Meet Cozmo, a tiny robot packed with enough artificial intelligence to melt your heart.
Developed by Anki, the same company which created Anki Drive, Cozmo is a real-life Wall-E for your desk.
Inside his tiny frame is a robot that Anki describes as charming, mischievous and unpredictable.
Cozmo is able to use a whole host on onboard sensors to detect the world around him, he can even recognise you individually.
Powered by something called an 'emotion engine' Cozmo has been programmed with the ability to show complex emotions using thousands of facial expressions, sounds and body language.
Able to play a number of games using some small interactive boxes, Cozmo is as much about trying to create a bond with you the owner as it is about showing off some cool robotics.
With his own randomly generated personality that learns Cozmo could decide that he doesn't want to play when you do, or that he wants to play when you're busy.
While Cozmo is a long way from Boston Dynamics' SpotMini that can do the dishes, this little critter is clearly intelligent in a different way.
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The grimsel electric racing car has broken the world record for acceleration by an electric vehicle travelling from 0-100 kmh in a staggering 1.5 seconds.
To put that into some perspective, NASA's Saturn V rocket would propel astronauts at liftoff to 60mph in roughly the same time.
Compare it to other cars and it looks even more impressive. The astonishingly quick Porsche 918 Spyder is a hypercar in every sense of the word and yet can only manage 0-97 kmh in 2.2 seconds.
We say only, even the McLaren P1 achieves that already impressive feat in 2.6 seconds.
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The team then developed a sophisticated traction control system which regulated the power going to each wheel thus making sure that the balance was flawless.
The previous world record stood at 1.7 seconds and was set last year by a team from the University of Stuttgart.
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A Model S owner from Kazahkstan has discovered the hard way that while normal cars will become stuck when submerged, the Model S does quite the opposite.
Stick the car into drive he discovered that for very brief periods of time the Model S can actually propel itself through the water just like a boat.
We *def* don't recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2016
How? Well it's down to two very simple features which most combustion cars don't have.
For starters the battery and motors are completely sealed from the outside so there's very little risk of the water causing electrical failure.
Secondly a Model S doesn't need air which means there's no air intake, or exhaust for water to enter.
With those two elements in place it was simply a matter of using the wheels as a form of momentum.
Of course no roadgoing car should really be in contact with water to that degree so while the driver might have escaped unharmed there's nothing to say the car didn't suffer some other form of damage.
In case you're after an electric car that can work as a submarine don't panic, Elon Musk has claimed he's looking into it. Knowing Musk's track record for turning his ideas into reality we'd probably say you won't have to wait long either.
If curious abt TSWLM car, am still planning to do a sports sub car that can drive on roads. Just a side project. Limited market potential :)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2016
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