Dan Granett, a former engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is leading the charge to build a 70-foot-tall diesel-powered robot designed to juggle cars as if they were circus props, reports Gizmodo . It's called the BugJuggler , and Granett and his team are currently seeking some $2.3 million to make it into a reality.
IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the United States for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its instructions without needing to have millions and millions of subroutines hard-coded into it.
Linus Torvalds welcomed a video crew into his Portland, Oregon home to give us a tour of the workspace where he continues to work on developing Linux (along with an army of fellow developers) some 23 years after initially releasing it. It's a fun look into Torvalds's daily life. His old desk covered in "crap" that he "needs to burn down.
existing investors "gave [the company] complete support, going beyond and upping percentage of ownership. The mix of old and new investors came up with a sum that will largely go to the software side in order to make this technology more usable for more people. No PhD. required."to grow its processor development and make investments in the underlying technology that facilitates its business. Mr.
Some are obvious. Denver's unsurprising vice is weed, due to Colorado's state-wide legalization. Vegas? Gambling. And Albuquerque's meth predilection is hardly an eye-opener for fans of "Breaking Bad." But who would've guessed that Buffalo, New York is the MDMA capital of the country when it comes to data scraped from social media?DrugAbuse.
We've just received our first batch of Soylent, the magic food replacement milkshake . Inside every box is a skinny piece of thick paper with a message from Soylent CEO ( and recent "Colbert Report" guest ) Rob Rhinehart. The text of the message appears below, and a picture of it is below that.The powder you now behold is more than meets the eye.
By default, a Windows PC tick rate is set to 15.625 milliseconds, meaning the processor "wakes up" and looks for work to do about 64 times per second. But running Chrome resets the tick rate to 1 millisecond — the processor is now up and looking for work 1,000 times per second.
Above is a clip from last night's "Late Show With David Letterman" in which Letterman reads off the evening's top ten list: Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions About The Robotic Mule. The "robotic mule" in question AlphaDog, a robot by Google-owned Boston Dynamics. It's designed to carry heavy loads and is currently being field-tested alongside U.S. Marines .
Working roboticists need to indulge the public in sci-fi scenarios.I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me.
Today's soundtrack post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. This is a classic by his favorite singer, Bob Dylan: Mr. Tambourine Man, from his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home one. More »
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