One Hundred Little Robots do Mesmerizing, Choreographed Dance

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Description: A future with robot assistants may be a reality that is closer than you think – however, these “Robi” robots are said will be used as a communication device. Source: Globe and Mail Date: January 21, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would you pay $1,200 for the parts to build one of these “Robi” robots?… Read more »

This Drone Could Be Your Paparazzi

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Description: Samuel Burke, CNN Business Correspondent, discusses what could end up being a new type of “paparazzi”. Source: CNN Money Date: January 9, 2015 AirDog is getting closer to delivering the first batch of drones that can follow and film you on their own. Questions for discussion: 1. In what other types of industries might these… Read more »

Robot Snake Can Conquer Hills and Slopes

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Description: A team of researchers analyzed the sidewinder snake’s ability to quickly and efficiently climb sandy hills and slopes, hoping to mimic that ability in robotic snakes. Source: Mashable Date: October 10, 2014   Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Oregon State University, and Zoo Atlanta tapped into the power of Mother… Read more »

Fund a Mission to the Moon on Kickstarter

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Description: With hopes to get a time capsule to the moon, a campaign has been started on Kickstarter. Source: CNN Money Date: November 21, 2014 Lunar Mission One has turned to Kickstarter to raise some of the money needed to send a time capsule to the moon. Watch Video Questions for discussion: 1. Would you help fund… Read more »

Forget Motorcycles! Hoverbikes are in the Works

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Description: Just one more step on the long road to the science fiction future we’re all waiting for! Source: Globe and Mail Date: November 14, 2014 Hoverbikes are in the works, and it looks like they will be around in the not too distant future.  Watch the Video Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think riding a hoverbike… Read more »

Next Generation of Robots Designed to Naturally Socialize With Humans

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Description: Robots created to socially interact with guests and perform small service roles are being tested out at Aloft Hotels. Source: Globe and Mail Date: September 9, 2014 Robotic advancements are improving with the ability to socialize and interact with humans. Watch the Video. Questions for discussion: 1. What industries are at risk of losing jobs to… Read more »

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

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Description: Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine let’s you see, hear and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body. Source: FastCompany Date: January 24, 2014 Talk about going on a gender bender. A new machine created by a Spanish design collective combines virtual reality with advanced neuroscientific techniques to let men and women swap bodies… Read more »

The Stray Rover on the Far Side of Mars

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Description: As “Opportunity” celebrates 10 years today, we take a look at the original Mars Rover “Spirit” and her exploration journey. Source: Mashable Date: January 24, 2014 Hanging over the stage at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium was a giant illustration of NASA’s Opportunity rover, its name blasted in big, celebratory block letters. It was supposed to be an event… Read more »

Google And Robots: The Future Just Got A Lot Closer

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Description: Don’t look for an Android-powered Wall-E anytime soon, but Google’s recent move toward robotics signals a big momentum shift getting under way. Source: CNET Date: December 5, 2013 Ready or not, we’re about to enter the age of robotics. That’s the message underlying Google’s announcement on Wednesday that former Android honcho Andy Rubin would be aiming the company’s next “moon shot”… Read more »

Introducing “WildCat”

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Description: The same firm that is bringing us intimidatingly real military androids now has a cat-like machine that can run at 16 miles an hour. Meet “WildCat” – The galloping robot animal, and future soldier’s companion. Source: fast company Date: October 4, 2013 The interwebs are buzzing thanks to a video of Boston Dynamics’ newest machine, a… Read more »