http://smartshuttle.ch provides public transportation in areas where it not widely available or difficult to provide. The shuttles are autonomous and provide a small amount of seats. The service is currently operating as a test service in Switzerland and some units have already been deployed. The shuttle can turn around automatically and can run on narrow streets and narrow turns. PostBus and the Mobility Lab Sion-Valais (City of Sion, Canton Valais, HeS-So, EPFL, Swiss Post) intend to use the SmartShuttle project to learn how to deploy autonomous shuttles in the public sphere.
Self-driving Bus Autonomous Smartshuttle.ch by Postbus Switzerland
Test ride on the SmartShuttle driverless bus
The Postbus smartshuttle is a 100% electric powered and self driving mini bus. The bus can hold up to 11 people. The shuttle is currently in operation in Switzerland. The vehicle will stop itself to prevent it from running over people. It is developped in a cooperation between the French company Navya, Bestmile and the Swiss Carpostal system.
Cerevo VR Shoes, Robot Projector, Robot Lamp, IoT
Cerevo is a company that was founded in 2008 that specializes in niche IOT products. Cerevo adds shoes to the virtual reality experience. The Shoes enable easier movement with VR applications. The shoes also enable a more tactile experience and can send sensations to your feet. The VR shoes should range from $800-$1200. The Cerevo Tipron projector is a Robot with a built in projector that moves around on wheals. The Projector robot costs $2299 and offers a display size of up to 80″ with 1280×720 resolution. The lumigent is a robotic voice activated desk lamp. Lumigent technology is integrated into other devices such as cameras, bicycles and other IOT applications.
Fotokite Pro drone, tethered autonomous drone with Unlimited flight time, aerial live video
As a spin off from Swiss ETH Zurich University, the Fotokite Pro is the drone that CNN, BBC and many other News media are already using to easily create live aerial video for example to report live when people were queuing to vote at the US election, it is the only drone approved to be used by the FCC because it is tethered. Being tethered allows it to be lighter since it doesn’t fly with a battery, it can fly for an unlimited amount of time getting power through the cable, it’s safe because it is tethered not needing on board GPS, on board computer vision, and more. A live low-latency uncompressed Full HD video downlink enables effective framing and live broadcast using an external HDMI or SDI port. The Fotokite Phi in the consumer version, more compact, lighter and most affordable GoPro-carrying quadcopter yet that was successfully crowdfunded for $249 each at Indiegogo.
Van Gogh comes alive by The COI Site Tokyo University of the Arts
The COI Site Tokyo University of the Arts created uses this high quality reproduction of the Vincent Van Gogh self-portrait and they program features to superimpose using an Epson LCD projector to make it look like the painting comes alive. The effect is very impressive. Perhaps for Tokyo 2020 they should exhibit a whole range of famous Art reproductions and statues and have them all come alive, also using sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence smart conversationals systems, to have all the art pieces talk themselves about who painted the originals, stories about why it was painted like that, funny interactions where the painting can talk to you and react to you walking by. The applications seem endless as when the projector projects white it just functions as lighting on the reproduction, but then when those animations subtly superimprose it can really give the effect of movement in the painting.
Dual 13.3″ E Ink Reader Musik by Design M Plus
Design M Plus presents their “Musik” dual 13.3″ E Ink reader for musicians to use with Piano, Violin, or whatever other instruments, it might even be able to recognize gestures or the music to turn the page automatically without needing to touch.
Project Developers can contact Design M Plus here:
Huawei ICT Booth Tour at CeBIT 2017
Here’s a booth tour at the Huawei Booth at CeBIT 2017 where 50 of their partners and customers are showing solutions featuring NB-IoT, cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Smart City, finance, electric-power, transportation, manufacturing and more. Huawei’s tagline is that they want to be “Leading New ICT: The Road to Digital Transformation”. Some of Huawei’s partners include SAP, Accenture, Infosys, Deutsche Telekom, Volkswagen, KUKA, Intel, Honeywell, GE, and ABB.
Lode Matebot and ZERO Robots and UAV Drone SDK
Lode Matebot robot is a cat shaped robot designed as a personal assistant that can speak Chinese but it can potentially also run Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. They also have a humanoir robot named ZERO. The matebot robot movements can be controlled using a smartphone. Each of eyes is an individual display. The Matebot Robot can dance and play music. Voice control can be used with any Android voice control system such as Amazon alexa and Google Voice. The robots sells for about $290-500 in China the price can be about 200€. The runs on Allwinner A33. Lode also makes a drone which can be used as an sdk for drone development.
Idealoeye 4K 360 cameras and Dual 4K VR Headset
Idealoeye makes a 360 Degree 4k Camera for creating 360 degree videos and pictures. Idealoeye 360 contend can used in a special virtual reality headset which has dual 4k screens. The Idealens K2 is an all in one VR 2.5k resolution huge VR headset with built in processor selling for 500€. They also do a huge Dual 4K VR headset.
ezTalks Onion 1080p video conferencing
ezTalks Onion is a 1080p all-in-one device with hdmi, ethernet, with a 1080p camera with 120° wide angle lens, dual microphone and a loudspeaker. It can be put on the top of any TV or PC monitor, users can quickly start or join a video conference. Selling at about $1299 retail, distributors can contact for discounted prices depending on quantity. The cameras can be remotely controlled for surveillance.
Distributors can contact ezTalks here:
+1 (888) 567-8889
Advertima Targetted Advertising AI for Digital Signage market
Advertima is an artificial intelligence software solution service from Switzerland for real world advertising to upgrade digital signage using Advertima Engine to detect people’s age, gender, mood, motion behaviour and even fashion style. Advertima enables content to be catered to specific groups of people such as advertisements, articles, or entertainment for more relevant content. The service can also be used in train stations to change the displays for peak hours and to optimize advertising space through the digital signage market.
