Tomorrow Daily 089: Multifunctional home robots, high-tech food service, computer magic and more
On today's show we check out a prototype robot with multi-functional capability.
A restaurant in Paris is getting a tech upgrade to help service.
And a London university teaches a computer how to do magic tricks.
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Greetings citizens of the internet, welcome to Tomorrow Daily the best talk show in the known universe.
I'm your host Ashley Esqueda.
Joining me as always professional sky puncher once again Khail Anonymous.
It's an illusion Michael.
Not a magic trick, it's an illusion.
Not a magic trick.
It's an illusion
I love Joe but as a magician.
That's my favorite thing ever.
Or as an illusionist I should say
We have some really cool stuff today so let's not waste any time, It's time for the headlines
Okay, so I saw this robot and I got very excited because you know, usually, you see a robot and you're like eh, this robot maybe only does one thing and how often would I need it to do this one thing?
Well, this robot is a multifunctional robot designed by Flower Robotics in Tokyo.
And what it does is, they want to make, here it is you can see it on the screen here, it's a little robot, it's about the size of a, it's kind of the size of a Roomba, or Roomba esque size.
They want to make a robot that can do a bunch different stuff in your house.
Look at it go.
Depending on what's attached to the top.
And this is what's so cool.
And you can like, choose different types of lo, so this is like fuzzy logic, computer learning, stuff like that.
Yeah, you're stoked on this.
Yeah oh, I am so like, jacked up on robots right now.
This is like, this is Rosie the Robot that you could have.
This is called the Patin Concept.
This is an actual prototype device, this is not just.
An idea that somebody had, they actually have a working prototype of this which is really cool.
Oh my God.
So the video you're gonna see, shows this little robot and they just added a lamp attachment, so here comes the robot with a light on it.
And it can turn on the light for you, it can look for you, can find where you are, it can get closer or farther away depending on how much light it decides that you need.
And it will, you know, come over and it'll just ping, turn on the light.
Thank you robot.
Yeah, you're like thanks robot.
Okay, so a light, that's one thing.
Which is pretty awesome.
Okay, what else can you attach?
But there were other peripherals that it mentioned.
So they have things like a little tiny garden that they show.
LIke a little tiny, a little tiny garden.
Like maybe an herb garden so you could grow like, oregano in there or whatever.
It's totally cloud connected.
So not only can it stream things download wise but it can also download it's own updates.
So no like it if it hasn't updated it will like download stuff.
Okay that's terrifying but what other stuff can you put on it?
Okay so the some of the things that they talked about so here's the one with the garden.
There's a plant.
Put a little plant in there.
But they also showed a robotic arm.
To help you like hold stuff, carry stuff around your house.
Maybe you really can't carry everything all at once, you just give it, give a robot [UNKNOWN].
Speakers to follow you around play some music for you.
You know, personal soundtrack.
Yeah, DJ Roomba.
And then projector even so it could come over to the wall, project something up on the wall.
But the neat thing about this is even if flower robotics doesn't create a bunch of different.
Peripherals and attachments for this thing.
They are going to provide an FCK for developers so here's all the different arms and stuff that they've sent.
So you can pick all the different types of AI.
Probability, fuzzy, deep learning, like all this stuff then it'll learn based on like what peripheral you put in there or whatever.
But they're gonna provide an SDK for developers to make peripherals for as well.
That's the way to do it.
So different companies.
It's gonna be an Android based SDK that you're gonna be able to, like, program different parts.
Like you can add too this prototype.
This is so, so cool.
And the neat thing is, is it's, the working prototype is already produced.
It's run on Linux.
It's Arduino powered.
There you go.
And it has.
And it has a lithium ion battery.
And they're saying that they wanna bring this to market in 2016.
So it's only a couple of years away.
There's gonna be a lot of robotics coming real, real, real soon.
Cale and I were talking about this.
We think like next year, like next year and 2016 is gonna be virtual reality, and robots.
