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Month: January 2018

Robotics | IoT

How to Fly a Drone With Your Face

Send your drone flying by making a ridiculous face at it

Extended Director’s Cut: Ted Nelson on What Modern Programmers Can Learn From the Past

The inventor of hypertext talks about the birth of personal computing, the web, and how to think beyond the currently possible

Enzyme Designed Entirely From Scratch Opens a World of Biological Possibility

Ann Donnelly was utterly confused the first time she examined her protein. On all counts, it behaved like an enzyme—a protein catalyst that speeds up biological reactions in cells. One could argue that enzymes, sculpted by eons of evolution, make life possible. There was just one problem: her protein wasn’t evolved. It wasn’t even “natural.” […]

Letting molecular robots swarm like birds

A team of researchers has developed DNA-assisted molecular robots that autonomously swarm in response to chemical and physical signals, paving the way for developing future nano-machines.

BA or DA? Decoding syllables to show the limits of artificial intelligence

By recording brain activity during a simple task, neuroscientists show that the brain does not necessarily use the regions of the brain identified by machine learning to perform a task. Above all, these regions reflect the mental associations related t…

Smart furniture transforms spaces in tiny apartments into bedrooms, work spaces, or closets

Imagine living in a cramped studio apartment in a large city—but being able to summon your bed or closet through a mobile app, call forth your desk using voice command, or have everything retract at the push of a button.

This Fancy Transforming Arcade Cabinet Uses Steam Link

David Rickman wanted to make an arcade machine, but instead of just making another Raspberry Pi system, he used a steam link.
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Robots could descend into old mines to prevent toxic spills

Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating e…

Diligent Robotics Bringing Autonomous Mobile Manipulation to Hospitals

Autonomous mobile manipulation is the cutting edge of robotics right now, but Diligent Robotics is already bringing it to market

Fleet Expansion Shows Waymo Lapping Self-Driving Competition

Waymo, the self-driving vehicle unit of Google parent Alphabet, is expanding its relationship with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The automaker will provide Waymo with “thousands” of Chrysler Pacifica minivans to help Waymo expand its self-driving tests. The first deliveries will start at the end of 2018. Both companies are being quiet about the exact number…

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