Home robot Kuri can now recognize pets, see and stream in HD

 The domestic robot that looks like an extra cut from Disney’s Wall-E is coming along nicely, after debuting at CES this year with a Holiday 2017 release window. Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri is an expressive bowling pin that will steal your heart and hopes to become a key element of your family’s home life, and its latest updates make it better at capturing cherished memories,… Read More

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Bosch is building a $1.1 billion self-driving and smart city chip plant

 Tier one auto industry supplier Bosch is investing heavily in where the market is headed, with a newly-announced $1.1 billion facility that will produce semiconductors uses in self-driving cars, smart homes and smart city infrastructure. The new Dresden-based chip fab is set to start producing silicon commercially in 2021, and construction should wrap up in 2019.
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Bosch to create radar road “signature” maps for high accuracy self-driving

 Bosch will be teaming up with TomTom to create a new kind of high-resolution localized maps that incorporate a “radar road signature” generated by Bosch, which can help position cars in their surroundings to within a few centimeters (that’s less than an inch in Imperial terms). It supplements video data previously used for this purpose, and has the advantage of working in… Read More

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Day of Demos: New Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty

At the Trusted IoT Alliance event on Thursday, a convergence between two nascent industries – blockchain and IoT – was apparent in a day of demos.

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Adorable robot friend Kuri can now find its way home to charge

 s Kuri, the robot companion being developed by startup Mayfield Robotics, is getting closer to production and gaining some new abilities ahead of its planned release later this year. The adorable little bot, which looks like something ripped from a Pixar movie, now does self-charging, topping up his powerhouse when needed. The robot can also map its home environment better, has improved… Read More

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