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SKYNET WILL FIND THEM USEFUL: The Robots Running This Way: Boston Dynamics is building robots that…

SKYNET WILL FIND THEM USEFUL: The Robots Running This Way: Boston Dynamics is building robots that walk and run like living creatures. Some of these machines are now headed for the world’s toughest terrain.

Korean Scientists Have Designed A Velociraptor Robot That's Nearly As Fast As Cheetah

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have together designed a sprinting robot that's nearly as fast as Boston Dynamics' Cheetah - and with an infinitely cooler design. It's based on a velocirapto...

Toronto Blue Jays Using Dynamic Offense to Surge Atop the AL East

With their three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Toronto Blue Jays improved their record to 26-22 and have now taken sole possession of first place in the American League East. The biggest reason for the Blue Jays’ success in 2014 has been their offense. Show More Summary

Exploring the World of Quadruped Robots Post-Acquisition of Boston Dynamics

For years, Boston Dynamics has been the undisputed heavyweight champ of viral robot videos. Four-legged robots, like BigDog, LS3, Cheetah, and Wildcat were their bread and butter while two-legged bots, like Petman and Atlas, supplied wonder and fear in equal measure. But now? Boston Dynamics is no more. The firm […]

Canadiens vs. Bruins: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NHL Playoffs

The Montreal Canadiens seized a 2-1 lead in their second-round NHL playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, holding their own in the Bell Centre with a 4-2 victory in Game 3. Dynamic Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was once...Show More Summary

Robosnakes Will Slither Their Way into Your Heart, Literally: VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Adding to the menagerie of creepy robots that includes the Martian-esque MorpHex hexapod and Boston Dynamics' aptly-named Cheetah is Medrobotics' robosnake. The artificial reptiles can climb poles, are waterproof, and can even be deployed inside you for heart surgery. Surely...

The now Google-owned Nest thermostat is now available for purchase in the hardware section of the Go

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The now Google-owned Nest thermostat is now available for purchase in the hardware section of the Google Play Store for its regular price of $250. Now where are those Boston Dynamics robots? Read more...

Exhibition brings renowned quilts and exploration of color theory to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Vibrant colors, dynamic patterns and skilled craftsmanship are part of spring?s Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection, presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition of 58 distinctive quilts is the first to explore...Show More Summary

This Military Robot Can Jump From The Sidewalk Onto A Roof

Meet the Sand Flea: Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics makes a number of stunning robots, perhaps most notably its Atlas humanoid and the "Big Dog" cargo-carrying robot. But the "Sand Flea," weighing in at a mere 11 pounds (compared to Atlas' 330 pounds) can do something that none of these others can. Show More Summary

Jackie Bradley Jr. Is the Key to Fixing Red Sox's Leadoff Issues

So far in the early going, the Boston Red Sox have struggled to find a dynamic leadoff solution to set the tone for their offensive attack. Through 13 games, the club has seen Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, Grady Sizemore and Dustin Pedroia...Show More Summary

Titan Aerospace Purchased By Google: Corporate Aerial Drones On The Way

Titan Aerospace is just one of the many companies Google has been purchasing over the last few months. Other recent purchases by Google include military robot maker Boston Dynamics and smart-home device manufacturer Nest. So far the price Google paid for Titan Aerospace has been undisclosed. Titan Aerospace is noteworthy because they manufacture high-altitude solar-powered

The ATLAS Robot Will Soon Be Walking Without a Tether

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As impressive as Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot ATLAS moves, it's still not completely free to explore wherever it wants. Thick trunk lines keep it tethered to machinery and pumps that provide power, hyrdraulic fluids, and of course communications and data. Show More Summary

DARPA-Funded Atlas Robot to Go Tetherless in the Next Six Months

We’ve written about Boston Dynamics’ DARPA-funded Atlas robot again and again and again, but I got a chance to meet Atlas in person today and found out that everyone’s favorite terrifying humanoid is about to lose the system of cables and tubes that feeds it a steady diet of power, fluids and data. Atlas has…

Meet Porton Man, the $2 Million Robot Soldier Guinea Pig

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Looks like Boston Dynamics' super creepy hazmat robot, Petman, just got a new best friend. Say hello to Porton Man, the Ministry of Defense's brand new $2 million, animatronic robot pet. Read more...

General Electric's "Walking Truck" Was a Cold War AT-AT

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Boston Dynamics Big Dog is only the latest in a long line of semi-autonomous cargo carriers developed for the US military. Back in the late 1960's, GE unveiled the Big Dog's spiritual predecessor: a mammoth mechanical pack mule strong enough to push Jeeps around like Matchbox cars. Read more...

iRobot: A One-Product Consumer Electronics Company Misperceived As Riding A Robotics Trend

By Barry Posternak: iRobot has had a big move of late, up 90% in last 52 weeks and 25% YTD, recently reaching an all-time high. Part of the enthusiasm for the stock comes from Google's acquisition of Boston Dynamics for an undisclosed sum. Show More Summary

The War Nerd: Google’s Big New Dog

5 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Google has bought eight robotics companies in the past few months, and no one seems to know why. Most of the speculation has focused on one of the eight companies, Boston Dynamics (BD). BD is the only one of the eight companies that specializes in military robotics, always a fertile field for those addicted to “Rise of the Machines”...

A&E Orders More Episodes of Wahlburgers

A&E is serving up more Wahlburgers: The reality series has been picked up for 18 more episodes. "Viewers are responding to the heartwarming dynamics of Boston's first family as they balance living in the Hollywood spotlight and growing a business," David McKillop, A&E's executive vice president, said. Show More Summary

Google is Investing Heavily in AI, the Internet of Things

Scott Raynovich of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Boston Dynamics, Nest and DeepMind. In the past month, Google has gone on yet another acquisition binge, spending at least $4 billion on a trio of startups that seem only loosely connected — robotics, home automation and artificial intelligence, respectively. Show More Summary

Five ways Google could help start an apocalypse

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Crave

The same company that has access to your calendar, e-mail, and search history also owns this. Sleep well. (Credit: DARPA/Boston Dynamics) A decade ago, we used to hear a lot more about Google's informal motto: "Don't be evil." It doesn't come up as much anymore, but those three words still lead off Google's corporate code of conduct. Show More Summary

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