Once upon a time, a missionary founder came up with a simple plan to save our planet and our wallet… Discover Elon Musk’s master plan, part two for Tesla. Also, read about how augmented reality is coming to shopping, how autonomous driving is helping the U.S. swimming team, and the future of “Made In China”.
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VIRTUAL REALITY / AUGMENTED REALITY
Magic Leap AR Shopping
While prior Magic Leap videos have focused on entertainment and productivity use-cases, a new video’s concept from the ultra secretive startup involved a pregnant mother shopping for new items in her baby room. Link
If you ponder the “immersion” potential for a moment, the possibilities of augmented and alternative realities stretch way beyond Pokémon. Link
VR For Olympic Training
Engineers at BAE Systems have started working with Olympic and Paralympic athletes to better their game thanks to virtual reality. Similar to how a system like STRIVR operates within NFL and college football, the new technology, VR-Vantage, works to give athletes extra run throughs of the courses and environments where they will be competing. Link
Optimizing the scheduling of beds and nurses in a busy labor ward is difficult, stressful work. Fortunately, researchers have trained a robot to help out. Link
The Future of “Made In China”
Increasingly, “Made in China” means made by robots. As supply of cheap labor shrinks and population ages, China is increasingly turning to automation. For the past three years, China has been on a shopping spree, becoming the biggest buyer of industrial robots in the world. Link
INTERNET OF THINGS
The Future With Self-Driving Cars
Within ten years, roads will be full of driverless cars. Maybe within two, depending on where you’re driving. That’s what Chris Dixon, a partner at prestigious Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz believes. Link
Master Plan, Part Deux
Elon Musk published his “master plan, part two” for Tesla: solar roofs, two commercial vehicles, full autonomy, and fully on-demand. Tesla vs. Uber is officially here. Link
BMW In The Pool
BMW might have found a low-risk way to test its autonomous driving systems: the swimming pool. Technology is changing the face of the Olympics, as LED motion trackers aid the U.S. swimming team. Link
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