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Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Norwegian Boy Stuns Viewers With Now Famous Robot Dance (video)

I'm not sure what the world loves more: cute robots, or cute kids. Luckily, 10 year old Tord from Norway is a little bit of both. A few weeks ago Tord became the latest...
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iRobot’s Latest Military Bot Is a Pocket-Sized Spy Tank You Can Throw (video)

It takes a lot of courage to run into a firefight. It takes a lot of robotics to not have to. iRobot recently unveiled the 110 FirstLook a small, lightweight, throwable robot that soldiers...
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Open Source Robot, DARwIn-OP, Shows Off at RoboGames 2011 (video)

The original Charles Darwin taught the world about the origin of species. The DARwIn-OP may teach the world about the evolution of robots. The DARwIn line of humanoids was created by Dennis Hong's RoMeLa...

Brazilian “RoboCop” Security Goggles Over-Hyped, We’ve Got the Real Facts

For most, the eyes and face are windows to the soul, but for the bad guys at the 2014 World Cup, it could be a ticket to incarceration. Brazilian authorities are deploying the Ex-Eye,...

Control YouTube With Your Voice!

If surfing YouTube for videos is just too grueling of a task for you, don't worry. A developer in Idaho has recently created a prototype set of controls that let's you search for videos...
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Kurzweil’s Talk At Presidential Conference in Israel Now Available for Free (video)

If at first you don't succeed in convincing the world that a Technological Singularity is near then try, try again. Ray Kurzweil has been sharing his predictions about the disruptive effects of exponential growth...

Exoskeletal Arm Support From Equipois to be Released in June

Gravity can be a pain, literally.  Any of you who work in a factory, lab, operating room, or any other setting that requires repetitive tasks with outstretched arms will, I’m sure, agree.  Working with...
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100,000 Toothpicks and 37 Years Later, Man Completes Incredible Model Of San Francisco

For all you ping pong balls out there, get ready to take a tour of San Francisco that will blow your fictional minds. Since 1974 Scott Weaver has been working on his masterpiece, Rolling...

What is the Future of Books? Kindle Lending Library, Piracy, and More!

Going to your local public library? Don't forget your e-reader. Amazon recently announced that their new Kindle Lending Library feature will be arriving "later this year". The Kindle Lending Library will allow over 11,000...

Immortal Jellyfish Provides Clues for Regenerative Medicine

The search for the fountain of youth has been ongoing ever since man decided that dying wasn’t all that appealing. And now, it appears that this elusive holy grail has been found, albeit by...

The Rise of Gen-CS? Computer Science Interest at Stanford Skyrocketing

Something strange is afoot at Stanford University’s Computer Science Department. About five years ago, the top-ranked department had seen much better days. The dot-com bubble, which had brought in many students into introductory computer...

Phenomenal Video Footage of Extreme Sports From RC Helicopters

There are spies in the skies, and they're trying to catch you doing something awesome. As remote controlled flying drones have become more sophisticated and stronger, they've opened up a new field of amateur...

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