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Robotics | IoT

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 11)

ROBOTICS Humans Can Now Scold a Robot With Their Minds Samantha Cole | Vice MOTHERBOARD “Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), with Boston University, developed a feedback system for humans to mentally change a robot’s actions by simply watching and wordlessly judging…the simplicity of MIT CSAIL’s new research makes it more accessible […]

How to Launch a Rocket Into Space…and Then Land It on a Ship at Sea

On Friday 8 April 2016, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched a mission to deliver a spacecraft called Dragon with its payload of supplies and experiments into a trajectory towards the International Space Station (ISS). Most remarkably, the first-stage booster then landed on a ship (see below). This is no easy task. Think back to 1969 when the Apollo 11 mission delivered three astronauts to the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon while Michael Collins piloted the command module in lunar orbit. All three returned safely to Earth. The first stage of the huge Saturn V rocket… read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 12)

ROBOTICS: Deep Learning Helps Robots Perfect Skills KurzweilAI “Deep learning enables the robot to perceive its immediate environment, including the location and movement of its limbs. Reinforcement learning means improving  at a task by trial and error. A robot with these two skills could refine its performance based on real-time feedback.” ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Google and Facebook Team Up to Open Source the Gear Behind Their Empires Cade Metz | Wired “Through the Open Compute Project, Facebook has pushed the rest of the industry forward. And market forces have pushed Google to share its secrets in new ways…Both companies see AI as a… read more

Space and Technology Review: Our Home Among the Stars

At Singularity University, space is one of our Global Grand Challenges (GGCs). The GGCs are defined as billion-person problems. They include, for example, water, food, and energy and serve as… read more
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The Top Technology Stories You’ll Be Reading in 2016

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve.  And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its… read more
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Bullseye! Watch SpaceX Rocket Fall From Space and Land on a Dime

I’ve been wanting to write this headline for awhile. When SpaceX first began launching, steering, and landing rockets a few years ago, the dream of reusable rockets began to seem less dreamlike…. read more

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