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2014-05-08 08:33:45

Inaugural event gathers startups, investors and industry executives that are revolutionizing the aging experience; MIT robotics visionary Cynthia Breazeal to deliver keynote address SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aging2.0 will host the inaugural Global Innovation Summit, May 14 in San Francisco. The invitation-only summit will bring together a select group of long-term care executives, consumer technology leaders, investors and top entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss...

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2009-10-29 10:50:00

MIT researchers and designers are developing the Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA) - a new in-car personal robot that aims to change the way we interact with our car. The project is a collaboration between the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, MIT's SENSEable City Lab and the Volkswagen Group of America's Electronics Research Lab. "With the ubiquity of sensors and mobile computers, information about our surroundings is ever abundant. AIDA embodies a new effort to make sense...

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2006-11-22 15:15:00

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON - George the robot is playing hide-and-seek with scientist Alan Schultz. George whirrs and hides behind a post until he's found. Then a bit later, he hunts for and finds Schultz hiding. If that sounds childish, consider that Schultz is working his way up to teaching the robot to play Capture the Flag. What's so impressive about robots playing children's games? For a robot to actually find a place to hide, and then hunt for its human playmate...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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