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Toyota's Human Support Robot Coming Soon: Personal In-Home Robots

Toyota is developing personal helper robots, and it recently got one step closer to making them commercially available by conducting the first in-home trial in North America. This robot can fetch, carry, open doors, and pick things up off the floor, helping people with limited mobility be more independent.

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Beth Romanik
Testing in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has made practically our whole world connected. With such a huge amount of data being exchanged, there is a great need for testers who understand how to test in the IoT. Sunil Sehgal explains how testing these devices is a little different from testing other machines or programs.

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Sunil Sehgal
And the Winner Is: DARPA Robotics Challenge 2015

Inspired by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge tasked teams with designing robots that could stand in for first responders in highly dangerous situations.

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Pamela Rentz
Standalone Apps Come with Little Risk and Big Rewards

Applications often house messengers, editing software, or other social functions, putting a great deal of pressure on a single icon to do a handful of things. Instead of putting all their eggs in one basket, developers are now splitting up products and introducing standalone apps to the world.

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Josiah Renaudin
Why Cars Need a Cyber Safety Rating

If you are an auto or tech enthusiast, it’s an exciting time to be alive as the hype surrounding transportation submerged in the Internet of Things is exploding. Some see the marriage of tech and transportation as an opportunity to make our lives better; others see it as a hacker's dream.

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Cameron Philipp...
The Hype of the Internet of Things

Is the Internet of Things the greatest thing since the automatic bread slicer, or is it just the latest overhyped gadgetry? Beth Cohen's look at the past and present of the Internet of Things suggests it may be a little of both.

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Beth Cohen
Apple and Google Enter the Connected Car Market

A new battle has begun in which the combatants are familiar and the prize is your car’s dashboard. Steve Vaughn explains that in 2014 Google and Apple have decided to bring the fight to Microsoft with a major push in the area of connected cars.

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Steve Vaughn
The Future of Connected Devices: Testing Required

With the Internet reaching into different facets of our everyday lives—from vehicles to appliances—in-the-wild testing will play a vital role.

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Katherine Slattery