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Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots - YouTube

http://www.ted.com As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: trainin...
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This youtube video highlights another area that the Robotics industry is heading down within the technological field.

The idea of a personal robot that we can interact with and recieve feedback from has always been one that belonged in a futuristic utopia and never in our present day.

In this TED presentation Cynthia pushes this idea. She details experiments and Robot prototypes that can be used as communications tools, weight loss interactive instructors and child media outlets that young children can interact with and shape worlds that were once only restricted to the screen.

This whole idea really pushes the idea of how personal a robot can be and what factors of our lives it will enhance in a future that is just around the corner.

 

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Blog | BrightSource Ivanpah | Proven Leadership in Solar Energy

Blog | BrightSource Ivanpah | Proven Leadership in Solar Energy | Important "Tech" and its path for the future! | Scoop.it
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Another exmaple of the advancing renewable energy industry within the technology field.

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a "sun chasing" solar panel field located in the Mojave Desert California. Started all the way back in early 2010, September last year (2013) marked its "first sync" which released its first output of energy. Spanning 3500 acres this energy system could supply 140 000 homes with clean renewable power annually.

This project really shows the extent and magnitude that renewable tech has reached. With the closing months of this system coming into scope one really looks towards the future with hope and aspirations that this system is one of the many keys we need to unlock a world of sustainable energy.

 

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Next-gen Sifteo interactive-gaming cubes are coming

Next-gen Sifteo interactive-gaming cubes are coming | Important "Tech" and its path for the future! | Scoop.it
MTV.comNext-gen Sifteo interactive-gaming cubes are coming: See what's newVentureBeat“Sifteo Cubes combine the timeless, and tactile, tabletop play experiences seen throughout history — think dominoes, Lego, mahjong, building blocks, cards, and so...

Via Nan Li, Claudia Schleyer
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Another example within the interactive gaming industry, this article and clip shows a new next-gen interactive gaming platform and the diversity that this field of technology is branching out into.

The combination of classic "tabletop" game play with new emerging touch, sense and wireless innovations shows not only creative but exciting aspects of this industry.

It portrays the lack of fear that companies have in terms of making new and unique products that pave the path and really shows what we are to expect in years to come.

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Exploring New and Trendy Mobile Applications at Mobile Applications ... - Siliconindia.com

Exploring New and Trendy Mobile Applications at Mobile Applications ... - Siliconindia.com | Important "Tech" and its path for the future! | Scoop.it

“Exploring New and Trendy Mobile Applications at Mobile Applications ...”


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This article contains more information about the mobile application industry and its different factors that each business and consumer are taking advantage of.

This article details and summarizes the events of a Mobile Application conference which entailed the present and future of Mobile applications in terms of the use in creating a business, what the general consumer will come to expect from mobile applications and also areas such as mobile banking and security.

It shows the vast areas that the Mobile Application industry spreads out into and really starts to make you think about its enormity.

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ON World: 50 Million Wireless Smart Homes and Buildings by 2018 - DigitalJournal.com

ON World: 50 Million Wireless Smart Homes and Buildings by 2018
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By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network WSN) technology, according to global technology research firm ON World.
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This article shows another example of the smart home industry, a real look at where we will be in 5 years time in terms of this field  and what aspects consumers now are interested in, whether it be lighting, energy management or security. Really emphasizing what we do have and what we will have around us that makes our lives just that little bit easier.

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Soft Robotic Fish Represent Future of Robotics; MIT Scientist: 'We're Excited ... - University Herald

Soft Robotic Fish Represent Future of Robotics; MIT Scientist: 'We're Excited ... - University Herald | Important "Tech" and its path for the future! | Scoop.it
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Soft Robotic Fish Represent Future of Robotics; MIT Scientist: 'We're Excited ...
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Robotics within the technology field has been an industry that has constantly moved forwards with innovative ideas and breakthroughs.

This article and clip inparticular highlights the movements in "soft tissue robots". The idea is that soft robots are becoming more ideal in a world where the robot itself is becoming mainstream and more commonly "physical" in our day to day invironment. A softness attribute would take away the fear of a harmful interaction and also benefit the production process in similar ways.

This new idea has also improved on previous soft robotics by combining the self contained and high preformance aspects.

The idea itself is very interesting and the path it is taking is also mirroring technological ideas thought only to be apart of science fiction movies such as "iRobot". Really pushes the current envelope and shows what the future holds.

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Green ideas shaping the future of renewable energy - FarmersWeekly

Green ideas shaping the future of renewable energy - FarmersWeekly | Important "Tech" and its path for the future! | Scoop.it
Green ideas shaping the future of renewable energy
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Renewables technology is developing at a rapid pace, with a number of exciting new projects moving from concept to commercial reality. Paul Spackman reports.

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An insight into the future of renewable energy, a field of technology which it would seem is one of if not the most important advancing industries currently being explored.

This article explores the idea of Algae which takes advantage of C02  and seawater to produce oil. This technology seems very promising and exciting. Current costs of sustainability seem to be not very econimical but the future of this arising technology looks to be very bright and the current "obstacles" it faces surely won't last long.

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PS4 Hits 6 Million, Ushers in New Era of Social ... - PlayStation.Blog

PS4 Hits 6 Million, Ushers in New Era of Social ... - PlayStation.Blog | Important "Tech" and its path for the future! | Scoop.it
PlayStation 4. As you've probably read by now, cumulative PS4 sales have now surpassed six million units worldwide following the successful launch in Japan just over a week ago. It's truly humbling to see the rate at which ...
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Interactive gaming and infact the entire console gaming market is growing exponentially. This technology gives consumers a level of connectedness that is not only easily accessible but widely addictive.

This small article details new trends and numbers in the consumer market of interactive console gaming and what the new tech (in this case the playstation 4) is allowing "players" world wide to do. It has opened doors for players to interact with eachother, to boast about scores over new social media outlets such at Twitch and just overall increase the amount of online players each consumer is exposed too. All of this really shows the power that gaming technology holds in our current era and the moves it is making for the future

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Nordstrom Innovation Lab: Sunglass iPad App Case Study

See how the Nordstrom Innovation Lab created, tested and built an iPad app in just one week. For more information, visit: http://nordstrominnovationlab.com.
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The mobile application industry has to be the biggest growing field within technology. Connecting more and more people every day. Its importance within our day to day lives one could almost say is reaching the level of the necessity for food or water.

This video depicts the worlds first "Flash build" coined from the flash mob idea but using an idea within a business and building a mobile application entirley from instore feedback and opinions to enhance the consumers experience and hopefully optimizing sales. This truely shows the access and ease we have today to make our lives easier through apps and the endless possibilities ahead of us in this field.

 

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ABB global TV commercial on solar energy, EV charging, smart homes - 30 seconds

Find out more about ABB. http://ow.ly/pWVB6 The sun provides as much energy in one hour as the world consumes in one year. How can we help harness solar ener...
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The idea of a "smart home" and this new upcoming industry has always been one only set in our favourite scfi movie or novel. But in our world today and the not so distant future this idea of a home that controls itself not only sustainably but on its own is very real and within our grasp.

This tv advertisement quickly shows a glimpse of a very real connected and self sustained home that we have access to today and what we should expect on the road ahead. Benefiting, enhancing and pushing our lives forwards.

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