All hail the Zooids, our little desk tidiers

Untidy desk at the end of the day? Leave it, the “Zooids” will tidy it up! It seems robots are getting smaller and smaller, and they’re multiplying too! Tiny little robots called “Zooids” are going to be tidying your desk and bringing you your phone in the not so distant future. With touch sensors, gyros and tiny wheels, these little robots form a swarm and work together to accomplish tasks. Their usefulness right now seems limited, but nonetheless they look […]

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It’s time to brush your teeth, with a chatbot of course!

Here’s a new and innovative way to encourage children to brush their teeth more: Unilever are bringing Facebook’s chatbot into our lives via a free animated, customised story with the aim to encourage children to brush their teeth for longer while they listen to the story unfold over 21 episodes. “Little Brush, Big Brush” requires interaction to enable the story to develop and ultimately reach its conclusion, and along the way there is, of course, lots of teeth brushing! Technology […]

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Can I help you? This robot receptionist called Pepper can!

Can I help you? This robot receptionist called Pepper can!

If you find yourself in a hospital in Belgium (specifically in Ostend or Liege) you may well be greeted by a robot receptionist called Pepper. Two robots have recently been deployed to help greet visitors and to provide useful information. With the ability to understand 20 different languages, and detect whether it is speaking to a man, woman or child, there isn’t much that is going to stop it in its tracks!   A very cool gimmick for the hospitals, […]

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Facebook Live: why it’s good for business

Facebook Live: why it’s good for business

If you’re not already using video as a marketing tool for your business, then you should seriously be considering it, and now with the arrival of Facebook Live it has never been easier. Video is already a highly recommended tool for promoting your brand, product, and business, and with predictions (by digital marketing company Syndacast) showing that by 2017 video will account for 74% of internet traffic, it’s time to get serious about including it in your marketing plans. Image […]

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Take a virtual tour of your own arteries and improve your health!

Take a virtual tour of your own arteries and improve your health!

Remember the film Innerspace [http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi4136698137/] where back in 1987 Dennis Quaid’s scientist character is miniaturised and travels inside the body of an unsuspecting store clerk played by Martin Short? It all seemed very futuristic at the time. Well, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, they are working on making that a reality – almost! Using Virtual Reality they are able to explore the inner workings of a cancer cell, and have plans to create 3D virtual representations, […]

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