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Can a Robot Help People Overcome Loneliness?

iPal is a social robot designed by the company AvatarMind whose function is to act as a companion to those who need one most. iPal is perfect for older adults because it can keep track of everyday activities, like taking their medication, as well as provide alerts for medical emergencies. It can also be a source of entertainment.

Microsoft Partners With Tierion to Develop Immutable Blockchain For Identities

Tech giant Microsoft has established a partnership with Blockchain identity startup Tierion to secure sensitive pieces of information on a public Blockchain. The teams are looking to build a Blockchain-based platform wherein anyone can sign data, claims and agreements in an immutable and transparent ecosystem.

Panasonic’s Autonomous Robot May Have Your Job Someday

From using robot in assembly lines to having them bring you a beverage when you arrive at the hotel lobby. Japan’s robotic technology is growing rapidly and plans on replacing parts of the human workforce.

Soon, artificial intelligence could check your skin for cancer

Stanford researchers created artificial intelligence that can recognize cancer equally as well as doctors. The researchers envision making this compatible with smartphones, putting skin cancer diagnosis into the hands of just about anyone anywhere. This AI could be a great benefit to doctors to help diagnose the exact nature of the cancer.

North American robot orders up 10 percent in 2016

North American robot orders were up 10 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Robotics Industry Association. In 2016, 34,606 robots were ordered in North America with a total market value of $1.9 billion. The automotive industry saw orders jump 17 percent in 2016.

Blockchain Technology & The Reformation of Procurement as We Know It

It is said that blockchain is the “building blocks of tomorrow”. Growing rapidly, this may very well be the case.

Video Games, Gadgets May Be Good For Teens: When Is It Too Much?

It is said that there are just as many disadvantages to modern technology as there are advantages. Using the Goldilocks Hypothesis, we can find out how much is “just right”.

Hebocon: The Best Worst Robot Competition

Building the best robot you can is difficult and stressful. You know what isn’t difficult or stressful? Building the worst robot you can. All the entrants are people who neither have the technical expertise, determination, nor the focus it takes to build an actual robot. Hebocon resulted from the founder wanting to see more ideas that failed.

Taxi Drivers’ New Uber Defense: Lobby for Self-Driving Car Bans

A lobbying group for taxi and limo drivers in upstate New York wants the state to ban self-driving cars for at least 50 years.