Autonomous machines that interact, collaborate and co-exist with humans are becoming more and more functional, making their way out of research labs and into industry. But despite successes in robot function, robot interaction with people is lagging behind. We spoke to Anca Dragan, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley and Founder of the InterACT Lab, to learn more about advancements in human-computer interaction.
The world of startups is constantly moving and evolving. With the exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and automated technologies in recent years, innovative new companies are often funded, acquired and transformed from startups to industry leaders extremely quickly. For IoT Day (9 April) we caught up with Andrew Thomas, Co-founder and CRO of SkyBell, to learn more about the latest developments in the home automation industry.
Currently, the future of smart homes relies on connected devices that communicate with each other, in order to create customizable user experiences for added efficiency and comfort in our lives. Now a new breed of camera-enabled devices within the connected home is adding the important social element into the mix.
Since the days of the Jetsons, the promise of home automation has been centered around the realisation of practical robots. As we move forward into an explosion of connected possibilities and the rise of the robot era, what role will robotics play in the future of the smart home?
There are now countless connected home products available, but are they actually "smart"? Sean Lorenz believes mainstream consumer adoption of connected home products will only happen when we begin aggregating data from different manufacturers, then apply deep learning and artificial intelligence to turn that data into something useful.
With more than 54% of the world's population now living in cities, many citizens are learning how to make do with less space. Hasier Larrea, CEO of MorphLab argues that the use of robotics holds the key for making living spaces act like if they were twice or three times bigger.
A prototype house in Stuttgart uses a smart energy concept and self-learning controls to produce double the amount of energy it needs, from sustainable sources, while monitoring and benefitting the surrounding environment.
Hear from the world's leading innovators in technology and urban planning, and meet the founders, CEOs and CTOs of leading IoT and companies and well as the most innovative startups. Previous attendees, exhibitors and speakers have included initiatives and companies such as Arup, Cognicity, European Space Agency, Future Cities Catapult, Siemens, MIT, Cisco and Ericsson.