Vyo Is a Fascinating and Unique Take on Social Domestic Robots

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum:  A group of researchers including Michal Luria, Guy Hoffman, Benny Megidish, Oren Zuckerman, Roberto Aimi, and Sung Park from IDC Herzliya, Cornell, and SK Telecom have developed a prototype social robot called Vyo. Vyo is “a personal assistant serving as a centralized interface for smart home devices.” Nothing new there, but what sets Vyo apart is how you interact with it: it combines non-anthropomorphic design with anthropomorphic expressiveness and a tactile object-based control system into a social robot that’s totally, adorably different. But is it practical?  Full Article:

SMPTE Toronto Section Will Dedicate Boot Camp VII, 'Pixels & Packets,' to Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP

June 21-22 Technical Seminar Will Feature Expert-Led Sessions on New Video Technologies and Techniques

Biamp Systems Expands Devio Collaboration Tool With New Microphone Option

New ceiling microphone provides additional flexibility to create the ideal huddle room setup

CENTRALITE LAUNCHES COMPANY'S FIRST CONSUMER BRAND OF CONNECTED PRODUCTS

New Strategic Direction Will Meet Consumer Demand for Company's Products While Solidifying Centralite's Standing as a Single Source for "All Things IoT"

Holistic Labs Launches Digital Butler Taking the Guesswork out of Technical Support

Holistic Labs has spent the last four+ years creating a product and a platform called Digital Butler to address the needs of the professional installer community in delivering remote support and improved business processes. The Digital Butler includes a downloadable app running in the client home woking with our cloud to automatically create a detailed profile of every make and model of connected device as well as the connectivity status and history of those devices. Installers using this app can much more quickly and accurately troubleshoot issues without truck rolls and resolve them remotely. Built on a learning platform with an ever improving technical knowledge base of the world's CE products, the Digital Butler delivers the first brand agnostic solution to help installers be more productive and profitable across the entire customer project lifecycle.

InfoComm - Gefen Debuts New Line of 4K 600 MHz Solutions at InfoComm 2016

The new EXT-UHD600 line consists of three new splitters, a 4x1 switcher and 4x4 matrix.

InfoComm - Bang & Olufsen and Global Cache' Form Strategic Partnership

BeoLink SmartHome Supports Global Cach Hardware

First 'Invisible' Gesture Control Pad for the Smart Home Debuts to Consumers

SWIPE delivers frictionless control of your home, even from behind the wall, and is now available on Amazon and smart home retailers.

InfoComm - Optoma Unveils Breakthrough Laser Phosphor Projectors for ProAV and Home Markets

4K UHD ultra short throw projector is first of its kind; innovative 5,500 lumen ZU510T fills important mid-range need

Utelogy Certifies Global Cach's New Commercial Line of Products

Utelogy validates and certifies the Commercial Line from Global Cach which provides hardware to connect any IR, serial, and contact closure device to a WiFi and/or IP network to cost-effectively control, automate and connect everything from classrooms to boardrooms.

GeckoSystems Reports Net Profits from New Japanese Robotics Joint Venture

"Certainly I am pleased with my second trip to Japan in the last eighteen months. Not only did I strengthen existing relationships and develop two new, strategic ones, but consummated one significant licensing agreement, to be followed by more in the coming days and weeks," reflected Spencer.

InfoComm - Stewart Filmscreen® Celebrates Nearly 70 Years of 16K+ Resolution Screens

The Stewart Filmscreen legacy of delivering unmatched image resolution prevails at InfoComm 2016 with a full line of commercial AV screens capable of 16K+

InfoComm - Panamax Introduces Full-Featured IP Controlled Vertical Power Conditioner, the VT4315-PRO

"The Panamax VT4315-PRO essentially employs a new angle to the popular M4315-PRO BlueBOLT-enabled power conditioner to provide a full-featured power management solution that doesn't take up any significant rack space," Core Brands Director of Power John Benz said today.

Igor, Inc. Announces Advanced Connected Lighting Solution

Pioneering breakthroughs led to Igor's Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) intelligent lighting solution adaptable to any LED lighting fixture. This is a solution to a problem that has prevented smart lighting from widespread adoption.

Biamp Systems Adds Networked 4K Video to Award-Winning Tesira® Platform

TesiraLUX supports low-latency video over the network with AVB/TSN

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