Designer Wearables And What A Hitchhiking Robot Can Teach Us About Strangers

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This week Kris Abel introduces What She Said’s Christine Bentley, Sharon Caddy, and Kate Wheeler to…

Dr. Frauke Zeller and Alanna Mager are among a team here in Canada that have created a robot that has successfully hitchhiked across the country, convincing strangers to give it a ride in their cars.

Hitchbot is a project designed to tells us a great deal about strangers on the road and provide insights into how humans can establish a relationship with the robots that are increasingly becoming a part of our world.

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Fashion designers who embraced the rise of wearable technology to explore new opportunities include Rebecca Minikoff, who just unveiled a pair of smart bracelets at New York Fashion Week. One displays notifications from your phone, the other is an iphone charger in disguise.

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She enters the scene after fashion legend Diane Von Fusternberg announced a partnership with Google Glass early this year to help design a new series of aviator-inspired frames for the computer-embedded eyewear.

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