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This 6-Foot, 330-Pound Robot May One Day Save Your Life

This 6-Foot, 330-Pound Robot May One Day Save Your Life | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

the Pentagon’s 6'2", 330-pound humanitarian robot. He was designed to save lives in disaster zones (like Fukushima). But while this Tin Man has a heart, he lacks a brain. In December, seven teams of scientists from top institutions, including MIT and Virginia Tech, will compete to code the bot for action. Each team will send its own Atlas into Darpa’s trials—eight tasks that will test his ability to navigate degraded terrain, drive a utility vehicle, and enter buildings. “We designed Atlas to facilitate programming, but we expect Darpa to make the com­petition challenging,” says Marc Raibert, president of Boston Dynamics, Atlas’ maker. Here’s the skinny on the massive bot.

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NASA’s cold fusion tech could put a nuclear reactor in every home, car, and plane | ExtremeTech

NASA’s cold fusion tech could put a nuclear reactor in every home, car, and plane | ExtremeTech | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
The cold fusion dream lives on: NASA is developing cheap, clean, low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology that could eventually see cars, planes, and homes powered by small, safe nuclear reactors.
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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Awesome Robot Spider! - YouTube

We're back in Adam's cave to check out his latest obsession, a robot spider with incredibly realistic movement. Adam shows off the special box and platform h...
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FM 2030: The Future of Democracy, Pt. 2

The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists, and progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate…
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Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers

Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Criminals in Shropshire have reportedly started using unmanned drones fitted with heat-seeking cameras to steal from and extort illegal cannabis farms.
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Team finds electricity can be generated by dragging saltwater over graphene

Team finds electricity can be generated by dragging saltwater over graphene | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at China's Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, studying graphene properties, has discovered that the act of dragging saltwater over a piece of graphene can generate electricity. In their paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the team ...
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All of humanity could shift to solar, wind energy in less than 25 years, policy study group claims | The Raw Story

All of humanity could shift to solar, wind energy in less than 25 years, policy study group claims | The Raw Story | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
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Future Dimensions: Ryan Harding’s Short Doc about the Future

Future Dimensions: Ryan Harding’s Short Doc about the Future | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Anders Sandberg & Kevin Warwick discuss whether humans might be AI pets, why the future will be stranger still & why we try to predict it anyway…
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Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives - OpenMind

Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives - OpenMind | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives, is the sixth issue of BBVA’s annual series devoted to explore the key issues of our time. This year, our chosen theme is the Internet, the single most powerful vector of change in recent history. In the words of Arthur C Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” The swiftness and reach of the changes wrought by the Internet indeed have a touch of magic about them.
As a tool available to a reasonably wide public, the Internet is only twenty years old, but it is already the fundamental catalyst of the broadest based and fastest technological revolution in history. It is the broadest based because over the past two decades its effects have touched upon practically every citizen in the world. And it is the fastest because its mass adoption is swifter than that of any earlier technology. To put this into perspective – it was only 70 years after the invention of the aeroplane that 100 million people travelled by air; it took 50 years after the invention of the telephone for 100 million people to use this form of communication. The 100-million user mark was achieved by PCs after 14 years. The Internet made 100 million users after just 7 years. The cycles of adoption of Internet-related technologies are even shorter – Facebook acquired 100 million users in 2 years. It is impossible today to imagine the world without the Internet: it enables us to do things which only a few years ago would be unthinkable, and impinges on every sphere of our lives.
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3D-Printed Ford Gran Torino Is the Muscle Car From Hell

3D-Printed Ford Gran Torino Is the Muscle Car From Hell | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
This 3d-printed Ford muscle car could be a look at the way car customizations will look in the future.
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Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Are Coming (And It's a Good Thing): Juan Llanos at TEDxMidAtlantic

Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Are Coming (And It's a Good Thing): Juan Llanos at TEDxMidAtlantic | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Juan has over a decade's experience of building and managing AML/CFT and regulatory compliance programs for multiple international jurisdictions, includin
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Anticipating 2025: Day One panel Q&A - YouTube

