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Jun 15, 2015

What Happens When a Samurai Trains a Sword-Wielding Robot?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

For years, humanity has longed to create a sword-wielding robot…or at least it seems to be the case based on our chronicle of recent efforts.

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Jun 15, 2015

Welcome to Project Soli

Posted by in category: electronics

Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects.

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Jun 15, 2015

Implantable brain electronics is here

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience

Mesh electronics being injected through sub-100 micrometer inner diameter glass needle into aqueous solution (credit: Lieber Research Group, Harvard University)

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Jun 15, 2015

Virtual-reality display allows stroke patients to spontaneously recover use of paralyzed arm

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, virtual reality

Virtual-reality Rehabilitation Gaming System (credit: Belén Rubio Ballester)

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Jun 15, 2015

Creating DNA-based nanostructures without water

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism, nanotechnology

Three different DNA nanostructures assembled at room temperature in water-free glycholine (left) and in 75 percent glycholine-water mixture (center and right). The structures are (from left to right) a tall rectangle two-dimensional DNA origami, a triangle made of single-stranded tails, and a six-helix bundle three-dimensional DNA origami (credit: Isaac Gállego).

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Jun 15, 2015

South Korean Team Kaist wins DARPA Robotics Challenge | KurzweilAI

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DRC-Hubo robot turns valve 360 degrees in DARPA Robotics Challenge Final (credit: DARPA)

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Jun 15, 2015

Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years — Singularity HUB

Posted by in category: futurism

In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know…

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Jun 15, 2015

Closer to God

Posted by in categories: entertainment, genetics

Dr. Victor Reed is a brilliant geneticist who has just achieved a huge scientific breakthrough by successfully cloning the first human being, an adorable baby girl named Elizabeth. This immediately becomes a media spectacle and ignites a firestorm of debate concerning the moral and religious implications of such a discovery. Soon, Dr. Reed and his family lose all sense of privacy and safety as they are swarmed by protesters and the media. Their biggest threat, however, could be Victor’s own secret.

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Jun 15, 2015

Man Vs. Machine: How Humans Are Driving The Next Age Of Machine Learning — Richard Boyd | TechCrunch

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

“The most valuable resource we have in the universe is intelligence, which is simply information and computation; however, in order to be effective, technological intelligence has to be communicated in a way that helps humans take advantage of the knowledge gained. The optimal way to solve this problem is a combination of human and machine intelligence working together to solve the problems that matter most.” Read more

Jun 15, 2015

Futurama — Don’t date robots

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Don’t Date Robots.

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