Friday Thursday Weekly Tech Recap 12/22

I’m fascinated by lots of things, including new and cool technologies, advances in scientific research, and fun interactive experiences. I regularly tweet about stories that I find interesting. On Fridays (this week on Thursday, Merry Christmas) I compile here the ones that have resonated most with my followers over the previous week.

Google’s Waymo has unveiled its new autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans:
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Volkswagen has introduced new tech that recognizes relevant road signs and shows them on the in-car HMI screens:
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METHOD-1 is an Avatar-like 4m-tall manned humanoid robot from South Korea with design help from Vitaly Bulgarov:
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Ford is exploring using drones to help self-driving cars:
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Uber admits its self-driving cars have a problem with bike lanes:
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Why Amazon could bring us self-driving trucks, depite the lead of Uber’s Otto:
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China will set a communication standard for driverless cars after 2018:
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Video from Immersion shows interactive holograms on HoloLens using haptic tech from Ultrahaptics:
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Superflex’s exoskeleton-like robot suit is meant to help mobilize aging populations:
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CMU robotics researchers used drones to encase Norwegian pop star Aurora in a fabric cocoon:
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Oxford psychologists created a facial mapping service that suggests the best food for users’ emotional well-being:
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