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IoT Robotics: Toyota Motor’s third-generation humanoid robot

IoT Robotics: Toyota Motor’s third-generation humanoid robot

oyota Motor has revealed a new robot named T-HR3, which is billed as an evolution of a previous generation of instrument playing humanoid robots which were created to test the precise positioning of joints and replay of preprogrammed movements.

IoT Smart Health: Proteus –  Always remember to take your pill

IoT Smart Health: Proteus – Always remember to take your pill

Abilify is the brand name of a drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A patient prescribed the pills will also be swallowing an integrated IEM sensor that’s the size of a grain of sand and made from ingredients normally found in food.

IoT Smart Lights:  Crownstones light up your life

IoT Smart Lights: Crownstones light up your life

You can find lots of kits out there that are built to make homes smarter without much installation but Crownstone plugs, developed in the Netherlands, can do a lot more than many competing products by using Bluetooth Low Energy signals.

Industry 4.0: ProGlove –  Fits the industry like a glove

Industry 4.0: ProGlove – Fits the industry like a glove

unich-based startup ProGlove has developed a smart glove – a plug-and-play solution for industrial warehouse stock location and identification. ProGlove has named the product Mark and it’s designed to let manufacturing and logistics staff work faster, safer, and easier.

IoT Smart Living: Kérastase – The future of hair care

IoT Smart Living: Kérastase – The future of hair care

Nokia has developed the world’s first smart hairbrush to enable people to track and improve hair health over time. Hair Coach results from a collaboration between Kérastase and L’Oréal.

Vrvana: IoT Mixed reality from Apple

Vrvana: IoT Mixed reality from Apple

So far, the Canadian startup Vrvana has only shown prototypes of its augmented reality headset, currently called Totem. These were impressive enough to earn it a best in show award at CES 2017 but it looks like we may see more soon following a $30m takeover by Apple.

IoT Health:  Misfit – A smartwatch with a difference

IoT Health: Misfit – A smartwatch with a difference

As hybrid smartwatches go, the Misfit Command has the power and connectivity of many of its peers – but it has the look of a stylish, classical analog watch. The 44 mm diameter case is 15 mm deep and is crafted from stainless steel in matte finish with a polished top ring.

IoT Communication: Timekettle – Translate live

IoT Communication: Timekettle – Translate live

Timekettle’s WT2 Translator may not be a fish but it does fit the ear and can make conversations between people who don’t speak the same language possible. Supplied as two earpieces in a travel case, the WT2 can work in three different modes for various communication scenarios.

IoT Robotics:  SIAR – Sending robots down the drain

IoT Robotics: SIAR – Sending robots down the drain

The Sewer Inspection Autonomous Robot (SIAR) project is developing an autonomous ground robot that is able to examine sewage systems with minimal human intervention. If the going gets tough, the vehicle and its onboard sensors can be controlled manually.

IoT and retail: Vodafone and Mango To Develop Digital Fitting Rooms

IoT and retail: Vodafone and Mango To Develop Digital Fitting Rooms

Telekom-Giant Vodafone and global high street fashion retailer Mango started working on a new program to rollout digital fitting rooms to Mango’s top stores worldwide.