Best Tech Stories around the web #261

This week: An artificial skin sensitive to pain, an autonomous delivery robot dedicated to the last mile, a new machine-brain interface that draws your thoughts, Ubisoft, and Zero Latency team up around experience in virtual reality and the Paris Electronic Week.

INNOVATION

New electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin by techexplorist.com

A team at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin. Currently, in the prototype phase, this artificial skin mimics the body’s near-instant feedback response and can respond to painful sensations with the same lighting speed that nerve signals travel to the brain. Read more

MOBILITY

Alibaba unveils autonomous delivery robot dedicated to the last mile by geeky.news

Alibaba unveiled a small, autonomous delivery robot on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at its annual Apsara Conference. This little robot was developed in-house by the Alibaba Damo Academy, a research laboratory of the e-commerce group. But the group does not specify where this robot will make its first deliveries or when it will take service. Read more

QUERKY

A computer predicts your thoughts, creating images based on them by helsinki.fi

By monitoring brain function, computers can be made to imagine what a person is thinking of and present the results as images. The technique can be utilised in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as supporting human creativity. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

Zero Latency partnering with Ubisoft on Far Cry VR title by chekpointgaming.net

Amidst a slew of announcements from this morning’s Ubisoft Forward event came this little nugget of local news. Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity will be launching exclusively in Zero Latency venues in 2021. Read more

EVENT

Paris Electrionic Week September 24 and 25, 2020

On September 24 and 25, Paris Electronic Week took over Gaité Lyrique for 2 intensive days of workshops, conferences and meetings.