augmented reality shopping

Augmented reality shopping demo

This augmented reality shopping tool is brilliant. Developed by London entrepreneur Andrew Hart you could soon be using it in your local supermarket. Augmented reality is not just for using Snapchat filters...
mind-reading headset

Mind-reading headset can understand voices in your head

Researchers have created a mind-reading headset that can ‘hear’ silent speech. Scary. Or exciting? A new mind-reading headset created by university researchers can understand words the wearer says internally but does not...
driverless tech

In too much of a rush for driverless tech?

Pioneering autonomous car firms such as Uber and Tesla are rushing into driverless tech “too soon”, according to a leading robotics professor. Speaking out after a woman was killed by an Uber...
water carrying robot

Meet Husky the water carrying robot

Husky the water carrying robot is helping with daily burden of carrying water in a remote Indian village. It can carry three 20 litre bottles of water at a time. A four-wheeled...
uber self-driving car fatal crash

Uber self-driving car in fatal crash

An Uber self-driving car has struck and killed a pedestrian in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company to suspend road-testing of such cars in...
self-flying taxi

A self-flying taxi could be coming your way

A self-flying taxi just took a big step (flight) towards reality, thanks to an American start-up and its ambitious plans for pilot-less passenger aircraft. Aircraft company Kitty Hawk, which is backed by...
boring company

Elon Musk’s Boring Company will ‘prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars’

It appears Elon Musk's Boring Company has made changes to their ambitious plans to slash commuting times for drivers in Los Angeles and other major US cities (and eventually the UK),...
hacked robots

Hacked robots could demand Bitcoin to return to work

Robots are the future. Which might throw some of us into a panic. Apart from the concerns about murderous androids killing us all in our beds what happens if we become...
lasers and driverless cars

How lasers could help driverless cars see around corners

Laser technology that could help autonomous cars of the future spot obstacles hidden around corners has been developed by researchers at Stanford University. The team of researchers from the US university’s Computation...
flying car on sale

Meet the flying car that’s set to go on sale next year

The Pal-V Liberty flying car has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. And you can buy one soon. A flying car claiming to be the world’s first production model of its...
flippy the robot

Flippy the robot has started work

A robot which flips burgers has been put into use in a restaurant for the first time. In September 2017 we wrote about Flippy the robot. Now the burger flipping robot...
connecting smartphones and cars

Connecting smartphones and cars

Ford is rolling out handsfree, in-car support for mobile navigation app Waze in April as they go about connecting smartphones and cars. Connecting smartphones and cars today can help make autonomous cars...
cimon

Cimon is not so simple

Cimon the intelligent flying drone is to join astronauts on the space station. It can recognise the face and voice of ISS crew members. Talking intelligent drones that accompany astronauts on...
airbus flying taxi

Airbus flying taxi takes off

Vahana, the autonomous Airbus flying taxi project has released footage from its first test flight that took place recently. The aerospace giant is hoping the passenger drone project can “democratise personal flight”...
natwest's cora

NatWest’s Cora: The digital human who can answer customers’ questions

People can have a verbal two-way conversation with NatWest's Cora on a computer screen, tablet or mobile phone. NatWest is testing out a “digital human” which it says could in future be...
ai cyber attacks

AI cyber attacks

AI cyber attacks could be used to hijack driverless cars and spread fake news. Don't panic! In a Doomsday Day style warning a group of international experts have said rogue states and...
robot job losses

Robot job losses

The north is expected to lose out again with robots taking up to 40% of the jobs. It's better news for the south as robot job losses are expected to be...
motion sickness glasses

Motion sickness glasses

Do you get ill when travelling? Motion sickness glasses could be the answer. Of course there is a but.....they are for passengers in self-driving cars. A team from the University of Michigan...
ai ethics

AI ethics – Microsoft calls for guidelines on artificial intelligence

AI will run most of our daily lives by 2038, according to the tech giant. They argue we need to look at AI ethics sooner rather than later Microsoft executives have warned...
passenger drone

Passenger drone testing could start this year

A UK start-up is aiming to “transform city transportation from the air” with a drone that is expected to perform test flights with passengers as early as March.  We've previously covered...