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  • uncanny? your valley called…

    While the robots are getting more “real”, they still are pretty much in the uncanny valley for me. And who are they using for their body measurements – average people or cartoon…

  • tactical patience

    I have met with a lot of venture capital people over the past few years and a couple of patterns have emerged. Invariably they are looking for a quick win, typically wanting…

  • because…robots

    Boston Dynamics (i.e. Google) is scary, but these are downright cute. As long as you aren’t trying to have a picnic.

  • 100 drones walk into a bar…

    Well, actually 100 drones fly synchronized to a live orchestra. Intel (and probably the drone group at ETH) do a publicity stunt that is one part art, one part science, one part…

  • no dog days

    …for the Marines at least. Everyone’s favorite creepy company (Boston Dynamics) has to chalk one up in the loss column as the Marines finally call it quits after years of testing robotic…

  • digital creep

    Ahh, the inexorable march of robotics and “social” robots. This time from Singapore. The associated blowback is there as well. The uncanny valley is well know, but we’ve crossed it on screens.…