Ultravioletto’s Neural Mirror shows audiences an AI reflection of themselves

Ultravioletto's Neural Mirror shows audiences an AI reflection of themselves


Visitors to a former church in the Italian city of Spoleto will encounter a mirror that uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition to build an otherworldly image of themselves. Read more


AI robot Ai-Da presents her original artworks in University of Oxford exhibition

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture made by Ai-Da, a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence, has been unveiled at a gallery in the UK


An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture made by Ai-Da, a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence, has been unveiled at a gallery in the UK. Read more


Watch our talk with Liam Young exploring how drones will change cities live from London


Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will speak to speculative architect Liam Young about drones, the topic of Dezeen’s short film Elevation, in a talk at the Building Centre in London tonight. Watch live here from 6:30pm UK time. Read more


Sony explores robot-human relationships with Affinity in Autonomy exhibition

Sony explores robot-human relationship with abstracted Affinity in Autonomy installations


Sony has staged an artificial intelligence-themed exhibition, featuring a field of white spheres that move as if they have their own personalities. Read more


IKEA and Ori collaborate on robotic furniture for small-space living

IKEA Ori robotic furniture Rognan


IKEA has partnered with American start-up Ori on Rognan, a shape-shifting furniture system that moves robotically to create more flexible living areas in compact homes. Read more


The Barbican dives deep into artificial intelligence with More Than Human exhibition

Barbican AI More than Human exhibition


Chatbots, facial recognition tech, deep-fake videos and newly commissioned installations by Es Devlin and Lawrence Lek are on display at The Barbican‘s sprawling AI: More Than Human exhibition. Read more


University of Stuttgart creates biomimetic pavilions based on sea urchins and beetle wings

University of Stuttgart creates biomimetic pavilions for the Bundesgartenschau horticultural show in Germany


The University of Stuttgart has continued its experiments into biomimicry and robotic construction with two pavilions at the Bundesgartenschau horticultural show in Germany. Read more


Ford makes Self-Braking Trolley that can’t be crashed

Ford makes Self-Braking Trolley that can't hit anything


Automobile maker Ford has borrowed anti-collision technology from its cars to build a supermarket trolley that children can’t crash. Read more


Bryte smart bed adjusts throughout the night to help users stay asleep

Bryte smart bed adjusts throughout the night to help users stay asleep


Tech startup Bryte has designed a robotic bed that can automatically adjust the temperature, customise support for different parts of the body and even rock a person to sleep. Read more


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to deploy robots

Tokyo 2020 robot Toyota


Robots made by Japanese automaker Toyota will be deployed across the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic sites to provide assistance to workers and attendees at the Games next year. Read more


Tech companies’ development of AI is “unethical” says Robot Love curator

Interview with Ine Gevers, curator of Robot Love


AI development should not be left in the hands of mega-companies like Facebook and Google, warns Ine Gevers, curator of an exhibition in Eindhoven that examined the importance of emotion in the relationship between humans and robots. Read more


Robot hand with sense of touch lets humans feel delicate objects remotely

Robot hand with sense of touch by Shadow Robot Company, SynTouch and HaptX.


Tasks like bomb disposal, space exploration and construction could be made safer for humans using this dextrous robot hand, which can transmit feeling of touch. Read more


Amphibious Velox robot uses undulating fins to swim and crawl

Amphibious Velox robot uses undulating fins to swim and crawl


US company Pliant Energy Systems has turned one of its green energy technologies into a propulsion system for a swimming robot capable of exploring land and sea. Read more


Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia is a coding companion for young girls

Little Sophia by Hanson Robotics


Hanson Robotics has created a “little sister” version of AI robot Sophia, intended to help young girls learn to code and gain an understanding of STEM subjects. Read more


Movie shows how Continental’s robot dogs would deliver packages

Continental's autonomous robot dogs could help deliver parcels


This captioned movie shows, in action, the conceptual robotic delivery dog that German automotive brand Continental unveiled at CES 2019. Read more


Postmates’ delivery robot Serve is designed to be “lovable at first sight”

Serve delivery robot by New Deal Design and Postmates


New Deal Design has collaborated with Postmates, to give the “on-demand anything” delivery company an autonomous rover capable of charming the pedestrians it shares the pavement with. Read more


Our Favorite Technologies and Designs From CES 2019

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                                With more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibition space, the Consumer Electronic Show can be a challenge to cover even over the span of several days. The enormity of CES isn&#8217;t just physical, but conceptual, encompassing nearly every facet of modern life – a trade show born from the nascent explosion of affordable and increasingly portable consumer electronics back in New York City in 1967, now dedicates an ocean of display space for the emerging categories of personal robotics, the ever-expanding smart home category, wearables, health monitoring, automotive, all alongside the supernova presence of 8K televisions glowing from several towering booths from the largest manufacturers. Combing through the largest exhibition halls, down into the depths of Tech West to see up and coming vendors, alongside a few private meetings, here are ten products that impressed us in design and purpose.

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Hoobox launches first wheelchair controlled by facial expressions

Hoobox Wheelie 7 facial expressions wheelchair


Brazilian start-up Hoobox Robotics has collaborated with Intel to produce an adapter kit that allows almost any electric wheelchair to be controlled by the user’s facial expressions. Read more


Robot run over by self-driving Tesla on way to CES in Las Vegas

Robot run over CES Promobot


A humanoid robot on its way to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has been “hit and destroyed” by a self-driving Tesla. Read more


BCXSY and Atelier Robotiq’s Out of Order lamp created by “absent-minded” robot

BCXSY and Atelier Robotiq's Out of Order lamp takes inspiration from absent-minded robots

Dutch design studios BCXSY and Atelier Robotiq have collaborated to create a lamp with a disorderly pattern that is meant to suggest that it was made by a robot with a mind of its own. Read more