Ashley discusses an experiment to teach a drone to help a robot navigate, a special foam heart that could someday become a viable transplant and a super cute Japanese robot that also happens to be a smartphone.
This is the daily tech show to beat all others. Every afternoon, Monday-Thursday, Ashley Esqueda and Khail Anonymous dive into a funny, upbeat discussion about everything tech and the people who love it.
If there's anything we've always wanted (but never realized we did), it's RoBoHoN. Sharp's robot-slash-smartphone can take calls, snap pictures, project images, dance, and melt our hearts into puddles of warm, squishy happiness.
Ashley recaps today's Microsoft event in NYC (and all our favorite things within), explains how Best Buy's new robotic employee works and discusses this week's new releases in film and gaming.
Microsoft showed off a visually impressive and exciting game demo for its HoloLens headset; unfortunately, the point of view the audience was thrilled by? It's quite a bit different than the wearer's field of vision while playing. Still cool, though!
Ashley talks about one company's goal to plant a billion trees with the help of drones, investigates Disney Research's new app that brings coloring books to life and explains how a hologram installation is discouraging people from illegally parking in disabled spaces.
People who park their cars illegally in disabled spaces should be ashamed of themselves! Fortunately, some of these spaces have holograms installed to make sure they know just how ashamed they should feel.
3D Robotics is producing an online science fiction series for its YouTube channel, with a twist: "Life After Gravity" is made exclusively with video footage created using 3DR's Solo drones with mounted GoPro cameras, and it plans to crowdsource other Solo pilots' drone footage for future episodes.
We're both impressed and wary of this futuristic fashion piece: a cape that can "see" when someone stares at it. When it realizes it's being watched, its creator says the cape "responds accordingly," which sounds pretty ominous to us.
The winner of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge is "Mars Ice House," a structure made primarily from ice already present on the red planet. It's an interesting glimpse into a future where manned missions on Mars may require long-term housing for astronauts.
Ashley checks out the promo for a Web series entirely captured by drones, marvels at a new type of concrete that absorbs water and hopes Disney Research's new inflatable grasping mechanisms lead to a full-size Baymax.