Automation

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.

Self driving trucks, trains and drilling save costs and boost mine production

The mining company Rio Tinto has been running robotic trucks for over ten years. Seventy-six of their 400 mining trucks are robotic.

AIs Won't Command Us to Obey. They Will Seduce Us.

How can there be any doubt when Facebook and Google are well on their way?

Pipebot can help fix decaying water pipe crisis in the US and the World

The United States faces a looming crisis over its deteriorating water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task.

IBM explains why the time for quantum computers is now

Dr. Dario Gil is a leading technologist and senior executive at IBM. As Vice President of Science and Solutions of IBM Research, Dr. Gil directs a global organization of some 1,500 researchers across 11 laboratories.

Underwater drone explores the depths, with or without you

We've featured a fair number of underwater drones over the past few years, and they're pretty much all remotely-controlled by their shore-based users.

Protecting its interests: FDA attacks CBD supplements to protect Big Pharma's opioid profits

Big Pharma is working overtime to restrict consumer access to cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis sativa (marijuana) that's been shown to help relieve pain, muscle spasms, and other ailments. Using the U.S. Food and Drug

At least 16 companies developing Deep Learning chips

There are many established and startup companies developing deep learning chips.

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be used as a source of clean and potentially unlimited energy.

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems

Toyota's latest humanoid robot aces operator mimicry

Toyota has unveiled an assistive robot test bed that builds on previous work undertaken by its Partner Robot wing, which examined specific robot limb joints and pre-programmed movements ??" including robots that played musical instruments.

World's first all-electric autonomous container ship to set sail in 2018

While self-driving cars are regularly in the news, we haven't heard as much noise on the autonomous shipping front, which could have equally far-reaching ramifications.

Volvo to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving SUVs for taxi fleet

A fleet of self-driving Volvo vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc. could be ready for the road as early as 2019, marking the ride-hailing firm's biggest push yet to roll out autonomous cars.

How Many Uber and Lyft Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs? All of Them

Uber will buy 24,000 autonymous Volvo cars in 2019-2021. Nearly every driving job will vanish, faster than most think.

Making Sense Out of Tesla's Semi Truck Economics

During Tesla's semi truck unveiling they presented some pretty impressive economic numbers. I must admit that I was a bit overwhelmed and could not get the numbers to add up. Once understood the number DO make sense. Here's why.

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog is slightly less terrifying

Meet SpotMini, now in more kid-friendly yellow

This Robot Swarm Finishes Your Grocery Shopping In Minutes

Ocado's warehouse technology would probably make Jeff Bezos green with envy.

Waymo to Offer Paid-Ride Robot-Only Chauffeurs 2018

Waymo vans loaded with laser LiDAR, radar, cameras, computers, AI and no human safety drivers will pick up Arizonans registered in its "Early Riders" program within a few months. Commercial, paid-ride service starts in 2018.

Transistor breakthrough brings liquid computers closer to reality

In a step towards creating a new class of electronics that look and feel like soft, natural organisms, mechanical engineers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a fluidic transistor out of a metal alloy of indium and gallium that is liquid at

Panic Hits Hollywood and Media Elite:

Which Harasser Will Be Outed Next?

Update on Positron Dynamics -working towards Antimatter propelled cubesat in 2018

Antimatter is the most energy dense material in the universe. Positron dynamics core innovations is the ability to generate intense beams of cold positrons using an array of moderators.

Robin Hood Was More Tea Party than Occupy Wall Street

The common assumption is that Robin Hood was a redistributionist. This is false

THE GUARDIAN GT'S 7-FOOT-LONG ARMS MAKE IT THE MOST BONKERS ROBOT...

THE GUARDIAN GT'S 7-FOOT-LONG ARMS MAKE IT THE MOST BONKERS ROBOT ON EARTH

The EU's Anti-Brussels Dominos Keep Falling: AfD in Germany, Freedom Party in Austria...

