Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Taxi Drone's are Here!  




Since the beginning of sci-fi we have often wondered how long it will take inventors to create personal flying vehicles.  What's great about the EHang vehicle is that it is GPS equipped so the passenger doesn't have to be a pilot. These may just make the self driving car obsolete earlier than expected.  Nevada has already cleared them for test flights.  Hopefully, they will have a dual passenger vehicle soon.


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Reported by James O. Thomas III

The Taxi Drone's are Here!  




Since the beginning of sci-fi we have often wondered how long it will take inventors to create personal flying vehicles.  What's great about the EHang vehicle is that it is GPS equipped so the passenger doesn't have to be a pilot. These may just make the self driving car obsolete earlier than expected.  Nevada has already cleared them for test flights.  Hopefully, they will have a dual passenger vehicle soon.


Check out these links:





Reported by James O. Thomas III

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Affordable Virtual Reality

Affordable Virtual Reality 

The key to adoption of most new technologies is affordability.  If you own a Galaxy Note you already have the most expensive piece of the VR system from Samsung with the help of Oculus.  
Samsung Gear VR System

Check it out at this link:  Samsung Gear VR Video
This is the future of tech! Devices that serve multiple purposes.

Reported by James O. Thomas III

Friday, April 11, 2014

From Warehouse to Your House in 30 Minutes of Order

From Warehouse to Your House in 30 Minutes of Order

Small drones that can deliver an order in 30 minutes are coming to a home near you.  The new service is named Amazon Prime Air. It will deliver your packages via an 8-propeller drones about the size of a remote-controlled airplane. It will carry shoebox-size plastic bins from fulfillment centers to customers' homes. As with many disruptive new services, it still requires more testing and clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration,  but could take to the skies by 2018 per Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.


This gives the term Just In Time a whole new meaning.  Hopefully, some one will be home for the drop.
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Reported by James O. Thomas III


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Gone but not forgotten! Robots offer a way to keep our minds around for future generations. 

Bina48's hardware was made by robot designer David Hanson over the course of three years for a cool $125,000 at the behest of the Terasem Movement Foundation's president and Bina's partner, Martine Rothblatt.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2175721/Rise-Machines-Meet-Bina48-robot-tell-jokes-recite-poetry-mimics-mankind-startling-ease.html#ixzz2rkDspuCf

http://www.kurzweilai.net/bina48-is-first-humanoid-robot-to-address-a-conference

Reported by James O. Thomas III

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Lost Inside a Mall or Large Building?  Beacons are coming!


Beacons are poised to allow your mobile phone GPS systems to navigate indoors.  Basically, they are low cost bluetooth devices that will be placed throughout buildings.  These devices will communicate with your GPS.  A company called Estimote is already marketing the devices, which are sure to hit the mainstream.  There will be many uses for this technology aside from navigation. The figure below shows likely locations for beacons.









Here are other links:

http://www.businessinsider.com/beacons-and-ibeacons-create-a-new-market-2013-12

http://cs.umaine.edu/~chaw/pubs/bpil.pdf

Reported by James O. Thomas III

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Google Poised to Launch the Robot Revolution

We have known for some time that the future will have robots and android machines involved in our everyday lives.  However, it often takes a major innovator like Google to accelerate technologies into the mainstream.  Recently, Google purchased seven robotics companies around the world and is clearly looking to take on a leadership position in this growing industry.  

Per Google's Andy Rubin, “I feel with robotics it’s a green field,” he said. “We’re building hardware, we’re building software. We’re building systems, so one team will be able to understand the whole stack.” 



Reported by James O. Thomas III