In SF, pharmacy goods will be delivered in 15 mins via drone
Drones have recently been touted as an option for businesses to more quickly deliver products to consumers without having to send out a human driver, but the speed of the flying robots could have wide implications for healthcare. We’ve already seen Germany’s Defikopter project explore the possibility of getting defibrillators to heart attack victims before the paramedics even arrive, and now San Francisco’s QuiQui is set to offer 24/7 delivery of pills and prescriptions via drone. READ MORE…

In SF, pharmacy goods will be delivered in 15 mins via drone

Drones have recently been touted as an option for businesses to more quickly deliver products to consumers without having to send out a human driver, but the speed of the flying robots could have wide implications for healthcare. We’ve already seen Germany’s Defikopter project explore the possibility of getting defibrillators to heart attack victims before the paramedics even arrive, and now San Francisco’s QuiQui is set to offer 24/7 delivery of pills and prescriptions via drone. READ MORE…

Café prints its own robot-edited newspaper each week
In an age of digital news publishing, print can never keep up with the instant coverage provided by online journalists and the rapid dissemination of information on sites such as Twitter. However, we have in the past seen Sweden’s Meganews offer the world’s first print-on-demand newsstand, and now the UK’s Guardian newspaper is experimenting with a new weekly publication called The Long Good Read that uses robots to curate the best recent longform pieces and print copies in under an hour. READ MORE…

Café prints its own robot-edited newspaper each week

In an age of digital news publishing, print can never keep up with the instant coverage provided by online journalists and the rapid dissemination of information on sites such as Twitter. However, we have in the past seen Sweden’s Meganews offer the world’s first print-on-demand newsstand, and now the UK’s Guardian newspaper is experimenting with a new weekly publication called The Long Good Read that uses robots to curate the best recent longform pieces and print copies in under an hour. READ MORE…

Robot cameraman lets users take video selfies
While selfies have become a major trend in the past year — even leading one Japanese company to developselfie camera stands for tourists — they’re actually a practical way capture a meaningful moment when there’s no-one else around to do it. With this in mind, SOLOSHOT is a robotic camera tripod that automatically tracks the subject as they move, enabling athletes and performers to create dynamic video selfies. READ MORE…

Robot cameraman lets users take video selfies

While selfies have become a major trend in the past year — even leading one Japanese company to developselfie camera stands for tourists — they’re actually a practical way capture a meaningful moment when there’s no-one else around to do it. With this in mind, SOLOSHOT is a robotic camera tripod that automatically tracks the subject as they move, enabling athletes and performers to create dynamic video selfies. READ MORE…

Human-tracking helper robot takes care of heavy loads
If inventors can create a robotic suitcase that automatically follows its owner around the airport — as Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez has with the hop! — it stands to reason that such technology could have other applications. Sure enough, the Budgee is a robot that has been designed to help owners carry heavy objects wherever they go. READ MORE…

Human-tracking helper robot takes care of heavy loads

If inventors can create a robotic suitcase that automatically follows its owner around the airport — as Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez has with the hop! — it stands to reason that such technology could have other applications. Sure enough, the Budgee is a robot that has been designed to help owners carry heavy objects wherever they go. READ MORE…

Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot
Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones. READ MORE…

Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot

Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones. READ MORE…

Ad campaign enables anyone to spend 3 minutes as a robot in Italy
Platforms such as Skype and FaceTime have brought video communication across continents into the mainstream, but telepresence technologies are beginning to add an extra immersive element to connecting with remote locations. San Pellegrino US has taken this onboard with its Three Minutes in Italy campaign, which enables fans in North America to take a virtual tour of the European country from the comfort of their home. READ MORE…

Ad campaign enables anyone to spend 3 minutes as a robot in Italy

Platforms such as Skype and FaceTime have brought video communication across continents into the mainstream, but telepresence technologies are beginning to add an extra immersive element to connecting with remote locations. San Pellegrino US has taken this onboard with its Three Minutes in Italy campaign, which enables fans in North America to take a virtual tour of the European country from the comfort of their home. READ MORE…

USD 15,000 talking robot calms kids during hospital visits
Hospitals are never fun for children, and we’ve seen a number of initiatives to help keep them calm, frommusical dentist drills to interactive LED walls. Now the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Canada has introduced MEDi, a robot that distracts kids from uncomfortable medical examinations and procedures, and even aids their recovery. READ MORE…

USD 15,000 talking robot calms kids during hospital visits

Hospitals are never fun for children, and we’ve seen a number of initiatives to help keep them calm, frommusical dentist drills to interactive LED walls. Now the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Canada has introduced MEDi, a robot that distracts kids from uncomfortable medical examinations and procedures, and even aids their recovery. READ MORE…

NFC-enabled beer keg automatically charges customers and pours a drink
The Untappd app has already helped craft beer fans find local beer resources near them, but what if they could get their own beer keg could give them recommendations and then pour a drink? Robokeg is an NFC-activated robotic beer dispenser that offers the best drink for the occasion and automatically charges the user. READ MORE…

NFC-enabled beer keg automatically charges customers and pours a drink

The Untappd app has already helped craft beer fans find local beer resources near them, but what if they could get their own beer keg could give them recommendations and then pour a drink? Robokeg is an NFC-activated robotic beer dispenser that offers the best drink for the occasion and automatically charges the user. READ MORE…