Robots Qualcomm just released a $500 kit to help individual inventors or multi-national companies build better robots with 5G and AI (QCOMM)

Qualcomm released a new, $500 platform with artificial intelligence and 5G capabilities. The San Diego chip-maker says the chipset and developer’s toolkit represents a breakthrough because it contains state-of-the-art electronics yet serves a broad spectrum of robot makers. Big companies including Panasonic, Sony, and LG use Qualcomm robotics now – LG says it will use the new kit…

Robots The script has flipped from debt binges to equity sales — and Wall Street’s making bank either way

Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team’s biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren’t yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here.It’s hard to believe Memorial Day has come and gone already, and that we’re just about…

Robots AI-powered sex robots are selling well during lockdown – which worries some experts, who say that they can introduce some surprising regulatory problems

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Sex robots with artificial intelligence are selling well during the COVID-19 remain-in-place orders, their makers say, even at $12,000 apiece.The robots can talk and move their heads, but their customizable silicone bodies cannot move at this point. With conversational AI…

Robots UC Berkeley students recreated more than 100 buildings on their ‘Minecraft’ campus ‘Blockeley’ — take a tour of the virtual university

UC Berkeley Blockeley campus. Gretchen Knell UC Berkeley students recreated their campus on “Minecraft” after COVID-19 ended their semester early.Events including graduations and weddings have been moved online to “Minecraft,” “Animal Crossing,” and other online games since the coronavirus spread throughout the World.College commencements around the country were canceled, and students have been recreating them…

Robots Meet Rob Carter, the 27-year FedEx veteran spurring innovation at the logistics giant who peers have nicknamed ‘the Beyonce of CIOs

After 20 years on the job, FedEx CIO Rob Carter is still pushing new innovations at the logistics giant — like drones and delivery robots. He credits his success to the ability to make IT more central to the business and to align the tech priorities with the overall priorities of the business. Carter doesn’t let technologists…

Robots A top Amazon AI exec shares the 4 steps the e-commerce giant took to become a leader in adopting the advanced tech

Companies were already rapidly exploring how to use machine learning in their operations, but that has greatly accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the outlook for artificial intelligence is brighter than ever. But organizations still face immense hurdles in actually deploying it. Those just starting off or looking for guidance can turn to Amazon. The e-commerce giant…

Robots The pandemic is accelerating industrial automation efforts and ushering in long-term adoption

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Robots This award-winning post-pandemic office design with individual sealed pods offers a glimpse at what returning to the office could look like

Q.workntine office pods. Mohamed M. Radwan White collar employees around the World suddenly began working remotely en masse as the coronavirus pandemic closed offices.While workers are already being asked to return in some states, offices in hotspots are working on potential solutions for offices that make social distancing difficult. Designer Mohamed Radwan’s prototype adds hexagonal pods…

Robots A ‘strawberry moon’ lunar eclipse will occur Friday night — here’s how to see it

June’s full moon is referred to as the “strawberry moon” because it comes during strawberry season.On Friday, people in many parts of the World can see a partial penumbral eclipse — when the moon passes through Earth’s outer shadow.The eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa, but you can also watch it…

Robots What’s next for the banks and office spaces along London’s Canary Wharf as the city reopens after lockdown

As cities begin to reopen after COVID-19 lockdowns, people are questioning if offices and large business buildings can safely resume operations and go “back to normal.”The skyscrapers in London’s Canary Wharf are home to major banks, from HSBC to Barclays, that will be challenged to keep their employees safe and socially distanced upon their return.Architects…