Google This, Google That, Google Robotics

Google wastes no time with investment in forward-thinking projects–the company has plucked former Android chief Andy Rubin to lead their new robotics research. The once solely search-focused company will be taking robotic engineering very seriously; they acquired seven companies that were working on all manner of robotics. Notable among these companies is Bot & Dolly…

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Wearable Robotics: New Human Potential

Wearable robots and our new human potential. When people slap a bunch of jargony terms together to try to sound smart, it usually just ends up being annoying. Like when someone talks about “leveraging their core competency to create a scalable, next-generation business solution.” Blech! Well, although “wearable robotics” sounds like another case of jargon-gone-wrong,…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001KPOKDC” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31akCm-uXpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”100″]1. Star Trek’s Tricorder Device in the Making Scientists from University of Technology in Vienna have established a new world record: quadrupling the potential of the powerful Quantum Cascade Laser. Essentially, the laser emits terahertz radiation, invisible energy…

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Robotic Prison Guards Now In South Korea

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0081J2LRC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B3NdQ1EBL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Robotic prison guards have arrived!  According to the Asian Forum of Corrections’, this is the world’s first robot prison guard. They believe this is the future of prison security. Lee Baik-Chul the forum chairman says the robot is a game changer. According to Reuters: Lee Baik-Chul says  “The purpose to develop this kind…

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Keloid

Keloid: Big Lazy Robot Creates Singularity

Keloid is a remarkable new trailer created by by Big Lazy Robot. This may be one version of the technological singularity. Not the one we want. According to the Big Lazy Robot website: [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0061452068″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TfA2m3u6L._SL160_.jpg” width=”106″]”In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate…

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