Connected to the Cloud, Robots Get Smarter
The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child's toy, measuring just 10cm (4 ins) by 2.5cm (1 inch), and is equipped with a tiny camera to relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices' handlers in the battlefield.
Your tax dollars at work (by remote control).
It was taught the Urban Dictionary, with profane results
How's this for some post-neo-archeo-retro awesomeness?
Your tax dollars at work.
At three times actual speed. Bonzai!
A 360-degree post card from Gale crater, Mars.
MIT has come up with soft mesh robots to crawl down your throat or up your hind end and shoot film. Funded by DARPA, it may also have more insidious uses.
"If I discover intelligent life, it'll be the first I've ever seen. (I'm looking at you, Mohawk JPL nerd)"
While some Mexicans are busy dismembering citizens, others are rebuilding them
A free single- or multi-player side-scrolling action RPG.
I'm probably over reacting.
"Be aware that our sources came to us with an agenda: discrediting the drone war."
A motorized unicycle.
No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.
So. Here we have it. The end of the line.
Via Cornell's Creative Machines Lab, two robots are forced into an uncomfortable conversation that touches on God and other existential matters. (Both are suspicious that the other may have android origins, but neither wants to admit it.) It's even more disconcerting to imagine robots someday having such discussions without human supervision and coming to epiphanies concerning their robotic nature.
Cornell researchers have built a robot that works out its own model of itself and can revise the model to adapt to injury. First, it teaches itself to walk. Then, when damaged, it teaches itself to limp.
A previously unseen Chinese drone is spotted by the US and Japanese militaries.
I, for one, welcome our new cubelet overlords.
The trend is official: Robots are serving food in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and China. Should the developed world brace for a coming wave of robo-waiters? Maybe, according to some robotics experts. But waiter bots, they say, will remain less competent than humans for some time to come.
Needs a 'horns' version, for guys.
We're all fukushima'd.
or How to get meep ASAP
I know the robots are going to hold this one against us after Skynet comes online...
A U.S. Marine reservist and a Navy corpsman were killed in a Predator drone airstrike in Afghanistan last week in a friendly fire incident; supposedly a first for the Predator.
Pilots fly it like a teenager playing a video game. "At least since 2001, Predator's have been airborne 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, primarily over Iraq and Afghanistan. There has never been a time when we haven't."The unmanned program is so successful it's now under the command of the Air Force.
The Nano Air Vehicle weighs only 19 grams (about two-thirds of an ounce]) and has a wingspan of 16 centimeters (6.5 inches). The vehicle is self-contained with its own motor, battery, communication system and a video camera.
Time wasting awesomeness. You just have to experience it
Thus begins our ultimate demise.
"It gives us a good opportunity to have an eye up there. Not a surveilling eye, not a spying eye. Let's make the distinction. A surveilling eye to help us to do the things we need to do, honestly, to keep people safe"
Instead of Ragnarok ripping prosperity to shreds, the economy continued to grow. Though the money supply did contract sharply, neither trade, commerce, nor industry came to a grinding halt.
The dispatches reveal that the US and China, the world's top two polluters, joined forces to stymie every attempt by European nations to reach agreement.
8 Month Old Deaf Baby's Reaction To Cochlear Implant Being Activated.
With modular design these bots could be as long as needed...for killing.
This is kinda horrific
Good lecture becomes fascinating at around 6:00
Built by Jered Industries in Detroit for General Electric's ominous - and very Metal Gear-sounding - Nuclear Materials and Propulsion Operation division, the Beetle was a mechanical terror designed for the Air Force Special Weapons Centre, initially to service and maintain a planned fleet of atomic-powered Air Force bombers. According to declassified Air Force reports, work began on the 'mech' in 1959, and it was completed in 1961.
Prof Noel Sharkey, of Sheffield University, last month predicted autonomous military robots that will make decisions about when and who to kill will be in use within a decade.
When a robot is shot, the rest of the robots respond by scattering and running for cover.
At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success.
I hate hippies
Check out MakerBot's Cupcake CNC 3-D Printer. Using PLA, ABS, or HDPE plastic, this open source, $950 kit allows the user to fabricate small objects of virtually any shape.
Build yourself a buddy.
looks wet and gross, but it is for science.
'There's a resistance saying that armed ground robots are not ready for the battlefield. I'm not of that camp,- Lynch said.