Kyle Robinson

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Scientists “upload” a roundworm brain to a LEGO robot

It sounds like a scene from a sci-fi flick. Or a horror film. Take your pick. Scientists of the future have finally found a way to digitize our …

Singularity

£743 untraceable gun 3D-printer sells out in 36 hours

Americans want guns without serial numbers. And apparently, they want to make them at home.<p>On Wednesday, Cody Wilson's libertarian non-profit Defense …

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

The Internet is only one flying robot away.<p>If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed …

Social Media

Video: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Now Farther Than Ever

Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer.<p>Like a severed telephone line (from back in the days when phones had wires), a spinal cord injury can cut off communication between the brain and the rest of the body …

Engineering

The Week In Numbers: Crabwalking Robots, Ferocious Fungi, And The Future Of Game Of Thrones

A theoretical spoiler below<p><b>165</b>: number of pounds Lonesome George weighed at the time of his death, before scientists stuffed and mounted him for display.<p><b>2</b>: the number of rubber bands needed to build your own shoebox phone projector.<p><b>100,000,000</b>: amount of money in American dollars the President of …

Are Weaponized 'Crab Walker' Robots The Future Of Chinese Land Wars?

Robotics designers in the US have long gotten their inspiration from both science fiction and biology, and Chinese engineers are no different, most especially those working on walking combat robots. Dai Jinsong and other Chinese engineers of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University …

Robotics

Harvard Wants To Help You Make Your Own Squishy Robot

Modern robotics has gone soft.<p>Ever sit alone in your room and think to yourself, “If only I had a soft robot to call my own.” All right, so that scenario is pretty unlikely, but for those who might have wondered how to create a squishy automaton, Harvard has the blueprints you’ll need.<p>In …

Robotics