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2017
OpenROV co-founder Eric Stackpole has always been fascinated by telerobotics, the use of semi-autonomous robots controlled by the user from a distance, so for him his company’s Trident underwater drone is a dream product. In college he built two robots that could roam around his university’s engineering building going to classes for him (though they often wound up getting locked in bathrooms by wisecracking classmates); now his company builds an underwater vehicle capable of searchin ...
The idea behind UK startup Doordeck is a simple one: why should we use plastic keycards to enter our offices and apartment buildings when we are already carrying smartphones that could do that job perfectly? For users, those keycards inevitably get lost, bringing the hassle of obtaining replacements while still needing access in the interim. For building managers, replacing lost keycards costs time and money and raises security concerns. The Doordeck team, based in London, wants access control t ...
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story aims to show all facets of the glamorous actor’s life. She was more than just a pretty face (Image via Tribeca)   Heddy Lamarr was unlike other glamorous actors during Hollywood’s golden era. Though she was a hardworking actor, a producer, a mother, and a wife (several times). There’s one title people don’t often associate with her: inventor. Bombshell: The Heddy Lamarr Story, produced by Susan Sarandon, is a documentary that aims to ...
Roomba company iRobot is going after Hoover, Bissell, and others for copying their product. iRobot is not longer top dog when it comes to cleaning robots (Photo via iRobot)   Things aren’t so quiet in the world of robot vacuums. iRobot, the large maker of the popular Roomba and the reason we have terms like “robot vacuums,” fired off a lawsuit against rivals Hoover, Bissell, Black & Decker, and iLife for allegedly violating several patents for the cleaning robot.  ...