- Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies is using machine learning and neural networks to turn traditional design mockups to source code. Performing a task traditionally done by front-end developers, the Pix2Code model can produce code for Android, iOS and other platforms. Read more.
- Interested in robotics? The Robot Academy is a new open online learning resource from Queensland University of Technology. Originally developed for undergraduates, more than 200 free courses are available at robotacademy.net.au. Read more.
- A group of 12,000 consumers, across 11 countries, were asked which they trusted more, a robot to handle their savings or a robot to perform their heart surgery. Surprisingly only 7 percent said they would trust a robot with their money, while 14 percent reported they would trust a robot with their heart. This is old news to Market Research Reports, Inc. who recently released a report stating that global demand for cardiac surgery robots is expected to reach $7.50 billion between now and 2025. Read more.
- Folding clothes may soon go the way of the washboard and clothesline. As Japan’s The Laundroid and US-based Folidmate plan to bring laundry folding robots to the masses this year. The Folidmate technology is developed in Israel by an American company and expected to initially cost between $700 – $850 and can fold 25 items in about 2.5 minutes. Read more.