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

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
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Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City
Internet of Things

Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City

Given the costliness and fragmentation of the smart home market, Verizon Wireless has its sights set on a loftier prize.
Geoff Weiss
People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows
Productivity

People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows

A recent study from MIT took a look at the efficiency of robot/human team work.
Nina Zipkin
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This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay...Interesting
Far Out Tech

This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay...Interesting

A California hotel recently hired a new high-tech employee: a robot butler named A.L.O.
Emily Price
Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.
Far Out Tech

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.
Nina Zipkin
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
Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant
Far Out Tech

Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant

Robots do all kinds of amazing things, but this is the first one to actually grow.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road
Far Out Tech

This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road

No joke: A robot made of an old bucket, galoshes and a computer 'brain' is attempting to hitchhike across Canada.
Jason Fell
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program
Accelerators

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
Geoff Weiss
A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body
Far Out Tech

A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body

Is this miniscule magnetic cyborg swimmer the future of medicine delivery, egg fertilization and scar-free surgery -- all in one?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Elon Musk: I'm Afraid of a 'Terminator'-Like Catastrophe
Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk: I'm Afraid of a 'Terminator'-Like Catastrophe

In an interview with CNBC, Musk said his investment in the artificial-intelligence venture Vicarious marks an effort to keep tabs on a potential robotic uprising.
Geoff Weiss
Domino's Introduces 'Dom,' a Siri-Like Voice Assistant to Process Pizza Orders
Robots

Domino's Introduces 'Dom,' a Siri-Like Voice Assistant to Process Pizza Orders

A computer-generated voice tool named Dom will enable users to customize their pies and also browse local menus and coupon offers.
Geoff Weiss
Google Ready to Drop Billions on Satellites for Worldwide Connectivity
Google

Google Ready to Drop Billions on Satellites for Worldwide Connectivity

The tech giant is reportedly embarking on a plan to launch 180 small orbiting satellites that will bring Internet to unwired parts of the globe.
Catherine Clifford
Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear
Technology

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell