Anki Drive

Robotic, artificial intelligence and video games meet the real world in this iOS-driven racing game

Video games, by nature, have always existed in the virtual world. While no less real or engaging to players, gaming has largely been contained to screens—at least until now. Anki Drive fuses robotics, artificial intelligence and video game styling and narrative into a real world game. Using an iOS app, players choose a character (in this case a car) that corresponds with a real, hold-it-in-your-hand …

Tempo Smart Calendar

Artificial intelligence for your day-to-day life from the team behind Siri

From the programming minds that brought us Siri, Tempo is a calendar for iOS aiming to bring artificial intelligence to your daily routine. Tempo AI, a spin-off of non-profit research institute SRI International, is a small company led by CEO Raj Singh. They present their flagship app as a more focused application of Siri-style artificial intelligence, limiting the scope to your schedule to get the …

Nanobot Music

Nano-copters work together to make music in this amazing video from TED

Professor Vijay Kumar from GRASP, the robotics laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, just wrapped up a fantastic TED Talk on his robotics work. Using custom-built quad rotor nano-copters, Kumar’s team demonstrated the agility, versatility and programmable awareness of these small drone-like devices. Kumar’s work is focused on creating robots that can work together to achieve a common goal or complete a task. Kumar closed …