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Flying Robotic Ambulance Completes First Solo Test Flight

Urban Aeronautics’ robotic flying vehicle is designed to carry people or equipment without a human pilot on board.

Credit: Urban Aeronautics

A new automated, flying ambulance completed its first solo flight, offering a potential solution for challenging search and rescue missions. 447 more words

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Decrypted: Who needs linear time when you’ve got Westworld?

(Source: arstechnica.com)

This week’s Westworld episode, “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” gave us all the answers. Well, most of the answers. OK, SOME answers. Fine. We’re still freakin’ mystified. 329 more words


Otto Bot is Bob's Grandson

The Otto DIY robot has just taken first place in the coveted role as “best robot to 3D print for your (inner) child”. It’s cute, it dances, it doesn’t cost too much, it’s completely open source, and it’s not impossible to write code for. 210 more words


A tiny-armed robot could be the future of surgery

Robots are increasingly common in surgical procedures. But surgical robots are often very large, with long, inflexible instruments that make them expensive and impractical for smaller practices. 72 more words

This Robot Goes Through Life Sideways

We humans walk funny. Pivoting one leg forward at the hip creates an offset that puts us off-balance sideways. We have to compensate for this with each step we take. 313 more words

Robots Hacks

People are not robots

Time for Wall Street to Produce Products for People, Not Robots

Investors have a tendency to unnecessarily intervene and rebalance their portfolios, which often results in long-term underperformance (see chart below). 87 more words

Behavioral Economics

Helping An Alien Robot And Killing A Smiling Jack-Like Vampire

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place during a gray day and I remember being with probably most of my former classmates who I graduated with, like an entire school of people, and we entered a one-story building until we reached a hall with some strange what I assumed to be alien technology and tanks and things like that with a male humanoid robot (almost android) who looked somewhat like the robots from the film… 2,260 more words