Like these are gonna be the two big things that we're gonna start seeing.
Yeah, there's gonna big leaps in, in technology, yeah.
Virtual, actual physical virtual assistants.
Not just Siri in your phone.
It's not just watches
It's gonna be like a little robot.
It's gonna be like a robot.
Yeah, it's gonna be awesome.
So yeah, I saw that and I just thought it was so cool, and it's a pa, patin or patin?
And you can check it out, you can find it online, it's so amazing.
I, just like so excited about it, it just looks awesome.
I wanna know, I still am not fully grasping the the plants on the robot.
Well I mean, it would, it would measure water.
So it would say when the plant needed water.
And it would come over to you, and be like, water.
Hey listen, this.
Thing needs water, help it out.
It can also say this plant's dying, it's drying out or it can say it's sick.
Maybe it can detect the disease, it depends on what kind of sensors they have in there but I could, I would imagine that if you had a third party create something specifically for growing plants there might be sensors inside that peripheral that would then be able to talk to the main unit.
All right, yeah, favorite plans.
Good, all right.
Tell me about something that's happening right now.
Okay, so right now if you're in Paris or planning on going to Paris soon, there is a restaurant called Who.
And has upgraded their servers, their waiters.
It's called who.
Yeah we're not going to play that game.
Okay, we're not going to play that game.
They upgraded their servers with electronics including taking your order, which they, they will use a Samsung Galaxy S5.
And then on their, and so they'll take your order, here they go.
Oh, here's the app.
I've seen this before.
But they also have a Galaxy Gear on their wrist.
So they have the, the watch also in the kitchen.
They have they have tablets there too.
And then on, and then on the, the waiter's wrist, they have this, the Gear.
They have the Gear, right, right.
So, so when your food, when the food is ready, the waiter will know, or if, you know.
Like any, anything is needed, the waiter will know instantly.
So the cook can be like hey.
This is ready.
Food is ready, your french fries are ready.
Let's do this.
I like that.
Yeah so it's fully, yeah it's fully automated so it's kind of cool.
Youre food's not gonna be sitting under a heat lamp.
I like that.
There you go he's like oh, the escargot
There's a hamburger ready.
Yeah, 2 plats.
So that, [LAUGH] yeah.
So all the [INAUDIBLE] devices sync together using, apyvox server which is supplied by appycat.
That's pretty cool.
I, like, I really like that this because that's always a complaint about people like they get their food and it's cold.
And like waiters don't really know sometimes when food is up.
So you know, having a waiter be able to say like, oh okay, this table's food is ready now, like I can go get that, or even at the bar, oh this person's drink is ready, it's not gonna be watered down when it comes to your table or otherwise cold.
I think there's less chance for mistakes, honestly.
I like that.
But I go to a ramen joint that has, they use phones.
I was going to say I go to Tatsu and they have the iPad ordering right there.
Oh that sounds amazing.
Yeah, it's really cool.
Yeah this is, I, I look forward to seeing more stuff like this.
It gonna, it, sounds pricey but this is all Samsung stuff too so this is.
Well it's just better service.
Well this is like better serve, you're getting better service out of this, I would imagine.
That's kind of neat.
I wonder how all of these devices work with, when they get food on them.
Ooh I hope, well I would imagine, I mean.
They're a little, well, the Galaxy S5 is water proof.
So I mean I, yeah, I'm sure there's some.
And then the gear I'm sure is.
I'm sure there's some durability there.
Just was em.
Alright, you want to talk about a magic computer?
It's a, well technically it's an ma, it's an illusionist computer.
So this is an experiment from Queen Mary University in London.
And this is kind of neat.
So they taught a computer a combinatorial card trick, which are the card tricks that maybe you've seen online or around that use math to devise which card the the person has chosen.
To use like math, and then you also have to memorize the order of the deck, to decide like exactly which card the person has picked.
So here's the cool thing.
