The Future Is Now! - projected face robots

The Future Is Now!

You can experience having your greatest celebrity crush staring intently into your eyes without ever having them in the room. Furhat Robotics presents a bot with a projected face that maintains eye contact with situational awareness, thanks to wide-angle cameras. It looks at, responds to and chats with you. It even understands more than 40 languages. It is entirely customizable, meaning that in theory, it could have the face of Elvis Presley staring dreamily at you while you talk about your day at work.

The Future Is Now!

Surveillance cameras can identify you by your body and the way you walk. That is a reality in China, which can be helpful in a case where perhaps a thief is covering his or her face. The technology works from as much as 165 feet away, even if your back is turned. The chief executive officer says it can even work when the person is trying to fake it out with something like a false limp or weird walk.

The Future Is Now!

Computers are our teachers. Pew Research Center studies why people visit YouTube and half of the them who responded said tutorials, while more than 25 percent of them said "to kill time." One in five visitors use it for product reviews. Eight in 10 parents let their children watch YouTube videos.

The Future Is Now!

If election madness leaves you wishing for a simpler time, like when Pokémon Go brought the world together in peace? There's nothing stopping you from escaping into the game again. The popular app is not just still around, but it generated $73 million in revenue in October, a 67 percent increase from 2017. The app is most popular in Japan, but 32 percent of that revenue was from customers in the U.S.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More from FOX 26 Houston