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Boston Dynamics Hopes to Produce 1,000 Robots a Year by 2019

Boston Dynamics Hopes to Produce 1,000 Robots a Year by 2019
If you want a robotic army to take over the world, you’ll need the ability to mass produce them. That’s why Boston Dynamics has announced it expects to be ramped up to build over 1,000 of…

Autonomous 1965 Mustang Drives Worse Than My Drunken Grandfather

Autonomous 1965 Mustang Drives Worse Than My Drunken Grandfather
As a child of the ’80s, I was involved in some very questionable dealings that would see the State taking kids away today. One such occasion was when my paraplegic grandfather took me on the backroads…
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Disney Working on Robot Stunt Doubles

Disney Working on Robot Stunt Doubles
Remember a month ago when Disney’s Stickman was the best robotic stuntman technology they had? Good times. Things are about to get way more human and way more creepy. Now the company is working on a…

Flying DRAGON Robot Creeps into Your Nightmares on Ducted Wings

Flying DRAGON Robot Creeps into Your Nightmares on Ducted Wings
One of the things I am often glad of is that snakes can’t fly. I can’t think of anything worse than being chased by a flying snake set on biting me with its gross forked tongue…

AI Drone Can Detect Violence at Ground Level

AI Drone Can Detect Violence at Ground Level
Not long from now, when you kick someone in the balls, a drone will be there to deliver some swift justice, like maybe a poison dart to the neck or a taser shot. I’m so looking…

Japanese Flying Robot Snake Puts out Fires

Japanese Flying Robot Snake Puts out Fires
A group of Japanese scientists have created a proof-of-concept robot that may just be the best Super Soaker in the world. But instead of some kind of lawn sprinkler toy for summer fun, this one is…

Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Navigate Around the Office

Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Navigate Around the Office
Boston Dynamics continues to build out their robotic menagerie with more sophisticated, agile, and intelligent robots. A recently published video shows the company’s SpotMini robot autonomously navigating around their offices. It basically just shows off the…

Ford’s Smart Window Display Lets the Blind Feel the View

Ford’s Smart Window Display Lets the Blind Feel the View
Living in Colorado, I can say unequivocally that mountain views are breathtaking. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be blind or visually impaired and unable to enjoy views like that. Ford wants to…

This Robot Lets You Feel Virtual Objects

This Robot Lets You Feel Virtual Objects
Virtual reality headsets use your eyes and ears to make things seem real, but the future of VR is all about incorporating the other senses. Researchers at Stanford University have our hands and fingers covered. They…

Real Working “Transformer” Can Turn from Car to Robot with People Inside

Real Working “Transformer” Can Turn from Car to Robot with People Inside
I’d like to think that at some point in the evolution of Transformers, they looked as cheesy as this car one from Brave Robotics, Asratec Corp, and Sansei Technologies. The contraption is called the J-deite RIDE,…

This Lifelike Animatronic Head Doesn’t Think This Looks Like Anything

This Lifelike Animatronic Head Doesn’t Think This Looks Like Anything
I’m a huge fan of Westworld, as I’m sure many of you are. The thought of androids who don’t even know they aren’t real and look just like us is a bit unnerving. It looks like…

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps
This is the Furrion Prothesis exoskeleton.  It is a giant 8,000-pound mech that should be saved for our defense when Godzilla and his enemies show up. Apparently, it’s designed for mech racing, but it could also…

Lexus Genetic Select Customizes Cars Based on Your DNA

Lexus Genetic Select Customizes Cars Based on Your DNA
Coinciding with the 2018 New York Auto Show, luxury performance automaker Lexus showed off something highly unexpected – a new offering designed to offer the ultimate in automotive customization. Partnering up with DNA analysis company 23andMe,…

New Technology Can See Through Fog

New Technology Can See Through Fog
There’s been a lot of buzz in the media this past week about the first ever pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. While there was clearly some kind of failure to see the pedestrian by both…

Artificial Intelligence Learns To Play Galaga, There Goes My High Score

Artificial Intelligence Learns To Play Galaga, There Goes My High Score
Back in my day, it was humans who played arcade games, fighting other humans for their spot on the high score screen. We never thought we would have to worry about robots or AIs learning to…

Robotic Carpenters Use Power Tools to Build Furniture

Robotic Carpenters Use Power Tools to Build Furniture
You can add carpenters to the list of occupations that robots are going after now. A team of carpenter hating researchers from MIT‘s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory built this woodworking robot system. It goes…
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