Technology

Google funds $1.5mn to research into robots that learn by doing

US researchers teaching robots to develop their abilities via tactile learning rather than particular  programming have got $1.5 million award from Google. Robotics has made great strides, but a number of machines still struggle with basic human functions like  grasping handles, picking up objects etc. Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University’s …

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Google is working on Pixel 2

According to reports, Google is working on the next Pixel phone.  What is the company focusing on this time? Interestingly, a “major focus” of the upcoming device is the camera. Mastering low-light photography has been a focus of companies such as Apple as well as Samsung for quite some time …

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Google is holding a competition for devs

The Google Developers Twitter account tweeted out a cryptic message which shows that Android and Google developers might have an opportunity to win something important but we dont know what that is yet.  However, the use of the ‘#savethedate’ hashtag suggests that this might be related to Google I/O 2017. …

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Hospitality robot is serving customers in Japan

Panasonic’s delivery robot, HOSPI, helps guests at a hotel in Japan. It serves bottled water and announce the bus schedule in the lobby. The robot works at the Crown Plaza Ana Narita Hotel. Next, it will start a new job at the Narita International Airport where it will collect used …

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