Jeff Bezos Shows Off Nerdy Innovations at Annual Mars Conference

first_img Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, is hosting his annual Mars Conference again, an invite-only event that showcases many “nerdy” innovations, including flying robots, electric multicopters, and rocket engines.The conference, which is taking place in Palm Springs, California this week, celebrates quirky technology in the sectors of machine learning, automation, robotics, and space (MARS), CNBC reported. The aim of the Mars Conference is to advance new technology ideas, enable attendees to engage with high-tech gadgets, and discuss how these four fields will impact the future.Thank you @FestoAG, but bigger please…. I want to get on! #ThinkBig #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/uXqvkf623B— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) March 19, 2019This year, Bezos opened the Mars Conference by taking “my new dog,” Boston Dynamics’ latest electric quadruped SpotMini robot dog, out for a quick stroll on the grounds, TechCrunch noted.Taking my new dog for a walk at the #MARS2018 conference. #BostonDynamics pic.twitter.com/vE6CXrvV3o— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) March 19, 2018However, this wasn’t all: The Mars Conference, which doesn’t allow press in, only gives fans a sneak peek of what’s happening via tweets. Attendees shared some cool insights from the invite-only event on Twitter.Star Wars actor Mark Hamill discussed robot sidekicks.#MARS2019 – where dreams come true! Talking robot sidekicks with the Master. pic.twitter.com/xlvCbI64pD— dor skuler (@dorskuler) March 19, 2019Bezos went for a ride in Hexa’s electric, single-passenger multicoptor.It’s Hexa! At the Palm Springs sir museum! #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/eOT57KAI19— Lindy Elkins-Tanton (@ltelkins) March 19, 2019Attendees experienced an “out of this world” feeling with NASA’s Orion spacecraft simulator.Checking out the @NASA #orion spacecraft simulator at #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/xnujSi67aR— Mike Massimino (@Astro_Mike) March 18, 2019Meet Centauro, the robot that can be your next yoga buddy.Robots…#Centauro robot yoga…1/2 #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/h3z2CGhCSV— Lindy Elkins-Tanton (@ltelkins) March 18, 2019Blue Origin’s massive rocket engine was on display outside.Just touching a @blueorigin rocket that was launched and returned FIVE times #MARS2019 @amazon pic.twitter.com/X2XunYZeAV— Natalya Bailey (@natalya926) March 18, 2019Even though the “secret” Mars Conference is in session, it will be interesting to see which “geeky” devices will be advancing machine learning, automation, robotics, and space in coming years.More on Geek.com:Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos Accuses ‘National Enquirer’ of BlackmailAmazon Lets Prime Members Choose Weekly Delivery DateMan Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy, Gets Caught By App Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on targetlast_img

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