WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Because a robot isn’t enough. You need an emotional robot.
Here are some of our favorite tech pieces from our friends over at CNN, focusing on everything from a ”smart” football helmet to Pepper, the emotional robot.
“Smart” football helmet may help detect concussions – ”For years, the protocol for treating possible concussions on a football field has been this: After a player takes a hard hit to the head, a coach or trainer examines him to assess the severity of the impact and his readiness to return to the field. But a visual inspection only reveals so much. What if there were data that could help detect concussions in real time? Now there are.” Click here for more.
Meet Pepper, the emotional robot – “When someone is being stiff and acting emotionless, we may have to quit calling them a robot. Softbank, a Japanese Internet and telecommunications company, introduced the world Thursday to Pepper, a robot designed to read, and respond to, its user’s mood. ”People may look back 100 years later, or 200 years later (and say) that was a historic moment we are having today,” said Masayoshi Son, Softbank’s CEO.” Click here for more.
Cousteau grandson living 31 days undersea – “Could we one day live underwater? Ask Fabien Cousteau – a month from now. Cousteau, grandson of underwater explore Jacques-Yves Cousteau, is spending the rest of June in Aquarius, the world’s only underwater marine lab, 63 feet below the ocean’s surface near Key Largo, Florida.” Click here for more.