Robotic Skins Can Animate Regular Objects and Actuate Unpredictable Space Missions

Research published in the journal ‘Science Robotics’ states how robotic skins can turn inanimate objects to robots. The robotic skins are elastic sheets embedded with sensors which can be used over a surface of any objects to perform different tasks. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science in Yale University developed the new robotic skin technology in partnership with NASA. Although the skins were designed without assigning a

Amazon’s Scout Experiment Offers Tailored Product Recommendation Based on ‘Like’ and ‘Dislike’

Personalization is a key growth aspects of any e-commerce site. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is testing an AI driven shopping site ‘Scout’ that allows the users to figure out what they want to buy through instant recommendations. A simple concept incorporated in Scout is the voting mechanism that recommends products based on customers’ likes. Most of the online sites recommends products solely based on what shoppers have


A study from World Economic Forum stated in a recent report that it is being said that several jobs are expected to be taken over by the rising adoption of automation; however, people have less to fear from robots as compared to some might expect. The Swiss think tank has given predictions that robots are expected to taken over near about 75 mn jobs across the globe by the end

Smart Mirrors

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been involved in developing a new laser power sensor that can be built by assembling of gadgets facilitating real-time estimations. This new device or smart mirrors makes use of radiation pressure or a force equivalent to the pressure that light has on an object. Preeminence of lasers in manufacturing applications including welding of car parts to creating engine components using 3D

Consumer Data Tracking

Routine Consumer Data Tracking habits has been one of the primary tasks of companies such as Facebook. Several forms of trackers such as cookies have been leveraged by companies for keeping track of the surf history, which in turn aids them in analyzing the individual’s choices as they jump through websites. Concerns arise among consumers with regard to their fake digital profiles being created. Video, and news websites, along with