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The head of Alphabet’s innovation lab talks about its latest "moonshot" projects
Most physicists agree that time travel into the past is impossible, but what if virtual reality (VR) could provide a workaround? Doron Friedman is the director of the Advanced Virtuality Lab (AVL) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel. His group researches a host of topics related to virtual, mixed and augmented reality as well […]
A strip of robot modules can be resized and reshaped to form all kinds of different devices and interfaces
How does intelligence work? According to Dr. Joe Tsien, a leading neuroscientist at Augusta University in Georgia, the key lies in one simple, unassuming equation: N = 2i–1. At its core, Tsien’s theory of connectivity describes how our...Show More Summary
The secret to agile animals is their ability to make repetitive very high jumps, and Salto is the first robot that can do the same
Light weight technology is intended to be carried in by aircraft before deploying food, water and medicine.
In an episode of the Netflix dystopian drama Black Mirror, characters live in a future where they have a ‘social score’ that dictates the terms of pretty much every aspect of their lives: who their friends are, where they live, how they’re treated by strangers, and even how much they pay in rent. Show More Summary
Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Is AI the greatest tool humanity will ever create, or are we “summoning the demon”? To quote the...Show More Summary
Dobot is a robotic arm currently up on Kickstarter. While this doesn’t sound like much at first, keep in mind that Dobot can 3D print, laser engrave, solder as well as move objects around quickly. There is also a mobility platform … Continue reading ?
Despite nature’s bewildering complexity, the driving force behind it is incredibly simple. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is an uncomplicated but brutally effective optimization strategy that has allowed life to solve complex problems, like vision and flight, and colonize the harshest of environments. Show More Summary
A biomedical engineer is building a brain implant to serve as a memory prosthesis. The UK's new Investigatory Powers Act may cause problems at Apple. And Google's AI songsmith is writing catchy tunes. Meanwhile, others question whether robots should have rights, and a father-son duo cuts open two Furbies to see what's inside. Show More Summary
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About 20 percent of youth in the United States live with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That’s the bad news. The good news is that mental health professionals have smarter tools thanShow More Summary
From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It's usually a piece that was popular back then and we think is still relevant now. This is one of those articles. Show More Summary
Solar energy is becoming ever more widespread, with panels going up not only on houses and office buildings, but on cars, buses, and road signs. The latest advancement in solar technology will put solar energy on another new and somewhat unexpected surface: people. Show More Summary
WASEDA University in Tokyo Japan has unveiled a 4 legged robot called WAREC-1. The robot is able to climb over rubble to assist in search and rescue operations. Sporting four limbs with seven degrees of freedom each, WAREC-1 weighs 150 kg … Continue reading ?
A proposed benefit of virtual reality is that it could one day eliminate the need to move our fleshy bodies around the world for business meetings and work engagements. Instead, we’ll be meeting up with colleagues and associates in virtual spaces. Show More Summary
Thank you to everyone that participated in our Black Friday contest to win a Hatchimal. We know how much these creatures are wanted for Christmas and we were happy to give 10 away that we had reserved for Black Friday. Related...Show More Summary
A dozen robots that we promise will make fantastic holiday gifts