Archive for Intelligent Homes

Intel’s futurist talks about what’s in store in the near future

Wouldn’t it be really cool to work as a futurist? To get paid big bucks to dream up high-tech stuff? And for a company that can actually make your visions come true? In this interview, CNET’s Brian Cooley talks to Brian David Johnson, Intel’s futurist, about technological futurism and what we can expect 10-15 years from now. Not surprisingly, Johnson […]

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Project CompanionAble and Hector the Robot

Hector the mobile robot

The four-year project Integrated Cognitive Assistive & Domotic Companion Robotic Systems for Ability & Security (aka CompanionAble) ended recently. Its aim was to integrate robotics and ambient intelligence to help elderly people afflicted with early dementia to live more independently. The project received € 7.8M in funding and began in January 1, 2008. Hector (official name: Scitos G3), a mobile […]

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Smart bed makes itself — lazy people everywhere rejoice!

If you find making your bed in the morning a tedious chore, then good news for you. Spanish firm OHEA has come up with a smart bed that will make itself within 50 seconds after you get up. How does it work? The bottom sheet is attached via Velcro to the mattress cover, keeping the sheet in place. A mechanical […]

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