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Viodi View – 01/02/23

Although the official launch of CES is on Thursday, the pre-show fun begins tomorrow. CES Unveiled, and Pepcom, are two of the pre-show events that are like speed-dating for learning about new products and ideas. Read on to see links to some of the highlights from last year’s event that are still relevant today. Restoring […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Robots

Restoring a Sense of Freedom via a Labrador Retriever – A Personal Care Robot #CES2022

There is an English proverb suggesting that necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of Mike Dooley, it was his mother’s necessity that drove his team’s invention. In the above interview, Dooley, CEO/Co-Founder of Labrador Systems, Inc., talks about the indoor robot that was inspired by his aging mom’s desire to not rely […]

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Alan Weissberger Robots

Augmenting the Human Worker with Cobots

Introduction: Most industrial experts agree that robotics will be essential to adapt to changes brought upon by automation of manufacturing, labor shortages in warehouses, hazardous environments, and the shift to Electric Vehicles (EVs).  There are also geopolitical drivers for robotics including cybersecurity, climate change, and demographics.  However, there is little or no talk about cobots.  […]

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Viodi View – 05/12/21

Things that were abstract dreams and nightmares in the early 1990s have become today’s reality. Specifically, the idea of electronic viruses and cybercriminals wreaking havoc on the real world has sadly become a reality and the resulting gas shortages are a reminder of the 1970 era. Unfortunately, the cyberinfrastructure vulnerabilities we are seeing today are […]

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Viodi View – 06/09/20

Although published in 2015, the message of Turing Robots: Income Inequality and Social mobility is as relevant as ever. Written in 2015 by two Rice Faculty Scholars at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, the paper discusses the value of work, the importance of social mobility and suggests possible solutions to adjust […]