Robot cars start delivering groceries in Arizona

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Grocery giant Kroger and autonomous vehicle startup Nuro launched their driverless delivery service Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the first market for the two companies, which first announced their partnership back in June. To start out, only one store is involved in the experiment: the Kroger-owned Fry's Food Store on East McDowell Road. Customers can place orders via Fry's website or mobile app. Grocery orders can be scheduled for same-day or next-day delivery.


Dyson Airwrap: Vacuum company reveals new tool that uses super-fast motor to style your hair

The Independent - Tech

Dyson has released a hair styling tool that uses the efficient speed of its vacuum motors to change your look. The company – better known for its vacuums, and with all eyes on a car it is making – has made its second move into the beauty industry, following the success of the £300 Supersonic hair dryer. The Dyson Airwrap costs £400 and is on sale now. It uses the motor that powers its vacuums to create jets of air that can then be used to style hair into curls, waves and smooth blow dries without the need for extreme heat. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


DoorDash will make autonomous food deliveries with help from GM

Engadget

DoorDash has made it pretty clear that if you're hungry, it's going to be the company that makes sure you get what you want. Over the last year or so it's rolled out group ordering, grocery delivery and even ice cream delivery -- all with sustainability on the agenda. Now, it's making sure you get fed as soon as is absolutely possible, thanks to a partnership with General Motors' Cruise self-driving vehicles. Early this year, a testing program will kick off in San Francisco testing and improving the efficiency of food and grocery delivery via Cruise vehicles. It's the first major consumer-facing partnership for Cruise, which had in the past toyed with the idea of teaming up with Lyft, and subsequently Uber -- evidently it identified a more lucrative market in satisfying hangry customers than in teaming up with companies already under scrutiny for their autonomous efforts.


Forget a doorman, this apartment will have a ROBOT: San Francisco building will offer droid that delivers everything from champagne to toiletries

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to offer a robot staff member'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu When a guest places their order, a human staff packs the item into the robot Using Wi-Fi and cameras, Relay summons an elevator and travels up to the unit'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to include an autonomous robot named'Relay' that will deliver items from an in-app menu to units inside of the building Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Relay stands three feet tall, and has a compartment at the top that can be loaded with items for delivery and moves at teh speed of a human. So far, 12 of these robots have been employed in the US and are in use at five of the world's major hotel brands Apartment dwellers will have use of a valet service, indoor pool, a gym with free classes, among other things, and access to entertaining events like scotch and wine tasting. Once the robot arrives at the correct aprtment unit, it will then call the guest's phone and wait to be met at the door. Man punches kangaroo in the face to save dog being strangled CCTV shows woman hit by a CAR as thieves dodge paying for petrol Mob storm police station and lynch suspected paedophile Watch the original 1972 trailer for'Last Tango in Paris' Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Moment judge gets slapped in the face at 2016 IFBB Diamond Cup Heart-stopping moment child climbs on tracks in front of train Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best? Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best?


Rise of the Robots: From big data to artificial intelligence

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Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence and big data will reach the tens of billions by 2025. Michael Finnigan finds out what family-run operations need to know about the rise of the robots. The county of Wiltshire in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for one of the world's most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories. It is best-known for its Neolithic monuments and iconic stone circles, most famously Stonehenge, but beneath its prehistoric landscape the future is unfolding. At family-run technology design firm Dyson, a team of engineers are using artificial intelligence to get a leg up on the competition.