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SIGGRAPH 2014, 10-14 August, has released its list of 2014 Emerging Technologies highlights to be featured at this year's conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Engineers have taken a step towards having machines that can operate when damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
The Wave Glider SV3 from Liquid Robotics. The craft's hybrid propulsion system utilizes solar panels above and wave power below.
Israeli Colonel Tomer was literally tipped off to the tunnel snaking under a Palestinian village when the tank-churned earth gave way under the weight of one of his behemoth bulldozers.
Scientists have created robots that are only nanometres in length, small enough to manoeuvre inside the human body and possibly inside cells.
The rehabilitation centre at Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital has acquired a new piece of vital equipment that will help children in recovery learn to walk again.
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A PEACE OF MIND IN THE WATER? IT COSTS AROUND $600. A HITCHHIKING ROBOT IS ON A 3800 MILE JOURNEY ACROSS CANADA.
If you grew up watching cartoons like the Jetsons, you could be forgive for being disappointed at how slow society has been in developing robots to make our lives easier.
From left, Governor Jay Inslee talks with University of Washington Provost Ana Mari Cauce and Univsersity of Washington President Michael Young at the 2014 UW Start-up celebration.
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Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system isn't the only high-tech hardware the country's military is deploying in its latest fight against the Islamist militant group Hamas in Gaza.
By the end of the 21st century, will human beings be supreme beings of leisure? Or will we be irrelevant? That's the discussion people are having more and more lately.
The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA has said.
His unusual interpretation of household pests has served him well. The incoming freshman at Fox Chapel Area High School built a flying robot inspired by the fruit fly's capacity to escape moving objects, which was selected last month by judges of the international Google Science Fair as one of 30 finalists in the Americas.
Technology may be so good one day that robots can beat humans at soccer. Whether you want to believe it or not, that's the goal of robotic researchers.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 01:26 am
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