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(via UMIACS & DARPA) If Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes you nervous, stop reading now. A new research project, conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland, aims to create self-learning robots that can learn through visual input, also known as YouTube. In a recent study, robots were actually able to acquire new skills by mimicking what was “seen” on YouTube videos, without human intervention. There’s no doubt about it, we’ve traveled to the future. ...
Boreal Bikes’ smrtGRiPs provide haptic feedback for hands-on navigation (all images via Boreal Bikes)   We do it in cars and while walking or hiking so why not while riding bicycles? I’m talking about using navigation apps on our smart devices to find our way around. The problem is, it can become a deadly distraction while driving or even bicycling for that matter and you wind up not making it to your destination. With the IoT connecting more and more things to the internet on ...
Authorities attempting to crack down on illegal fishing A joint partnership between the Pew Charitable Trust and UK Satellite Applications Catapult is attempting to crack down on illegal fishing in a big way. Their mission is called ‘Project Eyes’ and it utilizes advanced technology to track ships and alert authorities of potential illegal activity.   Most illegal fishing is perpetrated by modern-day pirates because it poses the potential for vast economic rewards. Exper ...
Micromotors before and after reacting with stomach acid (via BBC and UCSD) Nanobot technology has been on the rise. From autonomous construction to underwater ballet, nanobots are becoming the iconic technology of the future, and of the now. Some researchers, however, are going even further than self-repairing nanobot prototypes. The Department of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego, just created a self-destructing nanobots and successfully tested it on live mice for ...
Low-rez capture of The Zipperbot in action (via Government Fishbowl)   The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a force to be reckoned with in the world of technology. From developing tech savvy urban dwellings to experimenting with engineered insulin, the institution is pushing the boundaries of the relationship between man and machine. In typical MIT fashion, the trendy technology hub is at it again, as its Personal Robotics Group recently announced its newest development &# ...
Render of the PC in a mouse (all images via mouse box) While most consumers today are swapping bulky desktop computers for compact tablets and smartphones, Polish start-up Przemysław Strzelczyk believes consumers will switch back to desktop computers, if computers can be made more compact. That’s why the tinkering team created Mouse-Box, a full PC harnessed inside the casing of a standard mouse. Take that Apple.   Przemysław Strzelczyk wanted to create a computer that was precis ...
Last week the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) held their 2015 expo at the United Club of Mile High Stadium (home of the Denver Broncos). The event, which was free to the public, brought together anyone related to the design, procurement, and manufacture of surface mount boards for technical sessions and sponsor exhibits as well as a stadium tour, lunch and happy hour.   Thanks to organizations that hold events like the SMTA expo, the latest techno ...
Russia's new combat robot preparing for its debut (via RT) Japan is at the forefront of robotics, but Russia may not be far behind with their latest innovation. The Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Engineering Tochmash in Klimovsk, Moscow recently unveiled a combat robot for the military that is said to function like a human. Russian president Vladimir Putin visited the institute to see the robot in action, which wasn't as dramatic as you would expect. Rather than charging ...
The latest concept car by EDAG set to hit the 2015 Geneva Motor Show (via EDAG Engineering AG) A few years ago 3D printing a car would have seemed insane, but it seems this is going to become a mundane process in the new concept car industry that could have consumer printed cars out on the market within a few years time. This latest model, seen in the photo above is called 'Light Cocoon' and is going to be featured at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. EDAG, a German firm that specializes in wacky ...

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