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Apple and Android Are Finally Shouldering Their Way Into Cars
Automakers are losing their stranglehold on pricey, often optional navigation and infotainment...
(Jul 7, 2015)
Another Robot to Enter Fukushima Reactor, and We Wish It Were Modular
A real-world use case where modular robots could be invaluable
(Jul 7, 2015)
Volkswagen Promises Battery Breakthrough for Electric Cars (And a Weird Little Scooter)
The next generation e-Golf won't outrange a Tesla Model S, but it may be so cheap that it won't...
(Jul 7, 2015)
Robot Taxis Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 82%
Autonomous vehicles would make cities greener and drivers less employable
(Jul 6, 2015)
Robots Build Large Structures With Brick and Concrete
Construction robotics has the potential to drastically speed up building structures while reducing...
(Jul 6, 2015)
Twisting Graphene Alters Its Electrical Properties
Computer models provide insight into how to access graphene's flexoelectricity
(Jul 2, 2015)
Highlights From Wearable Computing’s History
The first “Glass” wearable? 1997. Early fitness bands that measure pulse? 2002. Wearables have been...
(Jul 2, 2015)
Video Thursday: Giant Robot Duel, Snake Monster on Stairs, and How Driverless Cars See the Road
Video Friday has arrived early this week
(Jul 2, 2015)
New AI Safety Projects Get Funding from Elon Musk
Select research aimed at keeping AI from destroying humanity has received millions from the Silicon...
(Jul 1, 2015)
First Aftermarket Autonomous Cars Hit the Road in California
Cruise Automation’s modified Audis join Google’s experimental self-driving cars and others
(Jul 1, 2015)
The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin
Forget the currency; it’s the protocol behind it that matters. It will mutate and take over...
(Jul 1, 2015)
Novel Wings and Jet Thrusters for Swimming, Flying Robots
Robots that can make it from air to water and back again need some novel propulsion designs
(Jul 1, 2015)
Parrot Unveils a Hydrofoil Drone
The French company takes to the water for the first time as it shows off upgrades to its line of...
(Jun 30, 2015)
Holland Opens Some Roads to Robots
It's a science experiment, more to test the technology than to use it
(Jun 30, 2015)
Foldable Airplane Could Ride a Cubesat to Mars in 2022
A chunk of ballast going to Mars in the early 2020s could spread its wings and fly
(Jun 30, 2015)
Mocking AI Panic
Turing anticipated many of today’s worries about super-smart machines threatening mankind
(Jun 30, 2015)
What Turing Himself Said About the Imitation Game
The mathematician and cryptanalyst explained his famous test of computer intelligence during two...
(Jun 30, 2015)
Nanogenerator Produces Energy From Tires Rolling on Pavement
Reclaiming energy that would otherwise be lost offers improved efficiency in vehicles
(Jun 30, 2015)
After a 9-Year Voyage, New Horizons Will Have Minutes to Measure Pluto’s Atmosphere
The brief encounter will generate so much data it’ll take more than a year to send it all back
(Jun 30, 2015)
After a 9-Year Voyage, New Horizons Will Have Little Time to Measure Pluto’s Atmosphere
The brief encounter will generate so much data it’ll take more than a year to send it all back
(Jun 30, 2015)