Cyborgs Are Invading the FIFA World Cup!

Zoltan Istvan, author of The Transhumanist Wager, predicted that soon there’ll be a Transhumanist Olympics, comparing its competitors with “our Prometheuses carrying the torch from Mount Olympus.” I believe he may be correct, and by June of this year, the world will witness the first steps in achieving it. The FIFA World Cup will reportedly…

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Budgee: The Robo-Handler We’ve All Been Waiting For

In 1937, the very first shopping cart was invented by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma City. The intent was to simplify and assist the customer experience. Before the shopping cart, there were only hand-held baskets. Today, thanks to Five Elements Robotics, the very first robo-handler has arrived. Budgee is…

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The Rise of Soft Robotics

One of the more difficult challenges soft robotics aim to fix is the inflexibility of robot technology. Jointed robots are interrupted if conditions impede their performance. For better versatility, researchers are creating robots inspired by invertebrates such as octopuses and earthworms. While they would be slower and weaker than their counterparts, pliable automatons are adaptable,…

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Delivery Drones: Amazon Prime Air

Drones have either a horrible reputation or an optimistic future. Either perspective you have, they’re an important robotic feature that is relevant to our everyday lives. And Amazon.com has decided to make drones a key part of their future plan for quick delivery. The Amazon Prime Air octocopters are small drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles…

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Programming with Storytelling Robots

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1593274076″ locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fzqsl5VgL._SL75_.jpg” width=”57″]Programming code will be second nature to children in the near future. It’s likely that elementary-age children will be learning faster in years ahead than today’s university students are learning now. The attitude of a child five to six years old is something like an obsessive investigator of the how the world functions. It’s a familiar event to see a child stumble on a new physical reality like a spilled glass of milk and to watch them inspecting the dynamic flow of the milk across the countertop. And to some parents’ frustration, the child will knock the glass over again just to make mental note of how fluid moves.

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Wearable Robotics: New Human Potential

Wearable robots and our new human potential. When people slap a bunch of jargony terms together to try to sound smart, it usually just ends up being annoying. Like when someone talks about “leveraging their core competency to create a scalable, next-generation business solution.” Blech! Well, although “wearable robotics” sounds like another case of jargon-gone-wrong,…

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Keloid: Big Lazy Robot Creates Singularity

Keloid is a remarkable new trailer created by by Big Lazy Robot. This may be one version of the technological singularity. Not the one we want. According to the Big Lazy Robot website: [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0061452068″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TfA2m3u6L._SL160_.jpg” width=”106″]”In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate…

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Will We Start Living Through Surrogates?

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001Q4FGXK” locale=”us” height=”128″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411oOsuvh9L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]This article is inspired by the 2009 movie, Surrogates, and the reason is the oft occurrence of life imitating fiction, where the technology we read about in novels or see in movies appears eventually in real life. Fantasy or imagination has nothing to do with this article, save the declared inspiration…

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Drone To Deliver Defibrillators To Heart Attack Victims

A German technology non-profit has created an “octocopter” drone to deliver a defibrillator to people experiencing a heart attack. There is no doubt that these drones could arrive faster than any ambulance thus increasing the chance of survival. Fredrich Nölle from Definetz held a press conference in the town of Halle in North Rhine Westphalia to display…

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The Telepathic Future: Thought Controlled Life

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0071FK66K” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31JL2rd9CjL._SL160_.jpg” width=”128″] Imagine a world where all the headlines of the latest happenings or news that you are concerned with from your preferred sources list themselves on a screen or in a holographic projection near your bed each morning you wake up. Or perhaps they would be near your breakfast table…

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Will Robotic Doctors Be at Your Hospital?

Since the advent of robotics it’s only been a matter of time before artificial intelligence begins to incorporate itself into our world. Popular movies like ‘I Robot’ and ‘Surrogates’ give us a Hollywood version of what life might be like in the future if such robotics were taken to the next level. However, in some…

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