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48 Hours in Virtual Reality
Could you spend 48 hours in VR and stay sane? What does it mean for the body and mind?
The Farm of the Future Could Fit in Your Backyard
Alesca Life’s shipping container farm is a green haven in central Beijing. Could this be the way to grow safer food to feed China’s increasing population?
Toyota Is Working on a "Flying Car"
Test flight June 3, 2017 in Toyota city of what may develop in the future into a "flying car."
The Farming Town Where Robots Reign
In Salinas Valley, about an hour and a half south of San Francisco, farmers and tech types are joining forces to turn this place into a kind of Silicon Valley for agriculture.
Will AI Help Us Solve Every Problem?
Artificial intelligence is going to change how we live to such a degree, that when we look back at driving a car, it will seem to us the way the Middle Ages looks from today's perspective. That's according to Sebastian Thrun, who gives his Brief but Spectacular take on imagining the future and the...
This Not-So-Secret Code Powers Robots Around the Globe
Depending on whom you ask, the Robot Operating System—or ROS—is kind of like the plumbing in a house. Or it’s like a set of Lego building blocks. Or the human nervous system.
Megabot Mk. III is a bit slow.
Mixed Reality That Looks Like Living Holograms
DeepFrame is a new and revolutionary mixed reality technology that allows theme parks, museums, retail and event agencies to create extraordinary experiences for their customers.
World's First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security Robot
O-R3 is the world’s first autonomous security robot with an aerial and ground collaborative surveillance system (UGV + UAV).
Autonomous Trash Trucks
Volvo Trucks and the Swedish waste management company Renova are testing how autonomous trucks can contribute to a safer, more efficient refuse handling and a better working environment.
Quadcopters Swarm Safely in Tight Formation
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don’t collide or undercut each other. They've given them virtual "top hats" to avoid flying underneath and messing up the airflow.
The World's First Drone Jump
We did it! We have accomplished the world’s first human flight with the drone and jump at high altitude. On May 12, our 28-propeller Aerones's drone has lifted a skydiver Ingus Augstkalns at a height of 330 metres, from where he accomplished the planned jump and landing with the parachute.
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