Technology

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

Livestream: Meet the Newest Generation of Astronauts (and the Classified Spaceship They Might Fly In)

Get ready to meet your new space heroes.After a record-breaking open application that saw over 18,000 people apply to become...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - 1:15PM

Watching This Autonomous Multicopter Drone Play Catch Is Awesome

You know, we thought we had lost the capacity to be impressed by weird little quadrocopter-like drones. After seeing a guy skydive off...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 June 2017 - 5:04PM

This Robot-Shaped, Smoke-Machine Equipped Bluetooth Speaker May Be the Silliest Crowdfunding Project Ever

The problem with crowdfunding is that the projects that ought to get some money often lose out to the weird and wonderful pet projects...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 June 2017 - 11:57AM

Japanese Company Reveals Doctor Octopus-Style Robot Arms You Control With Your Feet

Do you know what sucks about being human? Our stupid, boring number of limbs. Hands are really great, so why has evolution limited us...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 12:17PM

Google Announces an AI That Surpasses Humans at Programming AIs

It's telling that the phrases 'neural network' and 'deep learning' have become just another pair of tech buzzwords, despite the fact...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 12:44PM

NASA Just Revealed a Mars Rover That Looks Like The Batmobile

What do you get when you give a bunch of science nerds access to an enormous budget and a mandate to design an effective Mars...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 11:41AM

DIY Roboticist Makes a Working Robot Exoskeleton Arm for $100

Everyone knows that the best part of the original Iron Man movie was watching Jeff Bridges yell "Tony Stark was able to build this...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 12:25PM

Tech Startup SeaBubbles Debuts Self-Driving, Flying Water Taxis

We're all living in the not-too-distant future. No question. After all, we've got working jetpacks (well, some of us do). We've got AI...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 11:55AM