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RANKED: The 13 Sexiest — And Totally Real — Robots Ever Made

Thanks to the incredible leaps forward in computing speed and artificial intelligence over the last few decades, humanoid robots are just now approaching the functionality that science-fiction fans have been reading and watching for decades.<p>Unfortunately, the "Uncanny Valley" effect— the discomfort …

Robotics

Wireless WildCat Robot Can Run a 4-Minute Mile

The Cheetah robot was born in 2012. The speedy four-legged bot could run at 29 miles per hour —outpacing Usain Bolt — while tethered to a power …

25 km/h: Roboter-Wildkatze in freier Wildbahn getestet

Laufender Roboter auf vier Beinen wurde in einer neuen Auflage erfolgreich einem Test unterzogen<p>Bereits im Jahr 2012 haben die Entwickler von …

Now you're a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives

Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point's computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.<p>"I've been a competitive shooter all of my life, I could do it with a conventional rifle. But …

Guns

World of Terminator is coming, says RAF chief

Sir Andrew Pulford, chief air marshal of the RAF, said “autonomous” air vehicles, that can make decisions for themselves, are “undoubtedly” coming.<p>At …

The robot of the future will look like a software-driven thermostat

SAN FRANCISCO — At TechCrunch Disrupt today, a panel of connected-device pioneers talked about robots. Not C-3PO, not the Jetsons’ domestic, but the robots of the future, which they feel will look a lot more mundane and not as humanoid as sci-fi fans might have imagined.<p>“Robotics is about making …

8 Superpowers Brought to You by Technology

Advances in cybernetics, aviation, and other areas have created a convincing argument that one day we can read minds, turn invisible, fly, and live forever.<p>Superheroes are unbelievable, and that's the point. But technology is quickly closing the gap between what is human and superhuman. Advances in …

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, …

Artificial intelligence 'will take the place of humans within five years’

Salespeople, call centre staff and customer service personnel could all be replaced by computers within the next few years, claims one technology entrepreneur.<p>Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Dmitry Aksenov has been working on building computers that “think like human beings” …

Meta, The Crazy AR Glasses That Aim To Do What Google Glass Can’t, Go Up For Pre-Order

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually <i>do.</i><p>“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like …

Looking beyond Google Glass: the future of wearable tech

What if we told you that Google Glass and Galaxy Gear were just the beginning? That the impending arrival of Google's super-futuristic wearable …

Wearable Tech

Real-Time Problem

Computer scientists at MIT and the National University of Ireland (NUI) at Maynooth have developed a mapping algorithm that creates dense, highly …

Five Incredible—and Real—Mind-Control Applications

Welcome to a dawning era of brain-controlled devices and actions.<p><b>Scientists achieved the first remote human-to-human brain interface this week, when Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal over the Internet that moved the hand of colleague Andrea Stocco—even though Stocco was sitting all the way across the</b> …

Scientists Grow Human Brain From Stem Cells

Ear, eye, liver, windpipe, bladder and even a heart. The list of body parts grown from stem cells is getting longer and longer. Now add to it one of …

When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface

It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough in human-to-human brain interfaces. Using a non-invasive brain-to-brain setup, a researcher in …