Humanity has come a long way since the very first cities began to emerge about ten thousand years ago. Today, places like New York, Tokyo and Dubai are centers of innovation and human progress.Urban projects globally are pushing the limits of engineering, design and architecture. Exponential technologies are being integrated into the very skeleton of […]
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates thinks governments should impose something akin to an income tax on each robot that replaces a human.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. —Arthur C Clarke Medical diagnostics often feels like magic to me. With just a few drops of blood, doctors can quickly decipher a patient’s general health status—are biomarker levels in range? Are there telltale signs of infection? Are the patient’s cells healthy, or have some quietly […]
Drones for terrain mapping, converting manually driven equipment into autonomous robots, and developing marketplaces for 3D print vendors. Continue reading ?
Intuition Robotics is a Jerusalem based company that make a robot called ElliQ and has just raised $6 million from iRobot and OurCrowd. The robot is an assistant for elderly people that Intuition Robotics says is an “autonomous active aging … Continue reading ?
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During several short test flights in a "dead zone" about an hour outside of Atlanta, the drones successfully transmitted and received LTE signals.
Shakey the Robot was honored as the world's first mobile, intelligent robot
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Go to any airport and you’ll see wearied travelers huddled around outlets leeching out precious electricity to feed their devices. They aren’t alone in their need for power. With more than 3 billion smartphones alone in circulation in 2016, more people are experiencing the frustration of a phone dying when you’re using maps in an […]
Today, most of us carry the world in our pockets. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS)—what most people typically just call GPS—aren’t simply about sending geo-located tweets from our favorite restaurants. Countless industries rely on high-precision navigation, from agriculture to construction. Show More Summary
Giving a Roomba a tail makes it easy for humans to understand its "feelings"
Organ donation has saved countless lives, but could donating our personal data have an even more transformative impact on healthcare? The potential impact of Big Data and machine learning on healthcare is only just beginning to become apparent. Barely a month goes by without researchers unveiling algorithms giving human doctors a run for their money […]
Verizon's purchase of Skyward signals how the telecom giant sees drones as a key part of its fast-growing Internet of things business unit.
Clever use of magnetic fields can selectively actuate individual microbots
Over the last 100 years, the world has changed tremendously. For perspective, this year at Abundance 360, I gave a few fun examples of what the world looked like in 1917. This blog is a look at what the world looked like a century ago and what it looks like today. Let’s dive in. In […]
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. It was originally published May 19, 2016. We hope you enjoy […]
The world seems to be full of illusions—and we’re not talking about fake news from Macedonia. Holograms appear to be all around us now. Long-dead rapper Tupac Shakur showed up at the 2012 edition of the Coachella music festival. Microsoft’s HoloLens seems akin to a wearables version of Star Trek’s holodeck, allowing its user to […]
In recent years, technology has been producing more and more novel ways to diagnose and treat illness. Urine tests will soon be able to detect cancer. Smartphone apps can diagnose STIs. Chatbots can provide quality mental healthcare. Joining this list is a minimally-invasive technique that’s been getting increasing buzz across various sectors of healthcare: disease […]
UAVs could help alleviate the pollination shortage that we face as bee populations decline.