Technology

MIT Engineers Create a Robot Avatar You Control Through VR

We're all eager for technology to get to the point where we can pilot robot avatars from the comfort of our own homes. There are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 02 October 2017 - 7:28PM

How ‘Hollywood Weapons’ Green Beret Host Terry Schappert Would Train The Rebel Alliance in ‘Star Wars'

During a conversation with retired Green Beret Master Sergeant Terry Schappert, you could find yourself talking about anything. He is...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 02 October 2017 - 3:55PM

Unlucky Robot is Designed to Stand Up After Getting Knocked Over

It's a sure sign of progress when robots learn how to adjust and fix themselves after falling down on the job. But it must be terrible...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 October 2017 - 6:20PM

An Artificially Intelligent Hologram Could Become Your Hotel Concierge

As artificial intelligence continues to spread into more and more jobs, it's very likely that at some point in the near future, it'll...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 October 2017 - 1:06PM

'Biosensitive' Ink Can Create Tattoos Which Monitor Your Health

Modern tattoos are typically seen as artwork that exists on your body, with little functional purpose beyond self-expression....

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 12:40PM

Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Mars Base Camp' Spacecraft for Future Missions

There are a lot of missions to Mars currently in the works, but not all prioritize comfort for travelers.The 68th International...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:34PM

Renault Plans to Make Self-Driving Cars That Know When They Need Repairs

The future of car maintenance is a lot like the future of driving - it's unlikely that humans will find themselves making any of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 8:50PM

New 'Science and Star Wars' Episode Shows How Close We Are to Having Real-Life Droids

The droids of Star Wars may not seem like the most spectacular element of the franchise's mythos, but they're actually...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 11:36AM

Dubai Begins Test Flights for an Autonomous Flying Taxi

If any city were to get a commercially available flying car service first, it makes sense that it's Dubai. Few other places...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 8:33PM

Vacuum Cleaner Company Dyson Will Build an Electric Car by 2020

The world of battery-powered vehicles is becoming ever more crowded. In addition to the myriad of other companies that are already...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 7:37PM

Elon Musk Will Unveil "Unexpected" Details About His Mars Spaceship This Friday

Around this time last year, at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Mexico, Elon Musk unveiled his plan...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 11:24AM

A Startup is Training a Self-Driving Truck AI Using Video Games

The problem with testing a self-driving artificial intelligence is that things can be very, very messy if things go wrong.As with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 8:45PM

This 3-D Carving Tool Lets Makers Create Custom Guitars and Game Boards

Everybody is psyched about 3-D printing their own fidget spinners and tiny plastic skulls, but people are already grumbling about...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 2:03PM

A Futuristic Fashion Company Has Created a Dress That Lets You Sense Near-Earth Asteroids

If 2017's Ghost in the Shell made one good decision, it was including Wearable Media in its promotions. The company nails the weird,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:55PM

Robot With Attached Chainsaw Can Climb Trees While Trimming Them

You've got a problem: you need to trim a tree, and you've got the tools, as well as some extra metal pipes and a load of tires and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:50PM

A Robot Performed Unaided Dental Surgery on a Human Patient

How much do you trust modern robotics? Would you, for example, be happy with letting a robot implant false teeth into your mouth?...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Two Engineers Create an Underwater Jetpack to 'Fly Through Water'

Sometimes, great discoveries don't take lots of research, experimentation, and effort. Gluing together a few commonplace (or not so...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:41PM

The Air Force Wants to Begin Testing Lasers on Gunships Next Year

Military gunships have enough guns already, but what they don't have enough of is frickin' lasers. That gross oversight may be fixed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 11:27AM

Tesla is Developing Their Own Self-Driving AI Chip with AMD

For someone who's dead certain that artificial intelligence will one day lead to a Skynet-style robot apocalypse that will wipe out...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 8:54PM

Knightscope Unveils a Robot Security Guard for All-Terrain Patrols

Robot security guards aren't necessarily a perfected technology just yet. Among the stories of robots awkwardly tripping in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 7:45PM