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How to Plan a Revolution (an Excerpt from Abundance)

How did a simple Facebook group mobilize 12 million people in 40 countries in just one month? That’s exactly what Oscar Morales accomplished when, in 2008, he created a Facebook group called A Million Voices Against FARC. I wrote about his story in Abundance — the excerpt follows. You’ve heard […]

Why Can't the Government Run Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications?

Washington can't get cars to talk to each other because it hasn't got the funding

Five Myths and Facts About Robotics Technology Today

An investor discusses five pressing issues about the future of robots

PhantomX Hexapod FPV Gear

Do you remember the awesome first person view from the PhatomX Hexapod ? Well we never posted this video of the stablized brushless gimball for the gopro camera. It really makes us want some for our in house PhantomX Hexapods!

Steve Jobs, Larry Page And Rush Limbaugh Walk Into A Bar: A Look At The Future of Truth

This is a tale of memory, truth, technology, and, well, the future of humanity—but it starts in high school. If you went to high school in America, there is a pretty good chance you learned to write essays using the dreaded five paragraph method. For those who don’t remember, the […]

Robots Podcast #163: Birdly

In Robots Podcast #163, Audrow Nash interviews Max Rheiner from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK) about his project Birdly. Birdly is a flight simulator with a difference. Unlike a common flight simulator, the user embodies a bird. Show More Summary

Unlocking the Mystery of Limb Regeneration: Gene Cocktail for Lizard Tails Determined

For people who’ve lost a limb, advances in materials and 3D printing have produced a slew of new prosthetics that deliver greater mobility, custom fitting, and sleek designs. Yet the ability to completely regrow a lost limb remains daunting, despite the growing research on limb regeneration in reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Now a team led by […]

Sci-Fi Short Restitution Explores Whether Humans Are Ethically Ready for Cloning’s Consequences

Among the spectrum of technological innovations that are potentially forthcoming, human cloning is among the most debated and ethically ambiguous. In his award-winning sci-fi short, Restitution, writer/director Justin Miller explores human cloning and the lengths a broken family will go to to feel whole again: Architect and workaholic Preston Sanders struggles to […]

What We’re Reading This Week

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share stories and tech that we’ve been reading, thinking about, and passing round within the Singularity Hub team this week: Omote: Real-time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping | Vimeo “Project Omote is a collaboration between Japanese projection mapping specialist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and French […]

Drone Fleets Could Monitor Bridge Safety

Tufts engineers think flying robots can help civil engineers spot weak points in bridges

Video Friday: Ice Bucket Challenge With Robots, Dancing Drones, and Automata Movie

Humanoid robots, flying robots, ground robots, and Antonio Banderas. Yes, it's Video Friday

The WidowX Robot Arm Can Draw Better Than We Can!

TRC Member userasp9185 showed off some great examples of what you can do with the InterbotiX WidowX Robotic Arm. First asp9185 created a custom IK engine and control software in Visual Studio/C#. The ArbotiX robocontroller running the ROS sketch acts a pass-through, allowing the computer direct control over the servos. The software axxepts XYZ Cartesian [...]

Your Legacy: Getting Off This Rock

We just celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The fact that we went to the Moon with 1960s technology is extraordinary. The fact that we never went back is shameful. Should we send another mission to the Moon? Absolutely. But it should be a private effort […]

Skully Motorcycle Helmet Not Quite Iron Man, But a Taste of Our Augmented Reality Future

If Tony Stark designed a motorcycle helmet, it might look a little like Skully. Sleek black (or white) with an aerodynamic fin. A visor that changes tint at the touch of a finger. A rear 180-degree camera surveying the road behind and beside the rider and streaming the video through […]

Google Wants Option to Test Autonomous Motorcycles and Trucks in California

Google isn't testing self-driving motorcycles, but is there a reason that it shouldn't be able to?

NASA Training 'Swarmie' Robots for Space Mining

A swarm of small, clever robots could be key to self-sufficient solar system exploration

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