Tag: robots

25 Feb 2019

Your Robot-Made Coffee Is Ready. Where Does That Leave The Barista?

Excerpt via FastCompany Austin, Tx.-based Briggo is expanding its robot-staffed “Coffee Haus” to San Francisco’s busy airport. Briggo’s founders say they’ve created a tech-centric coffee ecosystem, complete with Latin American backstory, that hits Millennial touchstones including customization and app availability. Briggo recently was listed among Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative companies in the world for crafting […]

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07 Jul 2017

#ROBOPHOBIA: Anxious About Automation? You’re Not Alone

Researchers and businesspeople are constantly guessing how many jobs robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will destroy. The results from a recently released survey by Masayuki Morikawa at Japan’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry suggest that how concerned workers are about automation depends highly on their age and educational background. For the survey, conducted […]

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08 Jan 2017

Consumer Electronics Show 2017 — The Hits + Misses

From folding drones to smart showers, the internet of things is weird and wonderful. At this years Consumer Electronics Show, the falling cost of sensors and connectivity means that the internet of things is finally a reality. Here are the hits and misses of CES 2017,  from the Financial Times: Hits Folding selfie drone © […]

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15 Dec 2016

Amazon’s First Drone Delivery Takes Off In U.K.

A video posted by Amazon shows a fully autonomous drone, no humans involved, taking off from the warehouse and flying over fields to deposit the package just outside the customer’s home in the UK. Amazon, with drones, aims to make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Packages must weigh five pounds or less and can […]

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28 Jun 2016

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2, 600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by 2020. For designers, that represents a major business opportunity.  But AI is also a challenge requiring every strength and skill they’ve learned […]

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10 Apr 2016

For Explorers, Not Tourists: Hotels Woo Millennial Travelers

“We see millennial travelers more as explorers than tourists,” said Brian McGuinness, global brand leader, Starwood’s Specialty Select Brands. “Our Aloft hotels are specifically designed with them in mind.” Aloft features free Wi-Fi, areas for working poolside or in the bar, and even a robotic bellhop that appeals to tech-savvy millennials, he said. Now, guests who […]

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