Technology

A Team of Grad Students Have Turned a Desk Into an Interactive AR Keyboard Using Light Projections

Most of us are probably familiar with that scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise cycles through a bunch of floating screens...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 17 July 2017 - 3:42PM

A Team of Scientists Figured Out How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Real-Life Tricorder

The original medical tricorder from Star Trek was a science fiction staple that seemed close to magic, alerting Dr. Leonard "Bones"...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:30PM

Scientists Teach Self-Driving Cars to Make Ethical Decisions

In discussions surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), many people have the lingering worry in the back of their head that AI tech...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 2:12PM

Watch Salto, the Most Agile Jumping Robot Ever Created

SALTO, which stands for saltatorial locomotion on terrain obstacles, is a tiny little robot with jumping capabilities that would make...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 07 July 2017 - 2:07PM

Dubai Is Creating an Autonomous Robo-Car Police Force

Are you a fan of Robocop? We have good news! Terrified of the prospect that artificially intelligent robots could lead to our...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 06 July 2017 - 11:28AM

Archaeologists Just Reconstructed the Face of a 500-Year-Old Corpse in Stunning Detail

Some 500 years ago, a man without much to his name, now known only as SK2, lived in Dublin. His skeleton was found along with the...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 30 June 2017 - 12:36PM

Will Widespread Genome Sequencing Lead to a Medical Dystopia?

From GATTACA to Spider-Man, genetics has played a huge role in sci-fi, but it's only within the past few decades that we've really...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 3:23PM

Tora-Con

What does "Tora" mean? The mascot here at RIT is the tiger, and tiger in Japanese is "tora". Put that together with "convention" and...

How Scientists Are Crafting a Better Robotic Exoskeleton Using CGI

Many have suggested that one day, relatively soon, we all might consider becoming cyborgs. Far from the early days of prosthesis, body...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 2:07PM

Watch NASA's New Mars Lander Make a Perfect Landing

When you read the transcript of the first Moon landing, two things come to mind: first, that the whole thing was a lot more...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 3:45PM

Watch These Tiny, Lightning-Fast Sumo Robots Fight in the Ring

All martial arts--even video games and fights between giant car-crushing robots--are as much about mental acuity as they are physical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 11:33AM

Researchers Unveil Drones That Can See Through Brick Walls Using Only Wi-Fi

Move over Kal-El, X-ray vision is no longer just for alien superheroes. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 10:35AM

Autonomous Flying Taxis Are Coming to Dubai This Year

The concept of a helicopter is nothing new to any of us, but it's a different story when you're summoning one to pick you up after...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 12:35PM

China Launches the First Unhackable Quantum Satellite

After launching “Micius,” the first quantum technology satellite into space, China is about to realize quantum entanglement...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 11:42AM

Microsoft's AI Just Beat the All-Time High Score in 'Ms. Pac-Man'

When you think of the classic game Ms. Pacman, images of dimly lit arcades and long hours spent trying to beat the top score come to...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 11:59AM

Two AIs Go Head-to-Head on Atari's 'Breakout' to Test Deep Learning

It seems like every day brings a new AI more capable than the last. This was recently apparent with AlphaGo--it was pretty great at...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 12:09PM

China's Ultra-Fast Amphibious Fighting Vehicle Is the Bond Car of Our Dreams

The North China Institute of Vehicle Research is apparently in the business of creating Bond vehicles. They recently revealed the...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:30PM

Disney Partners With Hanson Robotics to Produce AI-Driven Children's Toys Based on Disney Characters

Robotics has come a long way in the past few decades, but it hasn't come far enough just yet. The Uncanny Valley still looms large,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:04PM

Video: The Future of Jobs, Ethics, and Security in the Age of AI

We've spoken about the future of robots and humanity previously, mostly in the context of them stealing our jobs or becoming even...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 3:53PM

Watch These Bluetooth-Controlled, 3D-Printed Robots Move Around Using Only One Wheel

As we've said before (in regards to a certain DIY robot exoskeleton arm), the best part of the original Iron Man was watching Jeff...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 2:50PM