Smart Tech Today

Nov 4th 2021

Smart Tech Today 103

Facebook's Robots Are Beginning To Feel

Tactile Robots, Driverless Taxis, Smart Oven Turkey Mode
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Category: News

Facebook's AI research team is improving upon technologies that let robots “feel,” GM's Cruise embarks on its first completely driverless ride in San Francisco, and GE releases a “Turkey Mode” software update for its smart cooking appliances.

  •  Microsoft's Mesh for Teams brings mixed reality to work
  •  Facebook is enabling a new generation of touchy-feely robots
  •  Miso Robotics made its Flippy kitchen robot faster and even more autonomous
  •  University of Adelaide built a robot spider to scan Australia’s Naracoorte Caves
  •  Leak suggests a Sonos Voice Assistant launch is imminent
  •  Cruise launches driverless robotaxi service in San Francisco
  •  Apple Wants iPhones to Detect Car Crashes, Auto-Dial 911
  •  Cooperative Perception' Could Help Autonomous Vehicles See Pedestrians Around Corners
  •  Arlo’s latest LTE camera is cheaper and captures 1080p footage
  •  Traeger now ships full barbecue meals for you to cook on its smart grills
  •  Gobble, gobble: GE Appliances wants you to trust its smart oven to cook the perfect turkey

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  • Jason: Google One users in 4 countries can get a free 2nd-gen Nest Hub by upgrading to 2TB annual plan
  • Mikah: LED Strip Light Connector Kit

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