What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.
We continue the narrative this week with the latest in automation: rotating Echo speakers, Boston Dynamics’ self-charging, and streamlining electric scooters. See the quick summary below, followed by embedded video. And stay tuned each week for more musings from Maher.
🦾 Alexa’s latest Echo speaker can rotate in your direction as you move, keeping you in frame for video calls and achieving the perfect angle for viewing content.
🤖 Boston Dynamics is breaking tech barriers again by creating a ‘go and sit on a charger’ function for Spot, their enterprise robot dog. We discuss the implications of self-charging robots.
🛴 Electric Scooters are great in concept, but seeing them strewn across the street has caused major problems. Spin’s solution can properly dock them…without a human there to help.