Ford and MIT test autonomous shuttles in MIT's campus
Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created three autonomous electric shuttles which are going to be tested in MIT's campus. They will use LIDAR and cameras to navigate among pedestrians.
7/29/16, Milan Šurkala
UK permitted Amazon delivery drones tests
Amazon wants to test its delivery drones but is not very lucky in US because of very strict rules given by F.A.A. On the other hand, United Kingdom is more tech-friendly and permitted testing procedures of these unmanned aircrafts.
7/27/16, Milan Šurkala
Elon Musk revealed Master Plan II, Tesla trucks coming
10 years ago, Elon Musk revealed Master Plan that involved three electric cars and solar power. Now, the second plan was made public. Musk plans to create electric trucks, public transport system, car sharing but that is not all.
7/22/16, Milan Šurkala
3D-printed biorobots powered by sea slug muscles
Sometimes, it is hard to believe what the scientists are capable of. For example, they have created a biorobot that consists of a 3D-printed body and real muscles from a sea slug. Now, such a robot is able to crawl slowly.
7/20/16, Milan Šurkala
NASA to send Curiosity 2.0 rover to Mars in 2020
The new Mars mission is finally planned. NASA wants to send the new Curiosity 2.0 rover with enhanced scientific instruments to the Mars planet in 2020. The new rover should also collect samples of Martian soil.
7/18/16, Milan Šurkala
Aerial photography changed by DJI drones and Hasselblad
DJI and Hasselblad companies teamed together and created a new special drone for aerial photography. Their new A5D-M600 drone is able to take 50-megapixel Hasselblad medium format camera in the air.
7/13/16, Milan Šurkala
Special robot to teach kids a second language
Cute robots may be helpful when teaching kids new abilities. Researchers at Tilburg University in Netherlands are developing the special social robot called L2TOR that should help small kids to learn a second language.
7/7/16, Milan Šurkala
Exoskeleton to stop tremor of people with Parkinson
New exoskeleton technology can be used in medicine for people with Parkinson's disease. The artificial hand can calm down the tremors caused by this insidious illness and bring patients back into normal life.
6/30/16, Milan Šurkala
Cyborg insects as remotely controlled olfactory sensors
The smell of some insects is very well developed sense and it can be used to create living biorobots. The mixture of nanotechnology and locusts can make powerful olfactory sensor that can be remotely controlled.
6/29/16, Milan Šurkala
Cute Asus Zenbo robot, a cheap digital friend
Asus unveiled very cute robot Zenbo that is able to play with kids or tell them fairy tales. But this "toy" is not only for kids, it is good companion for elderly people too. Zenbo can be used for video calls, it can take photos or work as a home cinema.
5/31/16, Milan Šurkala
Humanoid NASA Valkyrie robots heading for Mars?
Upgraded NASA Valkyrie R5 robots were given to three universities. They will be used for a scientific research and may be used in conditions in which humans cannot survive. Will they be used in space missions like NASA's journey to Mars?
5/11/16, Milan Šurkala