Dolly360: $5600 radio-controlled 360-degree dolly
Dolly360 is a robotic dolly for 360 degree cameras for creating 360 degree pictures and video content. The Dolly360 is mobile and is moved around on wheels like an rc car. There is also a model of the Dolly360 with a Gimbal for image and video stabilization. The price of the Dolly360 is $5,600.
AsReader GUN Type long range UHF RFID reader
AsReader is an advanced RFID reader/writer or Barcode scanner for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with Android device also supported. AsReader GUN Type is a long range UHF RFID reader and can read a tag from 10m away with 1W output power and linearly-polarized wave. AsReader GUN supports European frequency and passed CE standard as well as FCC and TELEC in Japan. It works with a smartphone by connecting to the reader with AsRing+ and start to scan tags and barcodes. AsRing+ connects an external device to a smartphone magnetically and enables the devices to transfer data and power charging. AsReader Gun Type also has the barcode scanner and supports 1D and 2D barcodes. Although the barcode is poorly printed or has some scratches, AsReader will often scan them correctly with high-sensitive 2D CMOS sensor. With laser aiming light,one can scan the target barcode at far place easily. AsReader supports major barcode types, such as UPC/EAN/JAN, GS1 DataBar, Code 39, Code 128, PDF417, GS1 Composite, Aztec Code, Data Matrix, QR code, popular postal code and OCR font, OCR-A and OCR-B. You can also watch my previous Asreader video filmed at the IDTechEx show here.
64GB RAM Linux Laptop by Tuxedo Computers
Tuxedo Computers assembles tailor-made Tuxedo Linux Laptops and Desktops, with all types of Ubuntu Linux flavors pre-installed with all drivers working, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Cinnamon, Mate and Elementary OS, they try to provide customized higher specs at a lower price than buying a Windows machine. Their desktops and notebooks are assembled in Germany.
Grandstream SIP VOIP, GXV Android Video Phones, GWN7610 Access Point, GWN7000 Router and more
Grandstream Networks has been providing some of the best value SIP Voice-over-IP phone devices since 2002, popular with businesses, call centers and more. Some of the products that Grandstream is showing in this video is their UCM IP PBX, GVC Video Conferencing System. GXV IP Android Video Phones, GXP1600 Basic IP Phones, GXP1700, GXP2100 SIP Phones and their new GWN7610 Wireless Access Point and GWN7000 Enterprise Gigabit Router. You can see some of my previous Grandstream videos that I have posted in 2006, 2007 and 2012
Sony 100 megapixel IMX211 sensor in $50K Phase One XF 100MP
Sony shows their 100 megapixel front illuminated CMOS image sensor, the Sony imx211 sensor, enables 100MP super high resolution photography, such that they have enabled in the $50’000 Phase One XF 100MP camera as well as in the $33’000 Hasselblad H6D
1cm positioning accuracy using multi-GNSS by Magellan Systems Japan
Magellan Systems Japan is showing off their next generation high precision multi-frequency multi-GNSS receiver that reduces implementation cost compared to a conventional high precision RTK-PPP receiver. This supports GPS, QZSS and GLONASS, algorithm to output measuring data of carrier phase positioning, RTK-PPP, QZSS L6 signal, PPP-AR this solution can provide down to 1 centimeter accuracy which can be useful for self-driving cars, farm machines, construction machines, drones and more.
Distributors and industry insiders can contact Magellan Systems Japan here:
Data Stadium Ping Pong Tracking System
The Data Stadium table tennis tracking system tracks the motion of a table tennis game using only a computer and two cameras. Using dual cameras enables gathering of 3d data. The tracking system can measure the coordinates of the ball as well the velocity in order to predict trajectory. The target audience is TV stations and sport teams.
Android Bathroom Smart Mirror by Mues-tec Owatis InnovativTV
Mues-tec is showing their Android Smart Touch Screen Mirror for the bathroom, IP rated 65, safe for the bathroom, 1080P Full HD Display, fully mirrored. With a built-in 1080p camera that can be used with facial recognition applications to display customized features depending on who is using the bathroom, built-in speakers, microphone for voice activated applications such as “OK Google”, a built-in motion detection sensor activates the Smart Mirror only when entering the room and automatically switches it off when nobody is there. Useful Android Apps can be downloaded from Google Play store such as Weather Apps, Traffic Apps, Weight Monitoring Apps (when connected to a Smart Weight Scale), Baby Monitoring App, Smart Toothbrush App to display tooth brushing statistics for each user.
Distributors can contact Mues-Tec here directly:
Tel: +49 (0)6648-9167563
SoftBank Robotics Pepper SDK platform for emotional humanoid robot
SoftBank acquired Aldebaran Robotics in 2013 and has been developing Pepper, inviting developers to develop new ideas for Pepper at http://developer.softbankrobotics.com they sold over 10 thousand of these Humanoid robots making it the world’s most popular advanced humanoid robot. Sold mostly in Japan but also expanding Pepper sales to several different markets in Europe and USA and around the world, some examples being to supermarkets/stores/malls, on cruise ships, to telecom stores, to hospitals, at public information centers, government information/services offices and more. SoftBank Robotics presents some of its software partners who are developing use case software solutions such as for airlines to be used as humanoid conversational check-in kiosk in luxury hotels or at airports, guiding and entertaining people at retail shops/malls and more. You can see my 2013 interview with Bruno Maisonnier founder of Aldebaran Robotics here.