Science

SpaceX launch will convey science and provides to ISS and return with a glitchy Robonaut

SpaceX is ready to launch its 14th resupply mission to the Worldwide House Station, sending up a frivolously used...

Apr 3 · 1 min read >

Knitting machines energy up with computer-generated patterns for 3D shapes

Eventually, a use for that industrial knitting machine you acquire at a yard sale! Carnegie Mellon researchers have created...

Apr 1 · 55 sec read >

Robot posture and movement style affects how humans interact with them

It seems obvious that the way a robot moves would affect how people interact with it, and whether they...

Mar 27 · 1 min read >

Lightweight robo-coat for sea creatures could track habits without interfering

Tracking sea animals is a difficult task for many reasons, not least of which is the robustness necessary for...

Mar 27 · 1 min read >

Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon

The vastness that makes the Amazon rainforest so diverse and fertile also makes it extremely difficult to protect. Rainforest...

Mar 24 · 2 min read >

Hold this beam for me, friend robot, and let us construct a house together

Being a neophyte in the world of woodworking — I’ve made a shabby but sturdy shed — I can...

Mar 23 · 1 min read >

Water Abundance XPRIZE finalists compete in gathering water from thin air

Despite being a necessity for life, clean, drinkable water can be extremely hard to come by in some places...

Mar 23 · 1 min read >

Here’s how Uber’s self-driving cars are supposed to detect pedestrians

A self-driving vehicle made by Uber has struck and killed a pedestrian. It’s the first such incident and will...

Mar 20 · 3 min read >

IBM working on ‘world’s smallest computer’ to attach to just about everything

IBM is hard at work on the problem of ubiquitous computing, and its approach, understandably enough, is to make...

Mar 20 · 1 min read >