October 16, 2021

Improved robot hands

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OpenAI’s Dactyl system improves the dexterity of robot hands By Rob LeFebvre From engadget The team only used abstracted simulations to train with. It’s still early days in creating the kind of human-like androids we see in the movies, but new research brings us ever closer to the idea. Boston Dynamics has become the de […]

DARPA is engineering plants to act as biohazard sensors

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By Swapna Krishna, From engadget Researchers at DARPA, the DoD’s arm that focuses on developing new technology for military application, have long been trying to figure out the best way to transmit timely information, focusing on electronic and mechanical sensors to do the job. After all, it’s crucial to any military action. But it turns […]

Could the US deploy ‘cyborg’ troops?

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By Allison Barrie FoxNews.com From BGR The U.S. military is working to develop a new chip technology that, when implanted, will connect human brains to computers – making cyborgs. Should the chip succeed, it could have nearly limitless possibilities. The U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) often plays a big role in the development of […]

human-controlled robot

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Watch this human-controlled robot crush cans and punch through drywall By Greg Kumparak From Techcrunch “The way I like to think about this project is that we’re trying to put a humans brain inside of the robot” Don’t worry: it’s less techno-horror-movie-esque than it sounds. We’re getting closer and closer to robots that can roam […]