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These Giant Robotic Ants Could One Day Replace Factory Workers
24/7 Tech

These Giant Robotic Ants Could One Day Replace Factory Workers

If you think real-world ants are creepy, wait until you see these artificially intelligent critters.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Google's Next Goal: Trying to Improve Robot-Assisted Surgery
Google

Google's Next Goal: Trying to Improve Robot-Assisted Surgery

Through a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson, Google is coming to an operating room near you.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding
Robotics

Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding

The Cambridge, Mass., Indiegogo darling is another major money step closer to making its 'friendly' family robot a reality.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Shopping Cart of the Future Creepily Follows You Around Stores
Far Out Tech

This Shopping Cart of the Future Creepily Follows You Around Stores

Two engineering students in Israel have developed the ultimate shopping cart for the lazy shopper.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Amazon Turns to Robots to Help Fill Holiday Orders
Robotics

Amazon Turns to Robots to Help Fill Holiday Orders

The online retailing giant has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 U.S. warehouses, a move that promises to get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas.
This Mighty Exoskeleton Can Give You Superhuman Strength (Sort Of)
Far Out Tech

This Mighty Exoskeleton Can Give You Superhuman Strength (Sort Of)

Anyone who wears this rugged exosuit will be able to lift heavy tools and objects like they're feathers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People's Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine
Far Out Tech

The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People's Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine

Ever wish you could heal yourself like a superhero? The government is making it happen. Sort of.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025
Artificial Intelligence

This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025

While there's opinions differ over whether the net effect will be positive or negative, most respondents agree that artificial intelligence's impact on the future of work will be significant.
Laura Entis
Say Hello to the Robotic Personal Assistant of Your Dreams
Far Out Tech

Say Hello to the Robotic Personal Assistant of Your Dreams

Born from MIT's Media Lab, 'Jibo' can take photos, remind you of important dates and events and, more importantly, interact with you and learn about you.
Jason Fell
Get Ready for the Next Digital Revolution as the Rest of the World Goes Online
Digital Disruption

Get Ready for the Next Digital Revolution as the Rest of the World Goes Online

As connectivity spans the globe, new users will improve inefficient markets, systems and behavior, and affluent markets will tap advanced technology, says Google's executive chairman.
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
Far Out Tech

FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The arm allows amputees to perform once impossible tasks, like using a zipper and picking up delicate objects like grapes and eggs.
Laura Entis
Could This Band of Flying Drones Be the Next YouTube Sensation?
Drones

Could This Band of Flying Drones Be the Next YouTube Sensation?

KMel Robotics has programmed drones to play musical instruments. Check out their first music video.
Laura Entis
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)
Business Unusual

This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

These robotic, claw-tipped arms were actually designed for a reason that might surprise you.
Katherine Gray
This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again
Technology

This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

A Danish man who lost his arm in an accident was able to feel objects by way of surgically implanted sensors connected to a bionic hand.
Laura Entis