The upcoming launch of Lego's new Mindstorms set is generating excitement in Silicon Valley, where many engineers grew up playing with the robot-building kits. Mindstorms is credited with drawing many young people into engineering.
Washington Post (Mar. 24, 2016) No, it's not a vacuum robot. Starship Technologies delivery robot drives itself, and can carry up to 25 pounds up to two miles away.
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Reuters (Aug. 9, 2012) A team of Colombian students is developing a bomb deactivating robot that responds to human muscle movement. Using sensors and wireless technology, the students say their robot, called Prometheus, ... watch video
TheStreet (Jan. 10, 2014) iRobot CEO Colin Angle talks to TheStreet's Chris Ciaccia about the company's new Scooba robot as it tries to make the self-mopping robot as big a revenue driver as its popular Roomba vacuum. Angle ... watch video
May 27, 2016 Our excitement with and rapid uptake of technology -- and the growing opportunities for artificial brain enhancement -- are putting humans more firmly on the path to becoming cyborgs, according to ... read more
May 27, 2016 It happens in many households. Kids are tapping on their cell phones or are preoccupied by their favorite TV show as their parents ask them a question or want them to do a chore. Unlike previous ... read more
May 26, 2016 One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a study finds, when it comes to alcohol use. Researchers found that when ... read more
May 26, 2016 Black holes are still very mysterious celestial bodies which, according to the majority of physicists, do not, however, escape the laws of thermodynamics. As a result, these physical systems possess ... read more
May 25, 2016 In 1977, Princeton mathematician Paul Seymour made a conjecture about certain large graphs. Nearly 40 years later, mathematicians have come up with a proof he was right. The conjecture is 13 words ... read more
May 24, 2016 Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction. Mind the Gap, a longitudinal research ... read more
May 25, 2016 A new study asserts that the three-parameter 'alpha-beta-gamma' (ABG) model used in the past by 3GPP for predicting signal coverage might spell trouble at frequencies above 6 gigahertz ... read more
May 23, 2016 While cholera has hardly changed over the past centuries, the tools used to study it have not ceased to evolve. Using mobile phone records of 150,000 users, a new study has shown to what extent human ... read more
June 26, 2014 Sometimes it takes a village to teach a robot. Computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just ... read more
Mar. 23, 2012 When the European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station on March 28, it will be packed with more than seven tons of supplies, ... read more