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Augmented Reality Glasses Are Coming To The Battlefield

Marines will control a head-up display with a gun-mounted mouse<p><i>Using a pair of augmented reality glasses, a Marine signals intelligence (SIGINT) specialist monitors web traffic while he lies on the ground, his assault rifle trained on a nearby building. Amid the cacophony of cyber-noise in the city</i> …

Military

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16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge

Maybe if we start training robots to save people's lives <i>now</i>, some of them will collaborate with the post-Skynet human resistance later. That's not …

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

British defence in 2030: 3D printing and graphene armour

Try to imagine warfare in 2035, and you might come up with Hollywood-style visions of soldiers in powered exoskeletons battling robots with laser …

Emerging Technology Evangelist | The Network | The Network

There is a lab at Cisco where you might find someone controlling a robot, building prototypes with Legos, flying a drone in a store setting, and driving trucks across Europe with Oculus Rift. It's somewhat of a tinkerer's workshop, and that's where you'll find emerging technology evangelist Ben …

Hype Cycle for Human-Computer Interaction, 2014

What You Need to Know<p>The Hype Cycle<p>The Priority Matrix<p>Off the Hype Cycle<p>On the Rise<p>Bioacoustic Sensing<br>• Virtual Personal Assistants<br>• Augmented-Human …

Robot Brains To Match Humans In 25 years

A poll of the top 170 robot scientists showed that 50% of them think that human level intelligence will happen by the year 2040 in robots or “one …

Why Some People Pay More Than Others When Shopping Online

You may pay more than your friends when shopping online based on your web browsing history or what kind of smartphone you own, according to a new study analyzing price discrimination on e-​​commerce sites.<p>In April and May of this year, researchers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston studied the …

Our new robot overlords: The terrifying uncertainty of our high-tech future

<b>(Ociacia, MaraZe via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Are computers taking our jobs?<p>Scientific American<p>July 23, 2014 11:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Last fall economist Carl Benedikt Frey and information engineer Michael A. Osborne, both at the University of Oxford, …

Glimpsing A Future Where Man And Machine Are Closer Than Ever

The series, called The Man Machine, was shot at advanced robotics facilities in Japan and Spain. Fournier says the situations “suggest an empathy …

Robotics

The 25 Best-Performing CEOs In The World, According To The Harvard Business Review

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos stands at the top.<p>According to HBR, Amazon has seen its value increase by $140 billion with Bezos at the helm and has delivered a whopping 15,189% on industry-adjusted shareholder returns.<p>As we've noted before, Bezos has taken the long view in building his empire.<p>"Amazon …

Jeff Bezos

We just had an out-of-body experience with this robot-Oculus project

It's an unusual experience for a weekday afternoon: I stare up to see myself, <i>staring</i> <i>up</i>. I'm strapped into an Oculus Rift VR headset, which is both controlling (and streaming from) cameras atop a 1.5ft robot roaming around my feet. This robot on wheels is composed of segments that hold a stereo …

Why The Digital Revolution Has Not Yet Fulfilled Its Promises

In the 1970s the blistering growth after the second world war vanished in both Europe and America. In the early 1990s Japan joined the slump, entering a prolonged period of economic stagnation.<p>Brief spells of faster growth in intervening years quickly petered out. The rich world is still trying to …

Economics

The Navy's Future Fleet of Swarming Boat-Drones

The use of autonomous boats could lead to more artificial intelligence in modern combat.<p>It’s August on Virginia’s James River and a secret military exercise is about to make history. A large ship that the Navy sometimes calls a high-value unit, HVU, is making its way down the river’s thalweg, …

The Future of Warfare & The Creation of Robot Armies | The Takeaway | WNYC

Scientists are making more intelligent war machines like drones that can land on their own. We may soon be making robot infantry that decide when or …

Should we regulate robots?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including restricting bots, the big mistake about big data and how cereal marketing works.<p>It is not possible to regulate robots<br>Cory Doctorow | The Guardian | 2 April 2014<br>Robots are tools driven by computers. The problems of regulating robots are a sub-set …

Television Industry

Robots: Can we trust them with our privacy?

The idea that robots will conquer humanity is a myth, says Marcus Woo, but has one of the real concerns they pose been ignored?<p>Joss Wright is training a robot to freak people out.<p>Wright, a computer scientist, is plotting an experiment with a humanoid robot called Nao. He and his colleagues plan to …

Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees

Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture could be transformed by micro and "soft" robots.<p><i>Editor's note: Robert Wood is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …

'Brainwave' Melon headband measures focus levels

California startup Melon has developed a brainwave headband that works as a personal activity monitor.<p>The $149 (£91) device measures electroencephalographic (EEG) activity in real time and displays the results on a mobile app to measure stress and help improve levels of concentration.<p>Melon was …

Los Angeles

Wink's "Relay" Wants to Unify All the Products in Your Smart Home

It's an entire smart home on your wall.<p>Smart-home startup Wink has announced the Relay, a mountable touchscreen that provides a centralized control …

Fingertip sensor lets robots 'see' what they're touching

We've seen robotics improve by (literal) leaps and bounds recently, but what about more nuanced things, like a fine sense of touch? Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University are showing off a new fingertip version of the GelSight sensor, a cube-shaped attachment that uses a camera and a …

DARPA’s ElectRx program: micro devices to make self-healing soldiers

DARPA, often in the public eye due to its extensive robotics efforts, has turned its sights towards the human body with its ElectRx program. Standing …

Time to Wake Up to Cyberconscious Robots

Entrepreneur and medical ethicist Martine Rothblatt discusses the future of artificial consciousness.<p><i>In the book</i> Virtually Human: The Promise--and the Peril--of Digital Immortality<i>, Martine Rothblatt explores the scientific and ethical consequences of artificial consciousness. In the following</i> …

Singularity

Device Can Rapidly Test Soldiers, Athletes For Brain Injuries That Otherwise Could Go Unnoticed

A device in development may soon be able to make identifying brain injuries in emergency medical circumstances much easier, a new study suggests. And private donors investing their wealth thoughtfully are largely to credit.<p>BrainScope announced on Aug. 26 that a peer-reviewed study by New York …

Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…