So they, they have this app called Phoney.
And it's kinda cool, and it, it does the counting for you.
So it keeps tabs for the magician.
It keeps tabs on the order of the deck.
So it would reveal the spectator's card right there.
You flip it and then there it is right there.
It's really really neat.
So this is the, the point of this is that it takes sort of the memorizing the deck, part, portion of the trick out of the magician's hand.
But the nice thing about that is is that after it learns that skill, after the computer learns that skill, it can design a card back setup that is well beyond.
Like superior versions of tricks.
Like so this computer can help a magician create superior tricks to the ones they've been doing.
Which is kind of neat.
And then it also did this thing, which so you'll see, they're counting these elements on a board, so there's 12.
And then this is a, a magic jigsaw puzzle.
And the computer created this puzzle and now like when they do the recount there's only ten.
So where did the other two go?
And it's a geometry, it's like a clever geometry trick.
It's like an equation.
So geometric principles that it uses to like make this thing.
So really cool, kind of an interesting thing like not necessarily, again like not necessarily something that's gonna be life altering for all of us but.
Really neat that, you know, technology's kinda being used to integrate into things that we really maybe never even thought of.
Like, magic and I, I think this is really cool because a lot of times, you know, people, you would expect people to be very skeptical about like, oh, it's, well there's a cellphone in this trick.
Like obviously it's like rigged or whatever.
But the neat thing is that when they did these studies people were, totally bought it.
They bought that the phone guessed.
Like, straight up, just guess the card.
Which is kinda neat.
That's pretty cool.
Like they were very excepting.
And can I get that on my phone or what?
I don't know.
I don't know if it's in the App Store but it's called Phoney.
I don't know.
I'll check later.
But I thought it was really cool and I just, I like the idea of like, teaching a computer magic tricks.
[LAUGH] That's crazy.
And then having it like make better magic tricks because that better card trick.
These compututorial card tricks.
All right we're gonna take a quick 30 second break.
We'll be right back with a very cool Back it or Hack it, very interesting.
Khail hasn't heard of it yet.
I want to surprise him and it's very, very awesome.
And then we will also have kind of your user feedback.
We'll explain and of course our phonetographer of the day.
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All right, we are back.
Welcome back everybody.
We have a very interesting Back It Or Hack It, I'm not gonna waste any time, just like the headline.
So let's get into Back It Or Hack It.
Khail, you havent' seen this yet.
This is called Seeing-I.
Seeing dash, and then the letter i. It's very interesting.
This is an experiment.
It's kind of a social psychological experiment.
There is an artist named Mark Farid, and the experiment is that he will wear a VR headset for 28 days.
It looks, I believe it's an Oculus.
And he will live the life of a completely different person who will be out and about in the meatspace as I like to call it.
So he will be, this other person who is actually called the other will be out and about and this guy Mark will be in a little tiny room for 28 days living this person's life.
So he's gonna be sitting at his house.
He'll be in a, oh no, he's in like a room.
Like they're literally like secluding him from everything that he, it's like a simple bed, a bathroom.
Like very simple.
Very, very simple.
Okay, all right.
So the Other, that's what they're calling the person.
The Other is going to wear glasses that have a camera in them that will record their entire day.
And Mark will be watching that experience from his room.
He can only go to the bathroom and shower when the other does.
So he can't just go whenever, he has to go when the other goes.
What about eating too, I'm sure.
He has to eat what the other eats, and drink what the other drinks.
I don't know, okay.
Exact same food.
Nobody will interact with him at all for 28 days, with the exception of a psychologist with he's got some neuroscience training as well.
So he actually won't be in the room, he'll be available via headset for one hour out of 24 a day.
I believe the way that it was made to sound on the kickstarter, people will be able to spectate the, him.
Like while viewing this so people will be able to watch him at any give time.
Like maybe on like a live webcam stream or something like that in the room but I'm not sure.
