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Care-O-bot 4 is a multi-purpose robot launching later this year

Robots are the next big thing, and we’ve seen more than a few examples in the recent past. There’s the Personal Robot, for example, and there’s the …

Robotics

Mad Scientists in Switzerland Built a Drone That Flies and Walks

Meet DALER. That's short for Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot, and it's designed for rescuing victims in dangerous places after a natural …

Robotics

HoloLens: The hands-on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

Microsoft Augments Reality With Windows Holographic

Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic today, a new augmented reality user interface built directly into Windows 10.<p>Windows Holographic differs from what we’ve seen from virtual reality devices in that it augments the world around you with virtual holograms, rather than take users into entirely …

Augmented Reality

Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot

<b>(CNN) —</b> A humble roundworm is leading the race in artificial intelligence, showing that it may be possible one day to upload our brains to a computer.<p>Called the Open Worm Project, the research brings together scientists and programmers from around the world with the aim of recreating the behavior …

Singularity

6 Films That Weren't Completely Stupid About Artificial Intelligence

You see robots in the movies all the time. But how often do they actually tell you something about AI?

Artificial Intelligence

How technology will eat medicine

The most significant announcement that Apple made in 2014 wasn’t a larger-sized iPhone. It was that Apple is entering the health-care industry. With …

Startups (India)

Family Robot Jibo Raises $25 Million In Series A Round

When Jibo launched its quirky family robot in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last summer, the startup raised a tidy sum of $2.3 million and pre-sold 4,800 robots. Now, investors want a piece too.<p>The Cambridge, MA robotics startup announced today it’s raised $25.3 million in a Series A round. …

Robotics

'Sociopathic' robots could overrun the human race within a generation

Computers should be trained to serve humans to reduce their threat to the human race, says a leading expert on artificial intelligence<p>We are all doomed to a dystopian future run and controlled by smart machines of our own making - or perhaps not.<p>At a session at the World Econoimc Forum in Davos, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why wearable technology is the future of sex

Sex has always played a crucial role in technological innovation, so don't be surprised that it's also a driving force in the growth of wearable tech, says Caroline Kent<p>One of the great supposed truisms of the 21st century is that technology is bad for our sex lives.<p>Last year <b>a survey by Durex</b> found …

Bubble-Propelled Microbots Zoom Around Inside Live Mice

Putting tiny robots to work<p>Last year, in a lab in sunny San Diego, researchers fed a dozen mice a small drop each of a very special liquid. Inside the drops, invisible to the naked eye, were thousands of tube-shaped, microscopic motors. The motors made their way to the mice's stomachs, embedded in …

Nanotech

Human-Like Robots Are Getting Jobs

At the Consumer Electronics Show, a crowd gathered around Chihira Aico, a life-sized robot in a pink party dress who was standing at the Toshiba booth. At first, the android stood perfectly still, like a mannequin in a window display. But there was something odd about her, even though she looked …

Robotics

Satellite Treats Earth as Terrarium

SMAP lives in a stark white clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It will be launched on Jan. 29 into space, where it will unfurl a …

Climate Change

You Can Finally Build a Robot Army Using Cheap Plastic Drinking Straws

Early last year a Kickstarter project for a product called Strawbees that turned ordinary drinking straws into a giant building toy rocketed past its …

Digital Medicine - Coming to Your Doctors Office

As a physician and a CMIO, I’m forever seeking the latest technology offerings that might help us solve some of the very complex problems that exist …

Digital Health

Boston Dynamics' redesigned Atlas robot is 75 percent more futuristic

Only the lower legs and feet have been carried over from the original design<p>Despite our recent insistence that robots are getting cuter, recent developments suggest otherwise. The Google-owned technology lab Boston Dynamics has redesigned its anthropomorphic humanoid robot Atlas, <i>Gizmodo</i> reports. …

Robotics

The largest ever Hubble photo shows Andromeda’s glory

Taking high-resolution photos of your neighbors is usually frowned upon, but not when the neighbor in question is the Andromeda galaxy and the camera …

Watch robots generate improvisational jazz music and dance

Robotic musicianship doctoral candidate Mason Bretan at Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology filmed this intriguing robotic jazz performance …

Georgia Tech

One nanoparticle, six types of medical imaging

Differences like these mean doctors can get a much clearer picture of what's happening inside the body by merging the results of multiple …

Revealed at Last: Magic Leap's Vision for Augmented Reality, in 32 Patent Illustrations

A new patent application titled <i>Planar Waveguide Apparatus with Diffraction Element(s) and System Employing Same</i> sounds like a scientific snoozefest, …

Slackbot Bot is a robot crafted from a Roomba and tornado siren

If you’ve an old Roomba lying around and a desire to tinker, the Redpepper team has demonstrated how far you can take your little robotic vacuum. …

Robotics

NASA's Dawn Gets Closer To Potentially Habitable Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has already delivered the first details of craters on the surface of Ceres as it draws closer to its historical rendezvous with the dwarf planet.<p>Dawn will be the first ever probe to visit a dwarf planet and has been heading for Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid …

Astronomy