Google Assistant now assists with your purchasing on Google House

This means that you can order food, medicine, pet supplies and far more from retailers like Entire Foods, Costco, Walgreens, PetSmart and Bed, Bath &amp Beyond. Presently, Google Express shopping provides access to more than 50 retailers for identical-day delivery in 12 states.

Unless you have a $ 95 annual membership, there is generally a minimum order amount and a delivery fee related with Express. Even so, when you have Google Property lend a hand between now and April 30th, you will not have to worry about paying any membership or service costs. All you have to do to get started is input your payment info and shipping address in the Settings menu of the Google Property app.

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Parrot announces a dev kit that assists drones see and stay away from obstacles

Parrot, the French business that is most likely greatest known for its AR.Drone and Bebop drones, these days announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a new development kit for assisting drones and robots navigate indoors, steer clear of obstacles and map its surroundings. The S.L.A.M.dunk (I know I’ll by no means tire of typing that out), which the company announced at the annual Interdrone conference in Las Vegas these days, will be accessible in the final quarter of the year. The business has not announced pricing however.

The four.9oz kit makes use of an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and runs Ubuntu 14.04 with the Robotic Operating Method framework on best. It uses two fisheye cameras for stereoscopic imaging at 60 frames per second, as well as an ultrasound sensor, an inertial measurement unit, a barometer and a magnetometer. The kit also attributes USB and HDMI plugs.


Parrot says the ultrasound sensor must be in a position to pick up objects that are up to 50 feet away.

Parrot expects that developers, researchers and integrators will use the S.L.A.M.dunk to prototype drones and robotic solutions and use it for autonomous navigation and 3D mapping merchandise. Although Parrot itself is best known for its drones, the kit is also meant to work for rolling robots and even articulated arms. “Developed by robotic researchers for robotic researchers, Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk is a ‘ready-to-use’ module that will accelerate the development of tomorrow’s application for drones and robotic platforms,” the organization says in its announcement nowadays.


This announcement may really feel unusual for a organization that is mainly known for its consumer drones, but Parrot really provides a number of expert drones below its SenseFly brand and the company has lengthy invited tinkerers to create applications for its drones with the help of its SDKs. Today’s announcement requires this a single step additional. It also signals the company’s intentions to bring its knowledge to a wider range of robotics products, also. And who knows, maybe the Parrot T-shirt will even function an ultrasound sensor and assist you keep away from objects as you drunkenly stumble residence at night.