Present-day robotics hasn't turned out quite as the futurists intended: for better or worse, we don't live in a world of robot butlers and Skynet. This ten-minute history of robotics does a nice job of explaining why.Read more...
What will it take for robots to become as common in our homes and daily lives as smartphones, TVs, and computers? Ask roboticist Tomotaka Takahashi. The famous Tokyo professor aims to be “the Steve Jobs of robotics,” by moving away from technical specs and emphasizing design,
Editor’s Note: Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase.If Hollywood’s depiction of artificial intelligence were accurate, we would be falling in love with operating systems, sharing our homes with Stepford wives, and fending off cyborg attacks by now.
Our computers, tablets and mobiles have become vulnerable due to the nefarious side of the Internet, affecting the reliability and safety of such devices. But what about robots? Are they safe? Read more: http://www.itproportal.
Last week, an artificially intelligent robot scared me to death . The next day, I travelled to Carnegie Mellon University where I met a lab full of robots designed to do the exact opposite. Big, soft, and inflatable, these robots are Disney characters in real life.
Robots are entering the workforce. Some will work alongside you. Others, sadly, will put you out of work . The question is, which jobs are actually on the chopping block? The answer to that has been bathed in media hype,
Remember what happened to hitchBOT this summer? You know, the hitchhiking humanoid that was ripped limb from limb two weeks into its solo journey? Because two of the original founders of Skype want to make robots that’ll similarly traverse streets, in order to ship goods to your house.
We discuss a new study in which half of all experts said yes, robots and AI will have a significant impact on jobs in a decade's time.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/10/is-it-possible-that-a-robot-will-be-doing-your-job-in-2025/
French robotics can boast of several innovative robotics startups, entrepreneurs and researchers. But robots aren’t ubiquitous in the French industry, which has experienced steady decline in the past decades. Couldn’t robotics help? Read More
Researchers at Purdue University have created a robotic fabric that can be contracted or relaxed when heated, making it possible to create lightweight robots more easily.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/25/soft-robotic-skin-could-be-major-boost-future-space-missions/
Global conglomerate SoftBank's first foray into robotics is a tripod-based robot that can read human emotions.So perhaps the robot is able to tell that we're a little creeped out by it — as we are with most robots that are all too human.See also: Intel Blew Mobile,
Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,
The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...
After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...
Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,
The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.
Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...
Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...
Video games are pretty s: there's a TV, a handheld controller and some buttons, right? Not at the Game Developer Conference's Alt.Ctrl gallery. It's a hand-made arcade filled with bizarre, custom game controllers that defy convention.
This clever art installation shows a CGI animation that's been converted into a real life frame-by-frame depiction of the animation with 3D printing. As in, the artists took the digital animation they had in a video and showed what every frame would look like (all at once) with actual figures.
Petapixel has republished a great article about fake nature photos written by a group of nature photographers who are denouncing the abuses of some of their colleagues. Here it is, reproduced in its entirety.
Bennett Haselton writes My LG Optimus F3Q was the lowest-end phone in the T-Mobile store, but a cheap phone is supposed to suck in specific ways that make you want to upgrade to a better model. This one is plagued with software bugs that have nothing to do with the cheap hardware,
在试用 LG G Watch 和 Samsung Gear Live 这两款运行 Android Wear OS 的手表期间，要伸手进裤袋拿手机出来检查通知的次数真的减少了很多。不过 Android Wear...
Logitech is pulling a DiddyLogitech announced Wednesday it is undergoing a major rebranding effort with a greater focus on design, with some of its latest products sold under a new moniker: Logi. The company is calling it the biggest transformation in its history.See also:
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