Mason Brannen

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To Prevent Crashes, Your Future Car Will Chat With Other Vehicles | WIRED

<b>1</b>// The communication system works in the 5.9-GHz band.<p><b>2</b>// Eventually cars could get warnings from construction zones, telling them to slow down.<p><b>3</b>// …

The Robotic Search For Lost World War II Airmen

World War II combat pilots have been lost at the bottom of the Pacific ocean for nearly 70 years. Now autonomous robots have been deployed to find them.<p><i>Click here to see the gallery</i><p>On a bright morning in mid-March, Pat Scannon stands on the deck of a 40-foot catamaran looking for an airplane hidden …

Flexible RoboSimian prepares for a robot showdown in disaster response contest

Disaster response is one of the most promising fields of robotics, as engineers look for ways that the most dangerous cleanup work could be left to machines. At Stanford University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of these projects is bearing fruit. RoboSimian is designed to compete in …

This Robot Barista Serves Up Custom, Cloud-Powered Coffee | WIRED

Don't call it a vending machine. Designed by Yves Behar, the Briggo Coffe Haus is intended to be a destination. <i>Photo: Briggo</i><p>The Briggo Coffee Haus …

Ford looks to space robots for help on connected cars

Automaker looks skyward to improve emergency response systems<p>Ford this week announced that it will begin studying space robots to improve its own vehicle communications systems. In a press release published Wednesday, the American automaker said the research will be conducted under a three-year …

A Robot That Climbs Walls to Paint Graffiti on Them

The city of tomorrow will be a lot more vertical, as more people are crammed into small spaces. So Berlin designers Julian Adanauer and Christoper …

Robot Security Guard Will Watch Old People While They Sleep

A new project aims to teach robots how to work alongside humans.<p>These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've …

NASA-backed SpiderFab robot aims to build 3D-printed spaceship parts in orbit

NASA has always built its spacecraft on Earth, but aerospace startup Tethers Unlimited is hoping to change that process by developing a system that combines 3D printing and robotic assembly to build spaceship parts in orbit. NASA is kicking in $500,000 in funding to the project, called SpiderFab, …

Watch Smartwatch Space For Continued Consolidation As Samsung Gears Up To Kick Off The Race

Last week, geek-focused early smartwatch player WIMM Labs was revealed to have been acquired by Google, lending strong support to earlier speculation that the search giant would enter the watch-based computing fray with a wearable-device follow-up to its ambitious Google Glass project. Consider it …