June 29, 2018

A New Golden Age of Train Travel: California’s High-Speed Train

High speed train travel is the pride of Japan and France. Despite America’s enthusiastic early embrace of train travel, high speed trains have not been popular […]
July 22, 2018

Legs or Wheels: Which Is the Robotic Future?

Unlike traditional computers, robots can move around and interact with the environment. That mobility raises problems. What is the most efficient and reliable way for a […]
August 23, 2018

12 Underwater Drones Inspired by Animals

Underwater robots are not anything new. In fact, one of the industry’s early prototypes, MIT’s Robotuna, dates back to 1995, when dial-up modems were still used. […]
October 9, 2018

The Advancement of Personal Security (wearable shield and self-defense device)

Wearable technology has finally come to the self-defense arena with a device that turns you into a security robot. While the Armstar Bodyguard 9XI-HD01 does not […]
March 11, 2019

Flying Around the Globe Using Only Solar Energy

Bertrand Piccard had the idea for a solar-powered aircraft during a long-distance hot-air balloon expedition where he attempted to circumnavigate the globe in 20 days. During […]
March 28, 2019

LIDAR Navigation: The Answer to Driverless Car Safety?

“Be aware of your surroundings” is the constant refrain we hear during driver training. For a human driver, building that awareness requires continually checking mirrors and […]
May 22, 2019
From Fridges to Furniture: 4 Ways AI Is Coming to Your Home

From Fridges to Furniture: 4 Ways AI Is Coming to Your Home

There’s a lot of hype and excitement around AI. We see companies hiring AI researchers with six-figure salaries. Self-driving cars are becoming prominent. You might think […]
June 4, 2019
Meet Technologies Hurting Data Privacy

Meet Technologies Hurting Data Privacy (And the Tech That Lets You Fight Back)

Is the Age of Privacy Over in the Digital Era? That’s the doom and gloom message being spread by some observers. Certainly, the news headlines have […]
June 4, 2019
Three Police Robots Coming to Malls and Streets Near You

Three Police Robots Coming to Malls and Streets Near You

RoboCop may be closer to arriving than you think, but it’ll take a different shape and form. Instead of a cyborg, classic police robots are coming. […]
June 5, 2019
Surgeons, Lifting Patients Out of Bed, and Emotional Support: The Future of Healthcare Robotics.

Surgeons, Lifting Patients Out of Bed, and Emotional Support: The Future of Healthcare Robotics

Delivering healthcare services is expensive, and it’s only going to get more expensive. In 2018, 27% of Japan’s population was over the age of 65. By […]
June 7, 2019
Beyond the Wii Remote and Xbox Kinect: What’s Next for Gesture Technology

Beyond the Wii Remote and Xbox Kinect: What’s Next for Gesture Technology

Keyboards and mice are on the way out. What’s going to replace them? Gesture interfaces where your hand movements guide computers, watches, and other devices are […]
July 10, 2019
Inside the Falcon Heavy Rocket

Inside the Falcon Heavy Rocket – SpaceX’s Rocket to Earth Orbit and Mars

You’ve probably heard about Elon Musk’s concerns about AI and robotics. If artificial intelligence continues to evolve, it might become a threat to humanity. That’s one […]