‘Pepper’ robot uses trial-and-error learning to master a child’s game

Robots, much like children, are now using simple games to learn important skills. Pepper, SoftBank’s adorable humanoid robot, recently learned to play ball-in-a-cup (also called ring and pin) in an effort to better understand optimal trajectory. In the beginning, SoftBank’s team demonstrated the game to the robot by guiding its arm. By the end of the […] Read more »

Apple’s Echo rival could make Siri the master of your home

Amazon is sitting pretty on top of the smart home with its Alexa voice-controlled Echo devices, and Google will close in later this year with its own Home assistant device. But what about Apple? While iOS 10’s much-needed Home app for controlling all your HomeKit-compatible smart home devices is a step in the right direction, […] Read more »