Technology

New AI Can Develop Video Games Just by Watching Gameplay

As humans, we have both learned and innate behaviors. While some few, basic behaviors come to us instinctively, many more are learned...

Chelsea Gohd
Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 1:35PM

Worlds Fair Nano 2017: The Future of VR Will Be Another Moral Panic

VR is finally here, but where is it headed? That was the question asked at Worlds Fair Nano NY's Future of VR panel, which brought...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 7:53PM

Social Robot 'Bina48' is a Human's Personality Recreated by AI

If you could store your personality in a robot, would you? What might you ask a robot who's been programmed with the same data that...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 3:59PM

An Origami-Inspired Drone Could One Day Deliver Your Packages

Origami has long inspired technological innovation. From NASA’s shape-shifting radiator to foldable solar panels, the Japanese art...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 8:45PM

The SpaceX Blooper Reel Is Filled With More Explosions Than a Michael Bay Movie

SpaceX has released a fun look at its many, many, many failed attempts at making an upright landing with an orbital rocket booster,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 11:15AM

Russia Claims Its New Main Battle Tank Will Be Able to Run on Mars

Don't believe everything you read online--especially when it's a state-run media outlet that claims its government has a new tank...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 10:07AM

Panasonic Develops LiDAR to Stop Robots from Awkwardly Falling Over

For a robot with three legs that's designed for stability, R2-D2 spends a lot of time in the original Star Wars trilogy falling over....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 8:08PM

Tiny Linking Robots Share a Central Hive Mind With Each Other

It's increasingly looking like the future of robotics is going to be modular. Specialized robots are useful for many tasks, but for a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 7:27PM

The Google Brain Team Is Trying to Teach an AI to Tell Jokes

Artificial intelligence is paving the way to technologies previously seen only aboard the USS Enterprise: teleporters and cyborgs...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 12:43PM

Check Out the Real-Life Mech Designed by the Artist From 'Terminator' and 'Robocop'

Oscar Wilde once said that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” but even he couldn’t have predicted just how far...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 11:11AM

Security Expert Warns that Sex Robots Can Be Hacked and Turned Violent

If Westworld has taught us anything, it's that you can't program a robot to feel human emotions and then attempt to have your way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 7:55PM

Robot Champions Are Using Italy as a Training Ground for Nuclear Disaster Aid

If you have ever watched Battlebots, then you know the raw mechanical power and excitement of pitting two robots against each other in...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 11:23AM

This Creepy, Interactive AI Baby Is Programmed to Be as Human as Possible

The idea of robots becoming people is ingrained in popular culture, from Bicentennial Man to A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, to more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 10:31AM

Super Thin Spacecraft is Designed to Capture Space Debris

Earth's orbit continues to fill up with space debris, and while we haven't seen any real life recreations of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 6:24PM

Red Cross Launches a Drone Program to Help With Disaster Relief

As drones continue to become more widespread, the American Red Cross is preparing to launch one of their own to assess damages in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 2:40PM

Elon Musk Shares a Full Look at SpaceX's Sci-Fi Inspired Spacesuits

As part of his ongoing mission to boldly go where no vacation provider has gone before, Elon Musk has taken another step towards...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 6:46PM

Adam Savage's 'Tested' Shows Off Their New 3-D Printed Lightsaber Hilt

As any student of the Force knows, building a lightsaber is key to a Jedi's training. While the process of carefully placing a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 10:15AM

Jaguar Plans to Build a Steering Wheel You Could Speak To

In the future there will likely be fleets of self-driving cars, keeping roadways safe and free of human error. And if the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 9:21PM

Digital Assistants Like Siri Can Be Hacked Using Ultrasound Commands

While creepy at first, robotic assistants like Google Home and Alexa are becoming accepted as helpful, inanimate members of the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 2:56PM

Real-Life Suspended Animation on Space Voyages Won't Be Too Different From 'Alien'

The problem with space is that it's really, really big. There's a lot of dead space in between all the interesting bits, and that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:18AM