Tagged: Voice-controlled

Lucid Motors Air – Powerful and luxurious Tesla killer in the making

Lucia Motors Air EV_1

Is it the Tesla killer in the making or just a hyped electric car which will bite the dust when it faces real world scenario? Meet Lucid Motors who have launched their super powered luxury EV at a company event in Fremont, California. This is not the first time that Lucid Motors is showing-off “Air” as they gave a glimpse of the powerful EV at LA Auto Show too. It is evident that the company not only wants to beat Tesla Motors with this future-forward venture, but also have a take on fuel-powered cars from manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes and Toyota.
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Life-sized BB-8 droid recognizes your voice commands, coming this fall for $180

Spin Maters BB-8 droid

It is undeniable that Angelo Casimiro’s homemade smartphone-controlled Star Wars BB-8 robot can be replicated, but we might see a purchasable BB-8 droid debut at the upcoming 2016 New York Toy Fair. Toronto-based toymaker Spin Master is speculated to come-up with a life-sized version BB-8 droid at the event. The 16-inch tall Star Wars toy will be pitted directly against the smartphone-controlled Sphero BB-8 droid which can also be gesture-controlled with Force Band wearable. However, it may not come with the option of being controlled with a smartphone, it will still be a treat to play around with, controlled with a remote control or voice commands.
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A $250 Bird perched on your finger can gesture-control anything you want

muv-interactive-bird-wearable-device

We aren’t new to gesture-controlled devices, and Bird – a finger wearable gesture sensing device from Israeli start-up MUV Interactive is certainly not the last. But the tech that has been previously limited (in most cases) to gaming and displays, has for the first real time promised to route outside the realm, to smartphones, computers and even to drones – thanks to the Bird. Bird is a small plastic device, embedded with sensors that can be worn on the index finger to turn any device into interactive screen that can be controlled via motion, touch and/or voice. Bird heralds a new way of living improved by Internet of Things (IoT). Read More…

17-year-old inventor creates affordable voice-controlled prosthetic arm

Nilay Mehta 3D printed prosthetic arm

3D printed voice-controlled robotic arm for amputees

Prosthetics have changes lives of many amputees who can now live with far more freedom. But this advanced robotics technology doesn’t come cheap, as the final cost can seep into thousands of dollars. Obviously, everyone cannot afford to buy such prosthetics and therefore 3D printing is the logical answer to building low cost artificial limbs. Meet Nilay Mehta from Irvine High School who has made a cheap 3D printed prosthetic arm that can be voice-controlled.
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Amazon Echo: Voice controlled speaker with brains that’ll put Siri to shame!

Amazon Echo bluetooth speaker

For years Amazon has been innovating in the product and services market not only by giving a platform for ecommerce but also by developing intuitive products of their own. This time around Amazon has created a product that I have to say has impressed me beyond imagination, simply because of its functionality and the way in which it could make our lives interesting. Amazon Echo is a Siri, Google Now or Cortana like personal assistant shoved inside a speaker of cylindrical form factor to solve any quires that you shoot its way.
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Earity voice-controlled wireless earbuds, because we need them

Earity Voice Controlled Wireless Earbud

Music lovers hate bulky headphones and tangled cables, as they kill all the mood of listening to their favorite music. Well, the misery is finally over as the first voice controlled wireless earbud is here. Christened Earity, the lightweight wireless earphones comes with a long lasting battery, incredible voice commands and crystal clear audio. Designed to deliver freedom of movement, unparalleled sound quality and comfort, Earity wireless earphones won’t let anything come between you and your music. Not only that, the voice controlled wireless earbud easily pairs with a smartphone and offers destruction free conversations. The technology was designed in an effort to reduce the number of road accidents and injuries caused due to the use of cell phones while driving.
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Voice-activated website can only be navigated by speaking to it

Croacia Audio sound only website
How would you approach a website that’s all blank and no visuals – no images, videos, blogs or any kind of content to show? Like me you’ll head straight for the close button only to be alerted by a husky male voice introducing you to the first of its kind voice-activated website. Developed by Brazilian agency Loducca for Croacia Audio – an audio production company, the website can only be navigated by voice. Read More…

Voice-controlled robotic wheelchair being developed by MIT researchers

Voice controlled robotic wheelchair

Developed by Robust Robotics Group, a team of MIT research scientists and students headed by Nicolas Roy and Seth Teller, this voice-controlled robotic wheelchair is under development since 2005 and is funded by Microsoft and Nokia. To be precise, this Intelligent Wheelchair project is aimed for people with limited mobility and chronic disability, so that they can move freely in their environment with utmost ease courtesy an intelligent wheelchair software system and computing brain that keeps on learning as it gets more data information regarding the operating environment. The wheelchair has built-in sensors and laser guided navigation system which allows it to get past obstacles and avoid bumping into newly installed things around the home and office environment.
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