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U.S. Gov’t Wants Automakers to Put Self-braking Cars on the Road

A lot of rear-end collisions are because humans don't brake. So let the cars do it

Google Pledges $3 Million to Singularity University to Make Graduate Studies Program Free of Charge

Google, a long-time supporter of Singularity University (SU), has agreed to a two-year, $3 million contribution to SU's flagship Graduate Studies Program (GSP). Google will become the program's title sponsor and ensure... read more

Tomorrow’s Technology Depends on Today’s Physics

Did you know that you already love physics? Consider the technology around you. Your computer’s microchips were built from transistors using quantum physics. GPS navigation? Sensitive to nanosecond calculations derived... read more

Smaller Drones Aren't Major Threat to Aircraft: A Little Birdie Told Me So

Small recreational drones would likely pose no more danger to aircraft than sparrows and gulls

Drones Will Be Everywhere Watching, Listening, and…Planting Millions of Trees?

More and more people are getting to know drones, and not just the military kind. Drones were one of the hottest gifts over the holidays because they’re not only getting... read more

Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years

In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know... read more

Watch this Corvette Z06 Test Us, As We Test It

Video-game video, plus analysis, lets Corvette's Performance Data Recorder replay your driving—and improve it

Creadapt: How to Make a Robot That Cannot Be Stopped

As long as you're optimistic about the future of robotics, robots that can't be stopped is a good thing

If You Upload Your Mind to a Computer—Are You Still You?

One of the most mind-bending far future predictions you'll hear from some futurists is this: Eventually, the technology will exist to copy your brain (every bit of data that makes you, you) onto... read more

Robots Podcast #174: Hunter Lloyd & Looney

In episode #174, Audrow Nash speaks with Hunter Lloyd, a Professor of Robotics at Montana State University. Hunter, who interrupted his college education to tour as a comedian for six years, performs a comedy act for all ages with partner Looney, a NAO Humanoid Robot from Aldebaran Robotics. Show More Summary

The Truth About Addiction: We’re All Junkies Now

Isn’t it time we start telling the truth about addiction? What is that truth? That we are all addicts and all the time. For this to make sense, it helps... read more

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Jan 24)

Enjoy this week's stories! COMPUTING: A Graphene Discoverer Speculates on the Future of Computing Katia Moskvitch | Scientific American "I call it 'materials on demand' because, depending on your application and... read more

Overhauled Atlas Robot Ready to Square Off Against World’s Elite Robots This Summer

For two days this summer, the world’s elite robots will be gathered in one place. Darpa, the advanced technology and innovation wing of the US military, is hosting a $3.5... read more

Video Friday: Mars Helicopter, 100 Dancing Robots, and Putin's Combat Cyborg

Can a robot helicopter fly on Mars? We answer this question and much more on this week's Video Friday

Phidgets Lesson 4: RFID

In this lesson, we take a look at Radio Frequency Identification, RFID for short. These systems use data strings stored inside special tags (or transponders) to uniquely identify people or objects when they are scanned by an RFID reader. These types of systems are found in many applications such as library books, animal identification, inventory control systems, and [...]Show More Summary

Flying, Walking Vampire Bat Robot is Back

With new, foldable wings, DALER is more capable (and bat-like) than ever

We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security

Of the 6,494 words President Obama uttered in his January 2015 State of the Union address, only 108 of them were dedicated to the topic of our growing technological insecurity.... read more

Robotbase's Personal Robot Promises Tons of Features, Impressive Hardware

This Kickstarter project is creating a compelling robot platform, but can it deliver?

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