In a work funded by Google, NASA engineers trained an artificial intelligence to race drones in a challenging obstacle course. The AI proved to be a worthy match against one of the world’s best human pilots.
Toyota has been working on humanoid robots for years, and today it unveiled the third-generation T-HR3 that uses virtual reality (VR) to remotely control the robot.
AUSTRALIA’S waters are some of the most dangerous in the world. Ignoring the dangers posed by jellyfish and salt-water crocodiles, the average annual number of “unprovoked” shark attacks more than doubled between 1990-2000 and 2005-2015, to 15
IN THE future, the skies of cities may belong to aerial drones. These are spiderlike devices with four or more propellers (thus often known as quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters and so on) that provide both lift and thrust.
Flirtey has partnered with a Reno, Nevada-based ambulance service in hopes of using drones to deliver portable defibrillators to 911 callers reporting symptoms of cardiac arrest.
As the popularity of drones increases, so does the need for protection against unwanted aerial intrusion or careless operators.
IN JUNE a search-and-rescue team in Colorado used a drone to spot lost hikers in a pine forest, shaving hours off the time it would have taken to find the hikers using dogs, and thousands of dollars off the cost of doing so with a helicopter.
Dubai has announced the first test flight for its taxi drone, which saw the driverless flying transport service hover around 200 metres above the ground during a five-minute flight.
The last few weeks have been full of natural disasters striking Mexico, islands in the Caribbean, and the United States mainland. Roads are damaged and entire communities have been cut off from help for days at a time, while the potential for infectious diseases to thrive has skyrocketed.
LESS THAN A week after the last drops of Hurricane Harvey fell, Houston is just beginning to assess the damage. At least 46 people have died. More than 30,000 houses are flooded and as many as a million vehicles waterlogged.
Australians at beaches across the country could soon have a technology designed to keep them safe from sharks.