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Category: Future Tech

HRP-5P Humanoid Robot Now Has Screwdriver Capabilities

HRP-5P Humanoid Robot Now Has Screwdriver Capabilities
We haven’t heard anything about AIST Japan’s HRP humanoid robot line for a while. The new version, the very industrial-looking HRP-5P has some cool skills. It looks a lot like Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS, which sports a…

This BMW Motorcycle Can Drive Itself

This BMW Motorcycle Can Drive Itself
I’ve been excited about the prospects for autonomous cars since Herbie the Love Bug raced around on his own back in the day. I often wonder why with all the tech out there today, no one…
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Fusion Exosuit Lets Someone Take Over Your Body Remotely

Fusion Exosuit Lets Someone Take Over Your Body Remotely
Growing up in my house, we had a system that would let you take over someone else’s body. Our system involved grabbing the wrists of my younger brother and making him smack himself whilst asking “Why…

Jaguar Land Rover Puts Googly Eyes on Autonomous Test Vehicle Not Named Mater

Jaguar Land Rover Puts Googly Eyes on Autonomous Test Vehicle Not Named Mater
Autonomous cars are coming no matter what we all think or want. These rides will one day drive us around without us having to do anything but sit in the seats and stare blankly at our…

This Hammer Dispenses Nails: Nailed It!

This Hammer Dispenses Nails: Nailed It!
I love any tool that makes projects around the house easier. I mean, having a robot to do all of my projects would be best, but that isn’t happening anytime soon. Besides, you can’t trust a…

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…

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…
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