The question is that the thing that they're trying to figure out here is sort of the experiment is will Mark lose his sense of self if he is living the life of someone else even if it's virtually.
It's really weird.
So here's the even cooler thing.
They're actually taking applications for the other right now.
So if you wanna be the other, you can apply to be the other, which is the person that Mark is gonna experience his life through.
Oh I wanna be the other.
So here's your criteria.
You have to be, it's very simple.
Heterosexual male, in a relationship.
Those are the only two things.
Boom, kill, you're in.
It's so right.
Like you don't even have to have like an interesting life?
Cuz I don't.
I don't think so.
They're taking applications right now on their site, which is seeing-eye.co.uk.
So if you wanna go check that out.
It might be that you have to be based in London, but then again I'm not sure because if you're just recording.
There would be a delay, though.
It could be anywhere.
And I'll be up at a different time then he will be.
Here's the thing, though.
He's gonna have to watch it regardless.
Because they're gonna have to bring him the food that you were eating.
So I, maybe it's that you have to be London based, or it's e, it's probably easier for the, for the team.
If you're London based.
But they're gonna.
They're gonna eat a lot of pizza.
They're gonna make this a they're gonna make this a documentary.
And they're gonna, they, so they're gonna do this experiment, and then they're gonna compile everything together into a documentary.
Oh man, I wanna do this.
So it's only, they're only doing this once, though.
I mean, like.
Yeah, so well.
I mean, like experimenters do like a multiple [UNKNOWN]
Yes and no.
So they're gonna do this experiment.
And then if you back at, like the 5, it's pounds.
It's pounds sterling.
So if you wanna back it, it's in UK, it's in UK money, not US dollars.
So if you want to back it, it starts at like 2 pounds.
Like it's 2 quid to, for, to get like a thank you or whatever.
Or just oh, our gratitude, or whatever.
And then it goes all the way up to 5,000 pounds, which is that they will do this experiment with you.
So it's like if you wanna be the mark guy, then they'll, they have like really high standards.
If have 28 days to waste.
Yeah I mean it's like if you're a, if you're an artist who has 28 days of time but.
But it's really cool, they actually want, they, so all the way through there's all kinds of different, like tier awards or whatever, like set visits and there are things like first watch privileges, credit in the documentary and like all this stuff.
But they want 150,000 pounds for this, so it's, it's quite a bit of money but they have a month left to go.
They still have time to go.
So they haven't started.
They just started their kickstarter.
It's got like 30 days left.
So it's but really interesting.
Like I ne-, I never would have thought about this as an experiment but i'm sure a lot of psychologists and people who are interested in sort of the the science of virtual reality, of what it does to the human brain.
Like i'm sure it's a very interesting thing.
That is a long time.
It's with no human contact.
He will, he will not be touched.
He will not be spoken to un, un, unless it's through that headset with his psychologist.
He will not, he will, just nothing.
I got a lot of thinking to do about, I got a lot of thinking to do about this.
But I think, I, I mean it, you, you, if you do things like play video games like, you get something out of that.
But if you're just watching it.
Because you choose.
It's your free-will.
You're choosing to like, veg out for 28 days and play whatever.
Right, and you're getting like, some sort of like.
High off of actually playing it.
And, you know, doing, doing all the actions.
But you're not.
But if you're just watching it.
And then also, what if I go see like a ton of movies?
Yeah, you see how much.
Like this guy's going to get to see Interstellar for free.
Dumb and Dumber Too.
Well and that was the other thing.
It was like, the other has to be, be okay with this guy knowing all your internet passwords.
And here we type in all our stuff, and then also.
Well not if I don't look at the keyboard.
And then also the other has to be okay with the, if, if he has relations with his girlfriend, or his wife, or whoever, you know, he's seeing, what, whoever he's in a relationship with, he has to be okay with Mark watching that.
Like it, because.
No, I'm out.
You have to have these glasses on all the time until you go to sleep, like that's it.
So it's very fascinating.
