Stories by Nancy Owano

Two-armed drones developed to help with hands-on tasks

(Tech Xplore)—Drones are good for things other than delivering pizzas and sneakers for sure. We are reading more and more about applications intended for public services, for farming, engineering and security operations ...

Sep 21, 2016

You may well ask. Who, not what, is talking?

(Tech Xplore)—This is for real. Human speech synthesis has reached a new high. Thanks to DeepMind, there is every indication that machines are getting quite good at sounding like humans.

Sep 12, 2016

Humanoid service robot is showcased in Berlin

(Tech Xplore)—Off in the not so distant future one can hear the march of the humanoid robots, ready to lend an everyday presence in many retail shops and home services. Qihan is a company that's making some noise in that ...

Sep 05, 2016