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There are two kinds of AI, and the difference is important

Most of today's AI is designed to solve specific problems

High-performance, low-energy artificial synapse for neural network computing

A new organic artificial synapse made by Stanford researchers could support computers that better recreate the way the human brain processes information. It could also lead to improvements in brain-machine technologies.

Next Gen Bipedal Robot Cassie - Behold The Future

Behold The Future...Agility Robotics evolves from OSU research, aims to revolutionize robot mobility. CORVALLIS, Ore. – The rapidly expanding robotics program in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University has spun off one of its first b

NASA developing carbon nanotube-based, ultra-high strength, lightweight aerospace---

--- structural material within five years for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

Eelume - Reshaping Underwater Operations

Eelume delivers intervention vehicles designed to live permanently under water. A cost saving and innovative technology for a greener and safer subsea future.

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

Graphene spends most of its time in a two-dimensional form, but that makes it hard to make use of its long list of advantages, like its strength, light weight, and electricity and heat conduction.

Walking robot takes first steps into the market

Some day in the not-too-distant future, an autonomous delivery van may pull up in front of your house.

Dubai plans roll out of chinese single passenger Ehang 184 self-flying pod taxis starting July 2017

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.

Artificial Intelligence technical talent with F-you money...

For the past year, Google's car project has been a talent sieve, thanks to leadership changes, strategy doubts, new startup dreams and rivals luring self-driving technology experts.

Micromote now one cubic millimeter computer with a megabyte of flash memory....

In 2015, the Michigan Micro Mote constituted the first complete, operational computer system measuring as small as two millimeters across.

The Man Who Scared the World With 3D Printed Guns Isn't Going Anywhere

'The New Radical,' a documentary about 28-year-old Cody Wilson, premiered at Sundance, but not without contention. We spoke to Wilson and filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough to find out why.

Here Come The Robots - And They Are Going To Take Almost All Of Our Jobs

What is going to happen to society when robots are able to do just about everything better, faster and cheaper than human workers can?

Robotic prosthetic taps spinal nerve signals

While the act of picking up an object is something most of us take for granted, for prostheses users, it can be an exercise in frustration. For all their promise, brain-controlled bionic arms, both invasive and non-invasive, are still not ready to le

A real flying submarine drone

Innocorp has a new drone that is a flying submarine.

The age of the BIONIC BODY...

When The Six Million Dollar Man first aired in the Seventies, with its badly injured astronaut being rebuilt with machine parts, the TV show seemed a far-fetched fantasy.

DARPA aims to develop an integrated end-to-end platform that uses nucleic acid ....

Over the past several years, DARPA-funded researchers have pioneered RNA vaccine technology, a medical countermeasure against infectious diseases that uses coded genetic constructs to stimulate production of viral proteins in the body, which in turn

Spacex could relaunch a first stage booster in March and is working towards dozens ...

Elon Musk indicates that about 75 percent of the vehicle's costs are in the first stage booster.

Fast and forceful gel robots

Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent gel robots that can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, and grabbing and releasing a live fish.

How to Keep Amazon Echo and Google Home From Responding to Your TV

Voice assistants such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home are pretty smart, but they're not yet sharp enough to understand the difference between TV and reality. A Google commercial during yesterday's Super Bowl prompted Home to play whale noises,

Maurice Conti: The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more -- all by th

02-07-17 -- Ron Paul - Drew Phillips - Danny Sessom, Chris Neandrathal - Dr. Judy Mikovits

Ron Paul (Retired Congressman; Liberty Report) talks about Trump's drone strikes in Syria - Danny Sessom and Chris Neandrathal (The Crypto Show) on their move to Defense Distributed, activism, Anarchapulco '17 - Dr. Judy Mikovits - CDC

Lady Gaga's Halftime Show Drones Have a Bright Future

The best Super Bowl halftime shows leave indelible memories, be it a notorious wardrobe malfunction, that goofy Left Shark, or every last second of Beyoncé's two appearances. It's too soon to say whether anything Lady Gaga did tonight will reson

Fedex is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots...

Fedex is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app

Move over Asimov: 23 principles to make AI safe and ethical

Poised to seriously disrupt the world, will the impacts of artificial intelligence be for the good of humanity, or destroy it?

