Can Pizza Delivery Be Made Even Easier?
You betcha. Domino’s has created a pizza-delivering robot, DRU (Domino Robotic Unit). DRU is able to keep your pizza hot and drinks cold as it drives from the store to your home at a ‘safe speed’. Customers will have to put in a code in order to receive their food so no one else can steal some Domino’s along the way. Domino’s has been developing the technology in Australia with Marathon Targets, a technology startup known for it’s live-fire training with robots. Hhmmm. “DRU is cheeky and endearing and we are confident that one day he will become an integral part of the Domino’s family,” said Don Meij, Domino’s Group CEO and Managing Director. Domino’s is working with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to make sure DRU can be let loose on the streets. DRU uses the same technology as self-driving cars, LIDAR, and GPS tracking synced with Google Maps. (Source: Mashable)
What to Say When Justin Bieber Isn’t ‘It’ Anymore…
Move over Biebs, Elvis Presley reincarnated is about to take your thunder. Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol, is developing virtual pop stars.Think holographic images of singers able to interact with the audience, performing in multiple locations at the same time in multiple languages. Mind blown. Fuller believes these holographic musicians can generate even more revenue and sell more tickets than real-life musicians. The virtual pop stars will have artificial intelligence designed into them to respond to real life situations on stage. The next game plan is to figure out a way to watch these holograms from home.
Think this is crazy? Japan’s top popstar is Hatsune Miku. The singer— a 16-year-old Virgo, measuring 5 foot 2 inches and weighing a paltry 93 pounds — looks as though she came straight out of a Saturday morning cartoon. She has more than 100,000 original songs, 1.8 million Facebook followers, and has even been the face for Google, Toyota and Louis Vuitton. She is performing in front of sold out crowds and she never has to worry about losing her voice. (Source: globalpost)
You Can Stand Under My Umbrella, Ella Ella Eh Eh Eh.
Karen Smith was on to something with predicting rain. Oombrella, a portable weather station umbrella, predicts rain by alerting your smart phone. The umbrella combines temperature, pressure, humidity and light into a sensor capsule on the end of the umbrella stick. It even has a thread at the top of the stick to let you click items on such as a phone, camera, or even a golf club. If that’s not enough, Oombrella portrays an aurora effect with the outside light and is always changing into different beautiful colors. Oombrella is a kickstarter campaign that actually needs funding before it’s ready to launch. Visit their page hereto help fund the cause. (Source Mashable)