They are here, they aren't by-products of Hollywood Sci-Fi anymore. Be aware that they will be self-aware and because the main use will be Military, this all adds up to one Helluva future techno-mess.
A Pentagon-funded team of scientists have constructed a machine that functions like a human brain and would enable robots to think independently and act autonomously.Image: YouTubeResearchers for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) have created a device that “looks and ‘thinks’ like a human brain,” James K. Gimzewski, professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, told…Continue
Welcome to the future of education where your textbook—and therefore your teacher—knows exactly how much of your homework you did, how, and when. The idea is that this data will improve outcomes, helping teachers better understand their students habits. And with CourseSmart teachers can do just that, as The New York Times' David Streitfeld explains…Continue
Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sample matza bread offered to them by small robots during a tour of a technology exposition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.If you meet Baxter, the latest humanoid robot from Rethink Robotics – you should get comfortable with him, because you'll likely be seeing more of him soon.Rethink Robotics released Baxter last fall and received an overwhelming response from the manufacturing industry,…Continue
Joe Schoffstall CNS News March 25, 2013The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts 10,000 commercial drones could be in the skies by 2020 after guidelines are approved. For now, Congress has …Continue