It’s always a good choice to keep yourself up to date on the newest and most efficient health and wellness developments every year. Keeping yourself in the know could someday prove to be quite useful. Besides the fact that this knowledge could be useful, it’s super interesting. Doctors have become scientists and vice versa. When that amount of intelligence comes together, you can be sure to see some great things emerge. Here is a quick summary of some of the top developments in health and wellness for the year.
For a long time, robots were the preserve of science fiction. We’ve always been fascinated by the idea of intelligent machines, whether it was the development of Asimov’s three laws of robotics, the bickering Star Wars droids, or Douglas Adam’s manically depressed Marvin. Yet, the impact of robots on day-to-day life has been slow to emerge. Few of us have the android domestic staff that was the stuff of 1950’s visions of the future, for example, but, in fact, robots are in more areas of our existence than you might think.
The first robotic patents for machines to be used in industry were granted in 1961, so they have a longer history than you might think. These were mainly for simple transfer systems that moved components from one place to another to aid assembly processes.
Because they were able to repeat tasks over and over again to the same level of accuracy, robots quickly found their place on the production line. This was something that came to public consciousness with the Fiat car adverts of the late 1970s. By this time, robots were undertaking other repetitive tasks such as welding and paint spraying. [Read more…] about Charting the Rise of the Robots
When Amazon.com announced recently that it was planning to make deliveries by drones by 2015, it created quite a stir. How will it work? How will the drone find my apartment? Will my e-reader get left out in the rain? How much power would it take to carry large packages?
The details on how drone automated delivery would work are somewhat sketchy right now. The proposed vehicles have a range of 10 miles and can carry weights up to 5 pounds, which includes 86% of Amazon’s packages. But the 10-mile range would no doubt limit deliveries to big cities. And even then, an MIT professor pointed out that the drones don’t have enough battery life to go 10 miles with a 5-pound package. While the idea suggests energy efficiency, the current numbers suggests otherwise. [Read more…] about Amazon Drones: Automated Convenience That’s Energy Efficient?
Depending on your age, you might be able to relate when I say I have been reminiscing and thinking a little about The Jetsons and Small Wonder. While I did not watch TV regularly as a kid, these two shows were very popular during that period, and every kid I knew was fascinated with them, probably because of the robots.
Several decades later, we’re still not close to having a robot-person like Vicki (see Small Wonder!), but we just might have something a step closer in the Zeno Boy Robot. [Read more…] about Meet The Zeno Boy Robot
I may be wrong, but knowing how to cut and debone poultry the proper way may not be all that common. Sure, there are people who can do that in their sleep, but for people like me, it is probably best to leave that task to the experts.
But what if you can have the Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System? [Read more…] about Meet the Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System: a Robot That Can Cut Your Poultry Up
Robots are the future. People have been saying that before I was born. Books have been written. Movies have been made. We are in their future, and we now have robots. Lots of them.
Sure, the state of technology is still not at par with many a writer’s imagination, but we have come a long way. There is even such a thing as a robot barber! [Read more…] about Need a Haircut? Check Out the Robot Barber!