If you have a Fiat Chrysler Corporation (FCA) vehicle that is from 2013 or newer and has the UConnect system that has internet access hackers can officially kill you, by disabling your engine, transmission, and/or brakes. Besides disabling these driving essentials they can override steering controls, tighten seat belts, honk the horn, turn on wipers. […]
The people at Google are looking to add another sensor to your smartphone, one that’s traditionally found in satellites and in military applications; Radar. It does appear to have some interesting applications that could lend itself to creating user interfaces similar to those found in the Iron Man movies. Try not to tell the guys […]
The infamous Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released a video of their Cheetah Bot jumping over progressively larger obstacles thrown in its way. Pretty cool. Now Skynet can jump over all of those trash cans you push over while you are running away.
This may not be a master plan for Skynet to help pick fashion choices for clueless men. It’s probably just clever marketing. Unless your fashion choices are collected into a Skynet database and shared with a UAV Drone network to track your every move. You decide.
DARPA has published a video on its latest technology this one is more or less explicitly for killing Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO)which is unlike their prior robots that typically don’t have guns strapped to them. This is being developed by Teledyne Scientific and Imaging unlike most of the robots which were through Boston Dynamics […]
Boeing you know the guys that have huge airplanes like the 757, 747, etc? Yes those guys, well they were just granted Patent number 8,981,261 B1 by the United States Patent office for a real life force field of sorts. Effectively a high energy plasma arc is formed and as the patent says it is […]
Amazon now has Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permission to fly its drones that it showed the world last year. Most likely this means that the company can continue to research its drone delivery system and eventually Amazon can reduce its dependency on using actual people from delivery services like UPS, US Postal Service and Fedex […]
Often times people these days (including us) tend to think of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA as a robotics and drone work shop to help enhance battlefield technology. The targets in the 60 Minutes segment appear to be sex traffickers, given the Defense aspect it would be more advantageous to point the Memex […]
There has been so much talk of late about the quest for a perfect driverless vehicle. Names have been dropped that every single automotive name from Ford, GM, BMW and on and on are working on driverless vehicles. Then the less likely names like Google, which has confirmed its driverless program (the car doesn’t even […]
We’ve highlighted the Boston Dynamics robot dog before. However clearly time, and likely some oversight by its new owner Google, the Boston Dynamics team has added some eye-popping enhancements. First you can now kick the 160 lbs. robotic dog “spot” and it will maintain its balance and correct itself. It has also gotten faster. Introducing […]