US Army Developing Soft, Stealthy Robots Inspired by Squids

The US Army is developing a hyper-flexible, ‘squid-like’ robot, to be used in reconnaissance in warzones. It is planned to be self-aware and highly adaptable. Science fiction prefers to show robots as self-aware, hyper-intelligent humanoid constructs, that more frequently than not look to war with, or simply exterminate humankind. Thankfully, so far the truth could… Continue reading US Army Developing Soft, Stealthy Robots Inspired by Squids

HyperloopTT is Building their First Test Lane, with a Larger One Planned for 2019

In a step towards realizing and implementing hyperloop travel, the company Hyperloop Travel Technologies has started building a test lane in France. They also said that a more extensive one will be built in 2019. What is Hyperloop? Looking to improve upon train and vehicle travel, hyperloop is a series of low-pressure tubes that transport… Continue reading HyperloopTT is Building their First Test Lane, with a Larger One Planned for 2019

New Headset by MIT can Interpret Internal Speech

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed AlterEgo, a headset programmed to detect and interpret neuroelectric signals transmitted when internal speech happens. Its developers hope that this new piece of technology will enhance interactions with smart devices, and furthermore that it will ease work in loud environments. MIT’s new gadget is a closed-loop… Continue reading New Headset by MIT can Interpret Internal Speech

Meet Fribo, a Robot that Connects Lonely Young People

As the rates of people in their 20’s and 30’s living alone rise, researchers are looking to technology to help mitigate the sense of loneliness and connect users. There are already a few available robots that encourage socialization, and joining their ranks is a cat-shaped robot called Fribo. South Korean robotics scientists from Yonsei University… Continue reading Meet Fribo, a Robot that Connects Lonely Young People

Walmart Joins the Race to Make Autonomous Bee Drones Capable of Pollination

Walmart filed a patent for some robotic bees which can pollinate plants. The company joins many in trying to fix a problem caused by the endangerment of bees. Bees are regarded to be one of the most important species on the planet. They do almost everything to make humans lives bearable. From producing the all… Continue reading Walmart Joins the Race to Make Autonomous Bee Drones Capable of Pollination

IBM Reveals World’s Tiniest Computer at Its Annual Think Conference

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The computer is believed to be smaller than a grain of salt. IBM, one of the leading innovators in the technology industry, recently announced the world’s tiniest computer. The announcement, which was done at the THINK 2018 conference, revealed that the computer would cost ten cents to manufacture. It would also be able to analyze,… Continue reading IBM Reveals World’s Tiniest Computer at Its Annual Think Conference

Robots Learn to Play Games to Try to Understand Humans

A promising study to develop new ways for humans and robots to interact is carried out between the University of Michigan and information scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Their strategy is based on the popular game “20 Questions”. Following the structure of the game, they formulated a list of questions which can… Continue reading Robots Learn to Play Games to Try to Understand Humans