Humanity’s labor has been greatly expanded by the use of machines. We must maintain decentralized automation for the future use of labor saving and humanity serving tools, or we will be victims of the Crown’s automatons.
Rodney Brooks is a co-founder of iRobots and has started other robot companies. Lex Friedman interviewed Rodney about how to make popular robots. iRobot Roomba came out in 2002 and has been the only high volume robot if hobbyist and enterprise drones
4Ocean, the guys who you may have seen on Instagram selling bracelets made out of ocean plastic as a way to fund their ocean cleanup, have enlisted the help of new and extra-special beachcomber in their land-based campaign to end ocean plastic pollut
Parkour is the perfect sandbox for the Atlas team at Boston Dynamics to experiment with new behaviors. In this video our humanoid robots demonstrate their whole-body athletics, maintaining its balance through a variety of rapidly changing, high-energ
Developed by Israel Aerospace Industries, the Jaguar features a six-wheeled chassis and is equipped with a 7.62 mm MAG machine gun. It also has high-resolution cameras, powerful headlights, state-of-the-art communication transmitters, and a remote-co
In the latest edition of the ongoing "James Corbett redpills the normies" series (see, for example, this conversation with Thaddeus Russell and this conversation with Takota Coen), James talks to Jim Goddard of the mainstream "This Week in Mone
The United States today is producing roughly the same amount of goods and services as before the coronavirus pandemic -- but with 8.2 million fewer workers, equal to the combined payrolls of every employer in Virginia, Arizona and Iowa.
After first unveiling a fully autonomous electric street sweeper last year, Finland's Trombia Technologies has taken to the streets of Helsinki as part of the Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab. This saw the Trombia Free begin operations along the Helsinki Ba
What a difference 400 years makes! AI 'Mayflower' will make groundbreaking crew-less crossing of Atlantic next month powered by solar energy: Craft will chart same 3,000-mile route taken by ship that brought 102 Pilgrims to America in 1620
"The FAR robot can work 24 hours a day and picks only ripe fruit. It uses AI perception algorithms to locate the trees and vision algorithms to detect the fruit among the foliage and classify its size and ripeness. After choosing the right fruit, th
Florida's Triton has been making high-end civilian submarines for more than a decade now, dividing its sales between scientific explorers, commercial and cinematography clients, and ultra-rich superyacht owners looking to spruce up their wet garages
Now that Spot has an arm in addition to legs and cameras, it can do mobile manipulation. It finds and picks up objects (trash), tidies up the living room, opens doors, operates switches and valves, tends the garden, and generally has fun.
"Robots are often deployed in areas that are inaccessible or dangerous to humans, areas where human intervention might not even be possible," said Florian Berlinger, a Ph.D. Candidate at SEAS and Wyss and first author of the paper. "In these situa
General Motors stole the show on Tuesday after unveiling the Cadillac Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle and electric shuttle concepts in a virtual presentation at the CES expo, according to PCMag.
Spot, the autonomous robot dog, from Boston Dynamics, was equipped with radiation sensors to create a map of the radiation coming out of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, according to news agency Ukrinform.
Florida's XTI Aircraft has ben working on its TriFan eVTOL concept for at least five years now, and while a passenger version is still the key focus, the company has now put forward a long-range, autonomous diesel-hybrid cargo variant.
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently launched a pilot program to assess just how useful delivery drones are for hauling critical cargo to surface ships, read a US Navy press release.
The virus pandemic is accelerating the trend of robots replacing humans in the workplace. One robot that is quickly being adopted by mega-corporations is Boston Dynamics' compact four-legged robot, called Spot.
France's Nawa Technologies is setting up operations in the United States, and bringing its fast, affordable vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) manufacturing process into a new application: making carbon fiber composites much stronger.
Instagram influencers of the future: Digitally-created models are earning their developers a fortune by promoting fashion brands to their millions of social media followers - even though they're NOT real