasks.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We all know that humans jobs are under threat of being...

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A satellite just serviced another satellite in space for the first time ever

A satellite just serviced another satellite in space for the first time ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Satellites have a short shelf life, once they run out of fuel they either crash back to Earth or become space junk, now we have a way to keep them going ad infinitum.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Researchers show off transformer-like robots that change shape without central control

Researchers show off transformer-like robots that change shape without central control

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Small, cheap robots that can swarm together and transform themselves to accomplish a wide variety of different tasks make for a very hard to beat proposition.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the science fiction technologies...

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Google built a four legged robot that then taught itself to walk

Google built a four legged robot that then taught itself to walk

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we have to teach robots how to do everything the rate innovation in the field is going to be lethargic, but if robots can teach themselves it’ll dramatically accelerate their rate of development.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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Mind control breakthrough gives patients fine grained control of prosthetic limbs

Mind control breakthrough gives patients fine grained control of prosthetic limbs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to use your mind to control prosthetic limbs is a game changer for millions of people around the world who’ve lost limbs.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past number of years there have...

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UC Berkeley unveils first robotic Covid-19 testing lab

UC Berkeley unveils first robotic Covid-19 testing lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Globally Covid-19 lab testing facilities are under enormous pressure but robotic labs are arriving to help increase capacity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus, COVID-19, continues its spread around the world entrepreneurs and governments around...

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Canada finally reveals the results of it’s Universal Basic Income experiment

Canada finally reveals the results of it’s Universal Basic Income experiment

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI and other technologies make it easier for companies to automate jobs governments are scrambling to find ways to support their citizens in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago, before Covid-19 made...

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China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Covid-19 continues its rampage around the world governments are finding new uses for some familiar technologies.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Increasingly the current Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and it’s rise to...

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Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A shortage of Covid-19 testing kits and the need to try to identify people infected with the virus to stop it spreading means governments are now turning to drones for help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As...

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Spanish police recruit drones to help keep people indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic

Spanish police recruit drones to help keep people indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the current pandemic the police are stretched, and many are falling ill, so increasingly technology is on the front line.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages the world almost every form of...

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American doctors turn to robots to help them treat Covid-19 patients

American doctors turn to robots to help them treat Covid-19 patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Doctors on the front line are at high risk of getting infected with Covid-19 so some are turning to robots for help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There have been numerous confirmed cases of the quickly spreading Coronavirus, Covid-19,...

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Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the Covid-19 pandemic rampages around the world organisations are finding novel ways to stop it from spreading.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Subway systems carry a lot of people in confined spaces. That’s what makes them...

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Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the global Covid-19 pandemic accelerates robots are coming to the rescue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During the current Coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic robots are being used to help perform remote diagnoses and clean trains and subways,...

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DARPA closes in on its ambitions to build the worlds first flying aircraft carriers

DARPA closes in on its ambitions to build the worlds first flying aircraft carriers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will include drones, and that flips the idea of today’s aircraft carriers on its head.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I wrote an article that discussed the impending emergence of...

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McDonalds open their first Dark Kitchen in the UK

McDonalds open their first Dark Kitchen in the UK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more food orders are taken online restaurants don’t need to operate traditional restaurants. Or employ people…   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With the rise of automation – which in the world of fast food includes...

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The world’s first living robots were created by an AI and a supercomputer

The world’s first living robots were created by an AI and a supercomputer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As scientists continue to unravel the mysteries of life they’re increasingly finding new ways to edit, control, and manipulate it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, when I talk about robots the first thing that...

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US Army explores the use of shape shifting robots for 2040

US Army explores the use of shape shifting robots for 2040

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is transforming warfare, and the US military believes autonomous swarms of shape shifting robots could give them a significant advantage in battle.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how swarms of robots were able...

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IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As software improves and AI gets better one big advantage that robots have over humans still is that they can get upgrades and CIMON just got an EQ upgrade.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How many times...

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Alphabet’s Everyday Robot project creates robots that learn without programming

Alphabet’s Everyday Robot project creates robots that learn without programming

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we had to code every behaviour a robot needs to learn it’d be a never ending task, but if robots can learn like humans without needing to be coded then that’d be game changing.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch...

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