You can now lock on to (very small) targets Every day it seems like Star Trek is looking more like actual science than science fiction. We're working on holographic doctors, transporter beams, and tricorders--and
Robocop, is that you? Robocop is real. Well, almost. Yamaha's new autonomous motorcycle-driving robot, Motobot, doesn't fight crime, but it can seriously ride a motorcycle. Motobot is still very much the
Where no cube has gone before Sometimes, it's hip to be cubed. A new robot created by a group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) may be a cube, but it's still very cool.
Through a high-speed aerial obstacle course George of the Jungle would be jealous of this drone. Unlike that hapless hero, this drone can expertly avoid all manner of obstacles, including trees, while
We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. Yet for too many people, the experience of work is demotivating and dehumanizing. I don’t think it has to be this way, and I’m willing to bet
Just because you run doesn't mean you're in shape. As a runner, it’s easy to enter a training bubble: sleep, eat, run, repeat. It can be a cycle that helps you become a better runner, but it’s easy to
3D printing is stuck in a bit of a rut. There are companies trying to push the technology beyond the trinket market, but many of the existing printers are slow, jam often, and don’t always make perfect
They hit the emergency stop button, so the world may never know The best way to test a robot's balance is to taunt it like you're a schoolyard bully. At least, that's what scientists do in this video the
When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain. That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering
Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain. Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends.