A team from the Free University of Brussels has made a robot capable of working together with its siblings to make a larger robot.Read more
Thomas Reardon puts a terrycloth stretch band with microchips and electrodes woven into the fabric—a steampunk version of jewelry—on each of his forearms.Read more
DANIEL KISH SEES more than you might expect, for a blind man. Like many individuals deprived of sight, he relies on his non-visual senses to navigate the world. But people tend to find Kish’s abilities rather remarkable.Read more
Strap in folks! Today we aren’t talking about Facebook’s business decisions or some new gadget or Elon Musk. Nope, today we have a good old fashioned showdown that’s circled the tech news world for years, and finally, we have a date with destiny.Read more
Great minds don’t always think alike.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, shared some thoughts early Tuesday morning via Twitter that essentially bashed Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of artificial intelligence.Read more
ABB Group, a large Swedish-Swiss firm specializing in industrial robotics, and Irisbond, a company developing eye tracking software from the Basque region of Spain, have teamed up to create, as a conceptual demonstration, an eye controlled robotic hand that helps paralyzed people play chess.Read more
I’VE HEARD THAT in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all our jobs and resources, and humans will go extinct. Is this true?Read more
It’s just a ruin in a field now, but in 15th-century England, Boxley Abbey was a hotspot for the faithful. Pilgrims would travel from across the land to see a statue of Christ on the cross that was housed in the monastery and known as the Rood of Grace. On holy days, the Christ would come alive.Read more
Advances in biotech and brain-machine interface computing like Elon Musk’s Neurolink is working on may one day make it common for our brains to be melded to a computer. But how will we prevent an attacker from hacking this device to make us hurt others or ourselves?Read more
Every day it’s the same. One by one, workers at PwC’s head office in London trickle through the revolving doors as they prepare for another day at work.
But something is different about today.Read more
Let’s be honest, despite last year’s burst of hype, chatbots haven’t progressed beyond asking and answering simple questions. Still, researchers aren’t letting go of their dream of a perfect digital assistant.Read more