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 […]
We’ve long known that artificial intelligence is quite advanced, robotics are coming of age, DARPA has robots that look scary. Now an Assistant Professor Kim Dae-Hyeong at Seoul National University has created an artificial skin that is capable of sensing pressure and heat. It doesn’t look like human skin that is found on Terminator robots […]
With better endurance humans can beat robots at playing games like Ping Pong. Here’s to hoping that the Robotpacylpse comes down to a game of Ping Pong. Beta Beat
So it appears that the Sony Hackers won’t be able to silence the First Amendment in United States (you know freedom of speech) after all. All of the pressure that the general public had regarding the censorship or lack of support by movie theaters has hit critical mass. Days ago Sony found some independent movie […]
In America the home of the brave and the land of the free just got a little less free when Sony decided to cave into hackers threats. The movie looked stupid but the point is that Sony set a bad precedent that now nameless hackers can limit our freedom. Regardless of how I feel about […]
We’re excited for the next movie.
Okay its a slight exaggeration. However Mr. Hawking does say that Artificial Intelligence is something that could be humanities undoing. Read more at BBC News.
This isn’t exactly an earth shattering piece of technology, as robots have been envisioned to follow humans around and (possibly assassinate decades ago) remember how awesome the Jetson’s were?. However this robot uses sonar and LIDAR to follow it’s human around. The technology is commercially available today. Probably more affordable than the DARPA pack […]