Today marks the first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC, as it’s known.) With the pandemic continuing to rage on throughout the world, this year’s WWDC is entirely virtual — including the company’s big annual keynote, where it shows off all of the updates coming to iOS, macOS, and all of the other
Based in India, NemoCare focuses on technology to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in developing countries. TechCrunch talked to co-founder and CTO Manor Sanker about NemoCare’s portable and low-cost wearable for newborns, which monitors vital signs and connects to a platform that alerts medical teams when a baby needs help.
Large construction sites are incredibly wasteful. Materials get tossed all the time if there’s a change of plan or if you ordered too much stuff. French startup Backacia connects construction professionals to reduce waste and bring down costs. You can both buy and sell materials and equipment. The buyer then picks up the order directly
Practice is the most important part of studying a new language and EMYS helps make the process more fun for kids. The robot is a companion for students, helping them learn a new word a day. It guides them through games, chats with them and reacts to gestures and touch. We talked to the startup’s
A couple of months ago, we took a VanMoof electric-bike for a test ride in Paris. While there are a ton of electric-bikes in the streets of Paris, the VanMoof Electrified X2 looks like no other. The frame is a single piece of aluminum that looks futuristic. On the handlebar, you’re not going to find
Machine learning and AI models can be found in nearly every aspect of society today, but their inner workings are often as much a mystery to their creators as to those who use them. UC Berkeley’s Trevor Darrell, Krishna Gade of Fiddler Labs, and Karen Myers from SRI International will discuss what we’re doing about
In 1920, Karl Capek coined the term “robot” in a play about mechanical workers organizing a rebellion to defeat their human overlords. 100 years later, in the context of increasing inequality and xenophobia, the panelists will discuss cultural views of robots in the context of “Robo-Exoticism” which exaggerates both negative and positive attributes and reinforces
Most robots are automated but not AI autonomous. NVIDIA’s Isaac platform helps roboticists incorporate AI into their robots. By leveraging Isaac, NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Xavier module, and DGX deep learning workstation, you can create the next generation robotics by accelerating research and design, reducing cost and risk, and improving quality and accuracy. Sponsored by NVIDIA.
Maxar Technologies has been involved with U.S. space efforts for decades, and is about to send its 6th (!) robotic arm to Mars aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Lucy Condakchian is general manager of robotics at Maxar and will speak to the difficulty and exhilaration of designing robotics for use in the harsh environments of
The benefits of robotics in agriculture are undeniable, yet at the same time only getting started. Lewis Anderson (Traptic) and Sebastien Boyer (Farmwise) will compare notes on the rigors of developing industrial-grade robots that both pick crops and weed fields respectively, and Pyka’s Michael Norcia will discuss taking flight over those fields with an autonomous
SeeHow transforms sports equipment into sensors in order to gather data about an athlete’s performance – and it does so without having to alter anything on the athlete’s body. Its sensors are baked into cricket balls and bat handles to track very specific types of data that batsmen and bowlers generate.
Teebike is a new French startup that wants to make it easier to switch from a good old sweat-based bike to an electric bike. With Teebike, you don’t have to get rid of your existing bike and buy a new one. You just have to replace the front wheel. The device detects when you’re on