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Cozmo Is an Artificially Intelligent Toy Truck That’s Also the Future of Robotics

Cozmo Is an Artificially Intelligent Toy Truck That’s Also the Future of Robotics | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
With a new software development kit that even the greenest coder can use, this smart toy could help seed a new generation of intelligent robots.

 

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With a new software development kit that even the greenest coder can use, this smart toy could help seed a new generation of intelligent robots.

 

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Terrifying Laser Bazooka Is Like a Handheld Death Star

Terrifying Laser Bazooka Is Like a Handheld Death Star | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
In the right hands, broken electronics can be turned into something useful again. But useful isn’t the best way to describe Drake Anthony’s 200-watt laser bazooka made from a bunch of old DLP projectors he bought off eBay. Words like incredibly dangerous, do-not-try-this-at-home, or “are you crazy?” seem more appropriate.
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The future of 3D-printed prosthetics

The future of 3D-printed prosthetics | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people..
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How Video Game Theatre Sparks New Life into the Classics

How Video Game Theatre Sparks New Life into the Classics | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Teens set classic works to video games to create next-level theater.
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This surgical system can stitch a grape back together | #Research #Robotics #Medicine 

The da Vinci Xi surgical system has 4 robotic arms controlled by surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries.

 

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The da Vinci Xi surgical system has 4 robotic arms controlled by surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries.

 

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Singularity HUB - News and Insights on Technology, Science, and the Future from Singularity University

Singularity HUB - News and Insights on Technology, Science, and the Future from Singularity University | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it

News and Insights on Technology, Science, and the Future from Singularity University

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Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project

Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
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Keeping fingers crossed.

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3D Printed Heart Model Saved the Life of 2-Week-Old Baby | Gadgets, Science & Technology

3D Printed Heart Model Saved the Life of 2-Week-Old Baby | Gadgets, Science & Technology | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
A brand new human life may just have been saved thanks to the combined technologies of MRI and 3D printing. Dr. Emile Bacha, a surgeon at Morgan Stanley ...
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Sky-High Ambition: Facebook’s Solar Planes + Global Wi-Fi | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Sky-High Ambition: Facebook’s Solar Planes + Global Wi-Fi | Gadgets, Science & Technology | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
It may not seem like it when you’re scrolling through thousands of pithy comments on Reddit, but a full two-thirds of Earth’s population does not ...
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Ending the technological divide seems like a good goal, though it also means bringing the bad of the Internet as well as the good.

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SCI.2 : Soldiers Wear Jetpacks to Run Faster

SCI.2 : Soldiers Wear Jetpacks to Run Faster | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
We love science. You love science. That’s why we spend our days rounding up the best science videos and streams from around the universe.
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NASA’s design for a warp drive spaceship is AMAZING (Science Alert)

NASA’s design for a warp drive spaceship is AMAZING (Science Alert) | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
The real-life Enterprise could one day take us to other star systems.
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Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0

Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0 | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it

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Local Motors Debuts Self-driving Vehicle With IBM Watson

Local Motors Debuts Self-driving Vehicle With IBM Watson | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
IBM Press Room - Local Motors Debuts Olli, the First Self-driving Vehicle to Tap the Power of IBM Watson
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Mind-controlled LUKE prosthetic arm is finally coming to market | #Robotics 

Mind-controlled LUKE prosthetic arm is finally coming to market | #Robotics  | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Amputees will soon have access to a prosthetic worthy of a Skywalker.

 

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Amputees will soon have access to a prosthetic worthy of a Skywalker.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Robotics

 

 

 

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Tiny 3D-printed medical camera could be deployed from inside a syringe

Tiny 3D-printed medical camera could be deployed from inside a syringe | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
German researchers have developed a complex lens system no bigger than a grain of salt that fits inside a syringe. The imaging tool could make for not just more productive medical imaging, but tiny cameras for everything from drones to slimmer smartphones.

 

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German researchers have developed a complex lens system no bigger than a grain of salt that fits inside a syringe. The imaging tool could make for not just more productive medical imaging, but tiny cameras for everything from drones to slimmer smartphones.

 

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New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
The era of quantum computers is one step closer as a result of research published in the current issue of the journal Science. The research team has devised and demonstrated a new way to pack a lot more quantum computin
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Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools

Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Navigating licensing and pricing for ebooks can be tricky, but increasingly necessary, as more students look for school content on their devices.
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An Algorithm Wrote This Movie, and It's Somehow Amazing

An Algorithm Wrote This Movie, and It's Somehow Amazing | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it

While Oscar Sharp was thinking up ideas for a film submission to Sci-Fi London's 48-Hour Film Challenge, he read a lot of sci-fi screenplays. In fact, he read all of the sci-fi screenplays he could find on the internet. That's when he had the idea: why not feed an algorithm these scripts—ranging from The X-Files to Ghostbusters toInterstellar to The Fifth Element—and let the movie write itself?


Sharp contacted his long-time collaborator Ross Goodwin, an AI researcher at NYU, who put a certain AI bot called Benjamin to the task. Benjamin is an LSTM recurrent neural network, which is often used for text recognition. It worked by ingesting the screenplays, dissecting them down to the letter, and learning to predict which letters, words, and phrases were likely to appear together. Eventually, Benjamin even learned to write in screenplay format with stage directions and dialogue. 


"As soon as we had a read-through, everyone around the table was laughing their heads off with delight," Sharp told Ars Technica. The resulting screenplay and film, Sunspring (which you can and definitely should read), is dramatic and absurdly funny. The characters speak in enigmas befitting of the film's futuristic world. (One of the stage directions Benjamin wrote: "He is standing in the stars and sitting on the floor.")...


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A director's sci-fi algorithm wrote a brilliant sci-fi short film. Fascinating! Recommended reading. 9/10

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2015 was a huge year for science and technology

2015 was a huge year for science and technology

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Fast Car: Working Carbon Fiber Car 3D Printed in 44 Hours

Fast Car: Working Carbon Fiber Car 3D Printed in 44 Hours | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
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The way we buy and drive cars is about to change forever.
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From Sci-Fi to Fact - Hour Detroit

From Sci-Fi to Fact - Hour Detroit | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Emerging medical applications of intricate 3-D printing techniques are changing — and saving — lives
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I especially liked the dissolvable splint for babies' airways. 

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NASA is funding research on deep sleep for transporting astronauts to Mars

NASA is funding research on deep sleep for transporting astronauts to Mars | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Putting space travelers into a state of deep sleep has been a staple of interstellar science fiction for quite some time, but despite originating as a far-fetched concept, the idea of using suspended animation to enable deep space travel might soon become science fact.If you're unfamiliar with the concept, here's a quick rundown. Traveling far into space is a tricky endeavor. With existing technology, traveling to a planet like Mars takes about 180 days, for example. Keeping a crew of people ...
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7 Tech Projects That Could Revolutionize Your Daily Life

7 Tech Projects That Could Revolutionize Your Daily Life | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are quietly challenging how we live day-to-day. Here are seven tech projects we're watching that could change up our routines.
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A Disabled 3-year-old Gets His Very Own Iron Man Hand - Cinema Blend

A Disabled 3-year-old Gets His Very Own Iron Man Hand - Cinema Blend | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
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In recent years, technology has made incredible leaps and bounds that have made science fiction into science fact.
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3D Printing Industry - 3D Printer News, Reports, Directory and Videos

3D Printing Industry - 3D Printer News, Reports, Directory and Videos | It Used to be Science Fiction | Scoop.it
3D Printing Industry features the latest news on 3D printers, industry reports, videos and directory. Articles on additive manufacturing are sectioned to business, design, insights and more.
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