China's Manufacturing cost advantage is eroding so China will spend trillions...

for automation, robotics, 3D manufacturing and research While the USA has been extremely concerned about losing jobs (particularly manufacturing jobs to China), China performed a survey of businesses in the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing

Boston Dynamics rolls out spinning, jumping "Handle" robot

If you thought the legged robots from Boston Dynamics were scary enough, you might want to click away now. Described by company founder Marc Raibert in a presentation to investors as "nightmare inducing," the new robot known as "Handle" takes all you

Bat Bot flies through the air on whisper-thin wings

Bats are strange creatures. They dart through the sky on wings made of skin, their tiny bodies swooping and swerving as they hunt insects for hours on end. They boast a compact, efficient, lightweight form, which makes them an ideal inspiration for a

Artificial Intelligence and Ethics on the Road to Superintelligence

The human brain, consisting of roughly 86 billion neurons, rivals the world's best supercomputers in terms of magnitude, efficiency, and speed, using as little energy as a small 20-watt light bulb. Human evolution took tens of thousands of years to

ENTER THE MATRIX Elon Musk reveals plans to install computers directly into human BRAINS

Tech mogul says he will unveil incredible new mind-reading technology next month

AI cleans up against human poker players in landmark victory

AI has claimed some sizable scalps in recent years, with IBM's Watson toppling humans at Jeopardy and Google's AlphaGo program taking down a professional Go player last year.

Ocado trials fruit-picking robot

Online grocer Ocado has shown off a soft robotic hand that can pick fruit and vegetables, without damaging them, in its warehouses.

5 Xprize teams are launching to the moon this year

Five finalist teams in the Google Lunar XPRIZE have been set, and they all have rocket launch contracts to go to the Moon in 2017.

Robots Over Roughnecks:

Next Drilling Boom Might Not Add Many Jobs

Robots will start delivering food to doorsteps in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., today

Starship ground delivery robots will now deliver for Postmates and DoorDash.

Airbus working on flying cars, flying buses, ridesharing flying vehicles and drone...

Airbus working on flying cars, flying buses, ridesharing flying vehicles and drone product delivery

Vader father and son developing liquid metal 3d printing machine

A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing.

Customized on demand 3D printed drones produced in less than 24 hours from spec to completion

US Army Research lab has created on demand custom 3d printing of drones.

MIT makes compressed graphene sponge material that is 20 times less dense...

MIT makes compressed graphene sponge material that is 20 times less dense than steel but 10 times stronger, light as stryofoam but stronger than steel

Gigafactory Battery-cell production begins

The start of Tesla Gigafactory battery mass production is a huge milestone in Tesla's quest to electrify transportation, and it brings to America a manufacturing industry--battery cells--that's long been dominated by China, Japan, and South Kor

Towards roll to roll graphene production

An innovative new cheap and simple mass production technique, developed by the University of Exeter, is set to open up the global potential of the 'wonder' material graphene.


Online retail giant granted patent for astonishing blimp which can carry a vast fleet of robotic flying vehicles

Bootstrapping space industry and a solar system wide civilization with Robots and 3D printing

Advances in robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies are game-changing for space colonization.

Secret terrifying 13 FOOT 'Avatar war' robot learns to walk and mimic human movements

The giant robot, built in South Korea, works by repeating the actions of its pilot sitting inside by moving its enormous arms and legs up and down

Exosuits and Exoskeletons will be hitting milestones and ramping up from 2017-2026

The DARPA Warrior Web program aims to significantly lower the "metabolic cost" -- or energy expenditure -- of troops operating in the field, and reduce the physiological burden of the gear that they carry, which can exceed 100 pounds.

Amazon completes its first drone-powered delivery

The first delivery was made in Cambridge, UK and took 13 minutes from purchase to drop-off.

In 2016 Supercomputers merged with AI and by 2018 there will AI machines with Exaflop power

Nextbigfuture will have several articles over the next few weeks reviewing developments in 2016 and looking ahead to developments over the next few years. Here we look at 2016 in computers. Later articles will look at medicine, life extension, energy

Private moon rovers may visit the Apollo 17 landing site

German Xprize team sets its sights on a vintage moon buggy

Siemens Training Spiderbots To Build City On The Moon

Siemens is a prime driver of the 4th Industrial Revolution, implementing Smart Grid and Robotics technologies. Technocrats build because they can, not because of a public need. ? TN Editor