The EU's Anti-Brussels Dominos Keep Falling: AfD in Germany, Freedom Party in Austria, Babiš in the Czech Republic

Air-Breathing Aqueous Sulfur Flow Battery for breakthrough ultralow cost energy storage

Joule Journal – Air-Breathing Aqueous Sulfur Flow Battery for Ultralow-Cost Long-Duration Electrical Storage

Libertarian Advisor Predicts JFK Release

Libertarian Advisor Predicts JFK Release

AMERICA'S FUTURE WAR TRUCKS DON'T NEED NO STINKING WINDOWS

THE AMERICAN MILITARY is working to add a lot of tools to its arsenal. Drones. Lasers. Laser-shooting drones. Drone-killing lasers. But the researchers devising the future of warfare are doing some subtraction too. One thing you won't see on the ba

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts...

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts, 80% Cost Reduction Possible

It's on: Giant robot battle to be streamed live this week

A colossal battle two years in the making is about to be joined, with the USA vs Japan giant robot duel to take place on Tuesday, Pacific Time.

Everything We Know About The Tesla Semi – Infographics

All we've seen of the Tesla Semi so far is a couple of tweets from Elon Musk and a portentous picture of a couple of scowling headlights, and quick peak/spyshot at something on a flat bed in the wild that inspired some pretty decent renders.

California Allows Fully Autonomous (No Driver Present) Vehicle Tests

Truly driverless vehicles are about to hit the streets of California.

First Ag Crop Completely Grown, Harvested Using Only Robots

The world's food chain is headed toward total automation by robotics and AI, potentially putting tens of millions of farm workers out of employment. Technocrats are planning on Universal Basic Income to mollify the unemployables from rebelling. ?

Honda Miimo Is Autonomous, Electric And Costs Just $2,499

Knows when it's running out of battery and heads to the charging station on its own.

Tech Breakthrough Will Save The Electric Car Market

A new technology is here that has the potential to reshape lithium production like fracking reshaped oil.?

Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes

As useful and ubiquitous as they are, lithium-ion batteries are nearing their limits, and it's unlikely we'll be able to squeeze much more juice out of them.

Elon Musk plans to put all of SpaceX's resources into its Mars rocket

Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he hopes to finance his plans to colonize Mars by making SpaceX's entire fleet of vehicles -- the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, and the Dragon spacecraft -- obsolete.

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes like a Pyramid

Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light.

Dyson will spend about $3 billion to make solid state battery electric car by 2020

British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson announced Tuesday that it is working on a "premium" electric car that will go on sale in 2020. They expect to spend at least $2.7 billion (£2 billion) on the car and battery technology.

The Plimp is a plane-blimp mashup that promises safe air transport

The Plimp uses a blimp-like body to prevent hard crashes and a plane-like body to maneuver through the sky.

Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions

The high energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has led to them powering everything from tiny mobile devices to huge trucks.

New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter

A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful

Google internet balloons should start commercial service in 2019

In 2019, you may check your email with the help of a balloon 12 miles up in the sky.

Dental Surgery Robot Fits Implants Without Human Touch

Medical robots driven by data and AI are coming for doctors, surgeons and dentists. One day, such procedures will be totally automated and overseen only by lower-skilled technicians. Displaced doctors will not be pleased with the Universal Basic Inco

ROBOT FARMERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PLANTED AND HARVESTED BARLEY...

ROBOT FARMERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PLANTED AND HARVESTED BARLEY BY THEMSELVES

DNA nanobot created that performs nanomechanical tasks

Since the 1980s, the design and synthesis of molecular machines has been identified as a grand challenge for molecular engineering.

The Walrus: the US Army contemplates building an aircraft the size of a football field

September 6, 2005 Moving an elephant atom by atom costs a lot more than moving the elephant in one pre-assembled lump.

Magnesium battery breakthrough means safer batteries that won't explode

Worried about the lithium-ion batteries found in your laptops and cell phones? Your worries will soon be gone because of this new battery discovery.

3U Cubesat launch will be months instead of years and only $250,000 starting in 2019

There is a revolution coming coming for low cost small payload launching.

Royal Navy looks to nature for futuristic sub concepts

In 2015, the Royal Navy released its concept of the surface warship of 2050. Now the RN is casting its crystal ball beyond 2050 by asking a team of young engineers from UKNEST to develop concepts for future British submarines.

Neuralink could get up to $100 million for high bandwidth brain computer interface

Elon Musk's Neuralink will invest $100 million on a high bandwidth brain computer interface.

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