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Cui and his team accomplished this in a few key ways. First, they made Cloud Ginger appear emotional and relatable. They used “simple, cute, and cartoon design elements” like oversized eyes and a rounded smile to mask its cold, technical interior, which houses all the visual and sensory tech that a robot needs to operate. (Though those completely black eyes do creep me out a bit.) They additionally used fabric on Cloud Ginger’s chest and arms that’s a bit more inviting than a full-on metal droid. The textile components aren’t just for looks: They solve a technical problem of heat dissipation and limitations on the robot’s range of motion—specifically, the joints in its arms. … [Read more...] about How robots helped protect doctors from coronavirus
Since I made the move from full-time employment to full-time freelance almost three years ago, I’ve seen a dramatic shift in my productivity—and income. With more hours in the day to devote to building my business, I was able to pitch more outlets, finally incorporate my content agency into an LLC, and eventually hire writers for large blog-development projects for brands. For 15 months of my remote work experience, I quite literally worked from anywhere: trains to the airport in Tokyo, a bus winding through the mountains of Peru, a boat, somewhere in the middle of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region. This was made possible by a sense of adventure and also by Remote Year. … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
In my little hometown in Nebraska, it’s hard to get decent internet even at exorbitant prices—though it’s apparently a competitive market, with seven different carriers that provide broadband service, according to the FCC’s broadband map. The agency’s depiction of the situation doesn’t jibe with the reality on the ground: One service is listed twice, and two satellite providers offer service, but those services are so slow and unreliable that they can’t be used for serious work. … [Read more...] about How a new broadband map could finally bring fast internet to everyone in America
Take a free digital course It’s easier than ever to further your education and career skills with the millions of courses at your fingertips, thanks to sites such as Lynda, Udemy, Skillshare, and much more. With COVID-19 keeping you home, now you have the time to dedicate to starting and completing a course. What’s more, some course sites are now offering discounts to make learning available to everyone in quarantine. … [Read more...] about 5 ways to learn new career skills for free during the COVID-19 crisis