Ava Robotics Announces New Video Collaboration Solution to Increase Productivity and Eliminate Physical Boundaries

Start-up Founded by Former iRobot Ava Remote Presence Team to Further Vision for Autonomous Robots in the Workplace by Leveraging Cisco Video Technology

New Story and ICON Unveil First Permitted 3D-Printed Home Created for the Developing World

3D Printing Technologies Set to Transform Global Homelessness with 600-800 Square Foot Homes Printed in Under 24 Hours for $4000 in Underserved Communities

Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood™ features latest smart-home technologies

Power Smart Neighborhood, a part of Pulte's Altus at the Quarter development, is located in Atlanta's Upper West Side, one of the city's most vibrant and popular areas.

GE Announces Innovative Energy Storage Platform Called the Reservoir

The Reservoir seamlessly integrates across the Grid to enable customers to increase Renewables integration, improve financial performance, enhance grid operations, reduce energy costs and enable more distributed, local generation

Segway Robotics Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Loomo - The World's First Mobile Robot Sidekick

Loomo can follow the rider autonomously as a robot sidekick, and also has a playful personality. Loomo also comes with a free Android-based SDK for professional developers and enthusiasts alike to build on top of Segway's mobility + AI platform.

Renault is trying to create a 'smart electric island' with electric vehicles, V2G, and energy storage

Fred Lambert for Electrek: They are partnering with energy supplier Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira partner to "facilitate the energy transition" in Porto Santo island, Portugal.

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

Amy Crawford for CityLab: A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.

Smart irrigation scheme cuts water use and boosts crop yields - scientists

BT: The micro-irrigation system, which is being trialled on a farm in Tamil Nadu, southern India, has cut water use by up to 80% and doubled the yields of some crops, the scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh said.

Tesla and Australia will turn 50,000 homes into a virtual solar power plant

Mark Austin for DigitalTrends: Installation of the 5kW solar panels and Tesla batteries has already begun on 1,100 public housing properties, with 24,000 more to follow. After that, the program will be opened up to as many as 50,000 South Australian homes.

Nissan moves into home solar energy storage

Nick Lavars for New Atlas: Nissan reckons its solar energy system can save UK homeowners up to 66 percent on their energy bills

Tesla to set up mini solar stores inside Home Depot

Lauren Thomas for CNBC: The expansion would help Tesla test the appeal of its renewable-energy products to a wider audience. It would help Home Depot use some of its excess floor space to sell new products and gain a competitive edge over its peers.

A new approach to rechargeable batteries

David L. Chandler, MIT News Office: New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage.

Here's What Life Will Be Like With 3D Printers That Can Create Anything

Kristin Houser for Futurism: Today's desktop 3D printers are fairly limited in terms of capabilities. However, we could be just a couple of decades away from a world in which every home has a 3D printer, capable of producing almost anything we can imagine.

Audi aims to compete with Tesla Energy through a new 'Smart Energy Network'

Fred Lambert for Electrek: They are combining electric vehicle charging, energy storage, and solar power to provide balancing services to the grid with benefits for both the homeowner/electric car owner and the electric utility.

Prefab Flex House comes tricked out with smart home features

Jenny Xie for Curbed: Recently shown at CES, the so-called "right-sized" prefab design comes in at a comfortable 760 square feet, with smart home trimmings from head to toe.

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