IoT & Robotics Newsletter # 6

Dear technology enthusiasts,

Every month we’re compiling a list of exciting IoT & Robotics news. As engineers, we focus mostly on technology aspects and find the links in the newsletter inspiring and useful.

IoT products, reads and videos that excited us

Cheap Lidar: The Key to Making Self-Driving Cars Affordable — Evan Ackerman, spectrum.ieee
Driverless Cars Need Just One Thing: Futuristic Roads — Brent Skorup, backchannel
Why the Next Denial of Service Attack Could Be Against Your Car — Tekla S. Perry, spectrum.ieee
Inside Uber’s Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars — Alex Davies, wired
Smart cities: The 5-year outlook — Peter Williams, greenbiz
The Surprising Backbone of the Internet of Things — Susan Crawford, backchannel
Serving up a better burger: How IoT and blockchain will reinvent the global supply chain — Harriet Green, IBM, venturebeat
Three reasons carriers are building new cell networks for the Internet of Things — Daniel Conrad, techcrunch
Hacked Cameras, DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage — Brian Krebs, krebsonsecurity
Why artificial intelligence will finally unlock IoT — Dean Tang, readwrite

Chronicled Drone Prototype

Replacing a lightbulb with a drone

Otto and Budweiser: First Shipment by Self-Driving Truck

Tesla’s solar roofs could revolutionize the industry

More on Robotics

Mood-Detecting Sensor Could Help Machines Respond to Emotions — Charles Q. Choi, spectrum.ieee
Google Wants Robots to Acquire New Skills by Learning From Each Other — Erico Guizzo, spectrum.ieee
Industrial robots will replace manufacturing jobs — and that’s a good thing — Matthew Rendall, techcrunch
Robots pave the way for our sci-fi future now — Allan Martinson, techcrunch

Soft robots that mimic human muscles

Zooids: Building Blocks for Swarm User Interfaces

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Oleg & Dina