We are so heavily reliant on technology that we often don’t think about a backup plan if technology were to fail us. While most situations don’t require a plan B, when someone is at risk of getting lost you’ll wish you had a safety plan. Introducing, Lynq, the wearable that tracks the location of your […]
Whether manufacturing returns to the United States at scale is yet to be determined. However, one thing that is certain is that with the advent of 3D printing and robotics, manufacturing will not be the same. Voodoo Manufacturing is poised to capitalize on this with its software driven 3D printing factory that minimizes costs associated with manufacturing and cuts lead times for mass production.
The key takeaway from the recent RobotLabNYC forum, on “Exploring The Autonomous Future,” was humans are the key to robot adoption. Dr. Howard Morgan of First Round Capital expressed to the audience of more than 100 innovators working within the automation ecosystem, the necessity of embracing “entrepreneurial marketing” to reach customers. Tom Ryden echoed Morgan’s sentiment in […]
It is unclear if Masayoshi Son, Chairman of Softbank, was one of the 17 million YouTube viewers of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog before acquiring the company for an undisclosed amount this past Thursday. What is clear is the acquisition of Boston Dynamics by Softbank is a big deal. Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper is trading up her […]
The device named “Spark” flew high above the man on stage with his hands waving in the direction of the flying object. In a demonstration of DJI’s newest drone, the audience marveled at the the Coke can-sized device’s most compelling feature – gesture controls. Instead of a traditional remote control, this flying selfie machine follows hand movements across […]
More and more entrepreneurial visionaries are predicting that voice enabled devices are the next big thing. With Alexa, Siri, and Google Home taking off, the opportunities for creating voice-enabled apps are limitless, and Sayspring gives you the tools to build them. With the Sayspring software, you can create interactive voice apps with no knowledge of […]
JD Claridge’s story epitomizes the current state of the drone industry. Claridge, founder of xCraft, is best known for being the first contestant on Shark Tank to receive money from all the Sharks – even Kevin O’Leary! Walking the floor of Xponential 2017, the annual convention of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Integration (AUVSI), Claridge remarked to me how the drone industry […]
Going back to the dawn of civilization, many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration. Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding their landlocked trade routes east to the Indus Valley (modern-day India) and west to Egypt and beyond. Several hundred years later, Phoenician entrepreneurs did so on the open seas, leveraging their superior nautical […]
Recently, I attended an “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Roundtable” of leading scientists, entrepreneurs and venture investors. As the discussion focused mainly on basic statistical techniques, I left unfulfilled. My friend, Matt Turck recently wrote that “just about every major tech company is working very actively on AI,” which also means that every startup hungry for capital is purchasing […]
In a time of “America First” the benefits of space travel are clouded by the smoke of hyperbole. In reality, there have been over 2,000 inventions courtesy of NASA that are making our lives better here on Earth.
What does Magic Johnson and a twenty foot robot have in common? You guessed it, Automate 2017. While this might seem like an odd pairing, it accurately reflects the current state of the robotics industry. Already 2017 is on pace to beat last year’s $19 billion investment record, with the recent announcements of Intel’s $15B purchase of Mobileye; ABB’s $2B […]