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At IBM, Researchers Are Working to Make Robots Engaging Conversationalists

The trick is to make the interface seem to disappear<p>Historically, building technology had been about capabilities and features. Engineers and product designers would come up with new things that they thought people wanted, figure out how to make them work and ship "new and improved" products. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Speedway Hybrid Travel Duffle 50L

A high speed, watertight and versatile convertible duffle / pack that has a high quality, easy close zipper; interchangeable travel harness that …

Wandrd Hexad Duffel

For those of us who simply love to wander off, whether it’s commuting for the day, road tripping for the weekend or taking a flight for a long …

Standards to Spread Lifesaving Drone Technology

<b>EENA and DJI Develop Standards to Spread Lifesaving Drone Technology</b><p>The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the Brussels-based public …

Drones

May 06, 2017

Criminals used a swarm of drones to surveil and disrupt an FBI hostage operation

Criminals are increasingly using drones in illegal activity and to spy on authority<p>Criminals are increasingly using drones in illegal activity and as a way to counter surveil and disrupt the FBI and other law enforcement agents, according to a report by <i>Defense One</i><i>.</i><p>The publication cites one instance …

Surveillance

Intel drones offer high-tech help to restore the Great Wall of China

Tourists visiting the Great Wall of China are usually taken to one of the small number of restored sections, but many parts of the ancient structure …

Great Wall of China

FBI agents swarmed with drones during a hostage rescue operation

It's the kind of thing that's surely only cooked up in Hollywood.<p>A gang of suspects hiding out in the outskirts of a U.S. city used a swarm of drones …

Surveillance

Flying beetle cyborgs guided with tiny battery-powered backpacks

Here come the cyborg beetles. Electronic-filled backpacks have been used to create controllable flying bio-robots.<p>Male <i>M. torquata</i> beetles had …

Cyborgs

Watch these robotic soccer players play a nail-biter of a match

As a hater of all sports, I am particularly excited about the imminent replacement of humans with robots in soccer. If this exciting match, the Standard Platform League (SPL) final of the German Open featuring the Nao-Team HTWK vs. Nao Devils, is any indication, the future is going to be great.<p>The …

Robotics

A Record-Breaking Drone Show Ended With Quadcopters Falling From the Sky

This weekend, the city of Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, was host to a record-breaking drone performance, even larger than …

Drones

Is it a bird? is it a plane? No, it's a spy drone which can stay in the air for a year

Defence giant BAE Systems today teamed up with fellow British firm Prismatic to develop a surveillance drone with the potential to fly for up to a …

Drones

Sphero spinoff announces a $3,200 programmable robot

Misty Robotics, a spinoff of Sphero, has just announced Misty II, the second generation of its programmable robot it initially displayed at this year’s CES.<p>While Misty I was a beta model meant for select developers to tinker with, Misty II is more polished and created for a wider audience. Misty II …

Robotics

Dream of Flying Drone Taxis Moves One Step Closer to Reality

On-demand robotic flying taxis and drone deliveries are years away from reality, but the U.S. Department of Transportation has removed at least one …

Drones

Camp Kitchen Utensil Set

Front Runner Outfitters specialize in adventure gear for overlanders, outdoor enthusiasts, and casual campers. This compact set of utensiles and …

Camping

What Happens When Your Bomb-Defusing Robot Becomes a Weapon

Treating a technology as a “platform” has consequences.<p>Micah Xavier Johnson spent the last day of his life in a standoff, holed up in a Dallas community-college building. By that point, he had already shot 16 people. Negotiators were called in, but it was 2:30 in the morning and the police chief …

Robotics

Tipoon Expandable Trailer

Tipoon is a modular, mobile, lightweight camper that grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button! The sleek trailer tows at roughly vehicle …

Remote Controls

Police Have Big Gun-Looking Things To Take Down Drones At The Commonwealth Games

They won't tell us how much they cost, though.<p>Queensland police have been given giant drone guns ahead of the Commonwealth Games in April.<p>Police officers showed off one of the guns at a media event on Monday. The Games commence on the Gold Coast next week.<p>The "DroneGun Mk II" works by jamming the …

Drones

The Lab Making Robots Walk Through Fire and Ride Segways

Benefits of robots: 1. They never get tired. 2. They can lift very heavy things. 3. They can walk through (controlled) conflagrations on college …

Robotics

Amazon's Next Secret Project Could Be Robots That Follow You Around

Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled …

Robotics

This guy built a teddy bear robot band because he hates playing with humans

It's bad enough we're worried about robots taking our jobs — they're much cheaper, more efficient, less likely to complain or cause problems, better than us at basically everything — but they can even make better bandmates.<p>Jay “J-Bot” Vance knows this quite well. As the lead singer, songwriter, …

Teddybears

Your next pilot could be drone software

Airplanes could be safer with technology at the helm. A key sticking point is human opinion.<p>Would you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot …

Artificial Intelligence

Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital on Saturday after online videos showing gunfire in a neighborhood where royal palaces are located sparked fears of possible political unrest.<p>The Riyadh police spokesman, quoted by the …

Saudi Arabia

The Skydio R1 autonomous drone is an action sport enthusiast’s dream come true

The world’s first fully autonomous consumer drone is a peek at the future of robotic aviation<p>The purpose of a consumer drone remains nebulous these days. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer. Drones are great for sophisticated aerial photography and video, but they’re also adept …

Drones

Survival Belt

Survival Belt is an EDC item that may come in handy should get yourself stranded without your gear. This belt withholds some rugged and useful items …

Zipline’s Fastest Delivery Drone Set for U.S. Takeoff This Year

The company that delivers more than 20 percent of Rwanda’s blood supply aims to deliver medical supplies across the globe.<p>Wired<p>Zipline unveiled the …

Drones

Prosthesis Exoskeleton, A Giant 15′ Tall, 8000 Pound Mech Suit That Can Reach a Top Speed of 20 MPH

As part of their Exo-Bionics initiative, Furrion built a Prosthesis exoskeleton, which is a giant mech suit that stands 15-feet tall, weighs 8,000 …

Russian parcel delivery drone crashes into building on inaugural flight in Siberia

Drones

Watch a robot fish swim in the ocean

MIT computer scientists have developed SoFi – a soft, robot fish made of silicone rubber – that can swim alongside real fish in the ocean.<p>Computer …

Don’t Bother Trying to Outrun This Creepy Spiderbot That Transforms Into a Rolling Wheel

If the only thing more terrifying to you than a spider is a spider chasing you, you’re not going to want to watch this video of Festo’s latest …

Robotics