She's not gonna cool that, yeah.
And there was a thing where I think they were like saying if he's like running, then Mark has to, has to run.
Like he's gotta jog, like has to keep his pace up, and stuff like that.
You could get Mark to loose weight.
Maybe, I don't know.
This is really cool, yeah.
[CROSSTALK] I'd like to know all of the details.
Is it on the video?
It's super fascinating, yeah.
Well they, they have like.
Kickstarter video and then if you go to their site they have like a behind the scenes video and they've got some information there and there's like a couple different places you can get info but seeing dash I like if you Google that you should be able to find.
Who's, again who's putting it on?
It's like an art, a group of artists.
And like people who are interested in this sort of like.
Science for a social science psychology experiment.
I want to see that.
I'll back it, I'll back it.
Yeah, I mean I'm in.
I'm in for two bucks.
I'd give them like two pounds.
That's fine like whatever.
See what happens, yeah.
But yeah I mean it just seems really interesting a weird.
OK so this is the point in the show when we would normally hit.
Unfortunately I am actually hosting the Mathy Awards this evening.
So we recorded this episode really, really early.
And when we recorded it, we didn't actually have any responses just quite yet.
So we're gonna bring you TD movie life tweet so we're giving you an extra day basically.
We're giving you an extra day to send us your TD movie life.
Tweet as hashtag of the day, where you're gonna tell us what movie or movies, you said, you gave them two.
You gave them two.
What movies you'd wanna watch, what movies you'd wanna watch unlimited.
Unlimited lifetime pass to watch these two movies, you could go to a theater.
Any time you want.
Any time you want and say, hey, load them up.
And I Jurassic park and The Room, and you said?
I said Die Hard and Memento.
It's weird choices, but good.
Yeah, good choices.
Weird, but good.
That's, I think it's like literally my life's creed.
Weird but good.
Weird but good.
Weird but good in a weird way.
Good, question mark.
You got some more time.
So yeah, but we.
But we do have, of course, our Phonetographer of the day.
So Richie R is our Phonetographer of the day today.
And Richie R. writes to us and he says photo taken with the iPhone 5S Jupiter, Florida on the Loxahatchee River.
And there's a story to this which is kind of cool.
Oh good, I like that.
This is a photo from the best first date I've ever had.
Oh, a first date.
Six hour kayaking trip from Riverbend park to Johnathan Dickinson park with a picnic break at Trapper Nelson's old camp.
It was during our first cold front here in Florida, not a single cloud in the sky.
We both love the outdoors and I knew this would be perfect for us to do together.
Lots of wildlife to be seen, from gators to manatees.
Kale great to see you found a new niche on YouTube.
Keep up the great work you two.
Watching your show every day.
So he's a YouTuber.
Oh, that's cool.
I wanna know if he's still with this person [CROSSTALK]
I know and see, okay.
That was the, thank you, that was the first question I had when read this email.
I was like are they still together?
Yes or no, yes or no?
Like which, what do you think?
What's his name?
I say yes.
His name's Richie.
Richie R. Maybe he's Richie Rich.
Oh my god [UNKNOWN] Richie Rich.
Richie's my new favorite viewer of the show so.
New favorite phonetographer.
New favorite viewer.
Favorite of all time.
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Sure to take someone on a, on a, a date that's six hour.
Six hour kayaking date.
That's a really good idea though, like
It's really sweet.
And you learn a lot about the person.
If you thought of that idea, I mean, good.
It's a really good idea.
You're a good dater.
Yeah, that's a really good date.
You should never get in a relationship.
You should just continually date people.
Because that, you're full of good ideas.
He should just date everyone.
Richie Rich is a real catch.
That's all I'm saying.
I'm assuming your name's Richie Rich.
It's Richie R., I mean it's really close.
Sure, why not?
yeah, and he's a real catch.
Well we'll be back tomorrow.
We'll be back with a whole new slate of awesome, weird technology and
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