Speakers Andrew Vladimirov, Simon Bransfield-Garth, Mark Stevenson, Rohit Talwar, Aubrey de Grey, and David Levy from Day One of the London Futurists Anticip...
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Transcending Complacency On Superintelligent Machines

Transcending Complacency On Superintelligent Machines | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
As the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this woul...
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There Are Only 3 Ways To Stop The Inevitable Robot Uprising

There Are Only 3 Ways To Stop The Inevitable Robot Uprising | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
This according to a paper by scientist Steve Omohundro.
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We are designing the robots that will eventually kill us

We are designing the robots that will eventually kill us | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
In the movie Transcendence, which opens in theaters on Friday, a sentient computer program embarks on a relentless quest for power, nearly destroying humanity in the process. The film is science fiction but a computer scientist and entrepreneur Steven Omohundro says that “anti-social” artificial intelligence in the future is not only possible, but probable, unless we start designing AI systems...
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10 Futurist Phrases And Terms That Are Complete Bullshit

10 Futurist Phrases And Terms That Are Complete Bullshit | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Last month we told you about 20 terms every self-respecting futurist should know, but now it's time to turn our attention to the opposite. Here are 10 pseudofuturist catchphrases and concepts that need to be eliminated from your vocabulary.
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FM 2030: The Future of Democracy, Pt.1

The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists & progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate…
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Play-i |Delightful Robots for Children to Program

Play-i |Delightful Robots for Children to Program | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Reserve Bo & Yana! The robots that open a new world of play and learning for your child.
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Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots for Advanced Manipulation Applications - YouTube

SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.
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BetaBoston - New MIT algorithm to help robots navigate complex environments and landscapes

BetaBoston - New MIT algorithm to help robots navigate complex environments and landscapes | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Navigating a city like Manhattan is relatively straightforward, given that all the streets run parallel or at right angles, but all bets are off when it comes to more organic cities like Cambridge, which tend to have more curves and constraints.

MIT’s maze-like Stata Center is a prime example of where the “Manhattan Assumption,” which assumes all planes are parallel or oriented in the same direction, can’t be applied, says Julian Straub, a second-year MIT graduate student. So to make it easier for robots navigate non-standard landscapes, Straub developed an algorithm to identify the major orientations in 3D scenes.
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Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
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Round-up: New APIs and SDKs from enterprises hope AI will help understand you | SiliconANGLE

Round-up: New APIs and SDKs from enterprises hope AI will help understand you | SiliconANGLE | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

Mobile and cloud services now have extensive capabilities. In addition to analyzing digital content, these services can harness ambient data such as temperature, location, user movements, schedule, user habits and engagement. As a result, developers need to be able to leverage these new capabilities and sources of data to create more advanced apps.

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Should We Be Afraid of the 3D Printed Gun?

Should We Be Afraid of the 3D Printed Gun? | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
The rise of firearms made by 3D printers has inspired plenty of hand-wringing and debate, but how dangerous are they?
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Nasa's space station robot to get gangly legs for Easter

Nasa's space station robot to get gangly legs for Easter | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
New pair of legs means the experimental Robonaut, now stuck on a pedestal, will be able to perform chores for the human crew
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Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda’s Dancing Humanoid Robot | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda’s Dancing Humanoid Robot | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things.
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Michio Kaku: Are Robonauts Better Than Astronauts? - YouTube

Don't miss new Big Think videos!  Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Dr. Michio Kaku returns to Big Think studios to discuss his latest book, T...
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These Solar Powered Super Trees Will Blow You Away!

These Solar Powered Super Trees Will Blow You Away! | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
If you ever visit Singapore you have to go and check Gardens by the Bay, you will be amazed with many areas and attractions there. Perhaps, one of the more interesting ones, are solar-powered supertrees. They look like from a science-fiction movie, they are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions like photovoltaic cells to harvest solar…
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