Tokyo Showcases Smart Robotic Tech at the Olympic Games The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will deploy robots to interact with visitors, worldwide viewers, and athletes in a nod to the future. Tech companies are gearing up to highlight how robotic advances such as exoskeletons can assist humans, expand connections, and improve quality of life during the Games and beyond.
AI-powered Athlete Tracking Makes Olympic Debut In elite competition, fractions of a second can mean the difference between a gold or a silver medal. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is using a new tracking technology that allows fans to watch the action and know how fast the athletes are running.
Smart Robots Lend a Hand during the Tokyo Olympics As the Olympic Games begin, Tokyo will be home to thousands of athletes, coaches, staff, and reporters covering the games. Mixed among them will be teams of robots doing their part to ensure the Olympics run smoothly. From staff support to visitor interaction, these robots are trained and ready to play.
Smart Traffic Management System Aims to Keep Pedestrians, Cyclists Safe As part of a public initiative to improve pedestrian safety, the Florida Department of Transportation deployed GRIDSMART computer vision and analytics technology in bustling East Orlando. The solution keeps an intelligent eye on crosswalk traffic flow and adjusts traffic signals to help keep pedestrians and cyclists out of harm’s way at busy city intersections.
Artificial Intelligence Brings Together People, Past and Present Holographic and voice processing technologies are enabling like-life recreations of people that can interact with others in real time. New AI capabilities enable people to “talk” to departed loved ones using an individualized chatbot. The technologies are being used to document personal experiences, capture family stories, and converse in real time.
These Autonomous Spider Robots are Out of This World A small robot with tiny legs is tested and ready for its first extraterrestrial adventure on the moon and slated for lunar landing in summer 2021. The spider robot will crawl across the surface of the moon collecting a web of lunar data through onboard sensors and cameras, which will be beamed back to Earth.
Intel AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World Artificial intelligence (AI) developer Jagadish K. Mahendran and his team designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
Intelligent Warehouse Robots Automate Worker Tasks The pandemic has led to an uptick in ecommerce across the board, and warehouses are struggling to meet demand. Warehouse automation systems are fast, accurate, and safe, giving companies a robotic hand as they respond to the increased need.
Aquaculture Thrives as IoT Improves Production Fish farmers deploy technology to gain real-time information about water quality, fish health, and feeding patterns under murky waters. Machine learning and computer vision are transforming the process and sustainability of fish farming.
IoT Enables Smart, Sustainable Food Waste Management Solution A technology-based waste disposal machine uses IoT technologies and natural breakdown processes to reduce and prevent food waste with the goal of creating a zero-landfill environment.
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