There’s been lots of buzz in the media about self-driving vehicles of late, but the reality is that it may be quite some time before consumers will have cars that can drive themselves without the need for some driver input.
Building drones with from metal and plastic? What are you, a caveman? Edible drones are the future. UAVs made from edible material are tailor-made to get food supplies to remote areas or disaster zones. The drone called “Pouncer” is being designed by engineer Nigel Gifford.
Starship Technologies first came to our attention when it unveiled its sweet cooler on wheels autonomous robots meant to deliver food and other items to your door. The company is back with a new reveal, and this time out it has a semi-autonomous system that is the result of a tie up with Mercedes-Benz.
This self-driving car may be the future of high speed racing, providing racing thrills without risk of injury to drivers. The first ever autonomous races are well on the way now thanks to a new racing car prototype being developed by a British Company called Roborace.
I think Sir Mix-a-lot would love the Airlander 10 blimp. In fact, this airship looks like a giant butt so much that it has earned the nickname “Flying Bum” from the rather reserved Brits who have seen it take flight.
Biohacker Amal Graafstra of Grindhouse Wetware wants to make guns safer so that accidental injuries and death can be a thing of the past. That’s why he has developed a gun whose trigger is activated by a RFID implant in the hand.
Back in the ’80s, there were a bunch of places where you could go and play laser tag if you were so inclined. For kids of the future, laser tag will be replaced with sweet virtual and augmented reality games where you can shoot and run until your heart’s content.
Back in the day, I was rather obsessed with blimps. I thought they were super cool because they’re essentially a giant balloon you could fly under. Lockheed Martin has evolved the blimp into something called the Hybrid Airship, a massive flying vessel designed to carry lots of cargo to remote locations – and where it’s going, it doesn’t need roads.
I watch a lot of those tiny house shows with my wife that seem to come on every day on HGTV and other home improvement networks. The idea of having less junk and working less to pay for things you don’t need is very appealing to me.
Remember the DURUS robot I talked about last year? This humanoid ‘bot was able to walk for over two hours on a charge. Well its handlers at AMBER Lab have made its walking much more efficient with some new hardware, software, and fancy blue shoes.
Yes, this looks like a cooler on six wheels. If you put some handlebars on it, it could be something you see at the NASCAR track between races with a redneck atop it. In fact, it’s a very swanky autonomous wheeled delivery system for packages and food that is in testing by Starship Technologies.
You may have never heard of omni-directional car wheels. I certainly hadn’t. What that means are wheels and tires that allow the vehicle to move in any direction you need it to within the length of its body.
Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have created a very cool and very small exoskeleton that is intended to help kids who suffer from a condition called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) walk and stave off other illnesses that might risk their lives.
Anyone who has ever held onto the dream of climbing into a personal VTOL aircraft that can take them where they want to go has to be excited at the idea of the EHang 184 automated aircraft that we talked when it showed up at CES 2016.
Most of my fashion choices revolve around buying things that don’t require ironing. I can’t say that I have ever folded a shirt before, I hang them or cram them in a drawer and then use copious amounts of wrinkle spray and the dryer to get them sort of wrinkle free.