Issue 20 - Has COVID-19 Helped Finally Usher in the Golden Age of Robotics?
As the COVID-19 pandemic increases the need for touchless environments, from frontline workers to everyday commerce, robotics takes center stage.After Years of Promise and Advancements, has COVID-19 Helped Finally Usher in the Golden Age of Robotics? As the COVID-19 pandemic increases the need for touchless environments, from frontline workers to everyday commerce, robotics takes center stage. Earlier this year, pre pandemic, the Azafran team fanned out to a host of conferences and demo days ranging from CES in Vegas, to StartUp Grind and TechCrunch AI+Robotics 2020 in the Bay Area.
Azafran Portfolio Case Study: EmoshapeAzafran Portfolio Case Study: Emoshape EMOSHAPE predicts that before the end of this century humans will talk more to sentient machines than to other humans. The use of emotion remains a fundamental need for humans, one that cannot be addressed by today’s emotion technology. One of the areas that has been holding back robotics, as well as the human-machine interface in general, is the lack of emotion, emotional intelligence, and empathy from the machine equation.
Robotics + Conversational and Augmented AI Use CasesRobotics + Conversational and Augmented AI Use Cases Following are examples of companies driving the growing transition and transformation of the human-machine partnership and in newer and wider context of robotics. Conversational AI and Social Robotics: Startup company building a social robotics and conversational system platform - the socially intelligent robots are designed to mimic human personality, gesture, and intonation.
Issue 19 - Voice, Acoustics and Imagery Impacts on Society
The Global Transition to Voice, Acoustics and Imagery Brings with it Far-Reaching, Positive Impacts to SocietyThe Global Transition to Voice, Acoustics and Imagery Brings with it Far-Reaching, Positive Impacts to Society With voice replacing touchpads and keyboards, imagery driving innovation in healthcare, and acoustics/sensory leading the IoT revolution, a better world is just around the corner. Throughout the course of humanity, voice, acoustics and imagery have played central roles in the human experience and evolution.