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Drone Boosters Say Farmers, Not Cops, Are the Biggest ­.s. Robot Market
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Drone Boosters Say Farmers, Not Cops, Are the Biggest ­.s. Robot Market

When the flying robots that loiter in Afghanistan's and Yemen's airspace come home, they won't just be headed for the local police station.

­.s. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder
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­.s. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder

Who needs the freaky precogs of Minority Report to predict if someone’s likely to commit murder when you have an algorithm that can do it for you?

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will—and Must—take Our Jobs
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will—and Must—take Our Jobs

It's hard to believe you'd have an economy at all if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force.

Military Must Prep Now For 'mutant' Future, Researchers Warn
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Military Must Prep Now For 'mutant' Future, Researchers Warn

The U.S. military is already using, or fast developing, a wide range of technologies meant to give troops what California Polytechnic State University researcher...

Why the Frontiers of Biology Might Be Inside a Computer Chip
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Why the Frontiers of Biology Might Be Inside a Computer Chip

When David Harel started the experiment, the petri dish of mouse cells looked just like any other.

Most U.s. Drones Openly Broadcast Secret Video Feeds
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Most U.s. Drones Openly Broadcast Secret Video Feeds

Four years after discovering that militants were tapping into drone video feeds, the U.S. military still hasn't secured the transmissions of more than half of its...

Paging Dr. Watson: Artificial Intelligence As a Prescription For Health Care
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Paging Dr. Watson: Artificial Intelligence As a Prescription For Health Care

Everyone agrees health care in the United States is a colossal mess, and IBM is betting that artificially intelligent supercomputers are just what the doctor ordered...

Warehouse 'bots Do Battle to Make Same-Day Delivery a Reality
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Warehouse 'bots Do Battle to Make Same-Day Delivery a Reality

The robots zipping across the aluminum grid look less like Star Wars droids and more like little red wagons.

From Bug Drones to Disease Assassins, Super Weapons Rule ­.s. War Game
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From Bug Drones to Disease Assassins, Super Weapons Rule ­.s. War Game

A rogue state is on the verge of developing a deadly biological weapon against which the rest of the world has no defense.

Stealthy, Tiny, Deadly, Global: The Drone Revolution's Next Phase
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Stealthy, Tiny, Deadly, Global: The Drone Revolution's Next Phase

Today's unmanned robotic planes only seem advanced.

Nasa Pulls Off 350-Million-Mile Software Patch
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Nasa Pulls Off 350-Million-Mile Software Patch

If you think it's tough to keep your computer or smartphone's software updated, try keeping a space robot updated from 350 million miles away.

Martian Computing Is Light on Ram, Heavy on Radiation Shielding
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Martian Computing Is Light on Ram, Heavy on Radiation Shielding

NASA's Curiosity Rover has had a historic week on the surface of Mars, executing a flawless landing on the Red Planet and firing up for its mission. But under the...

Nasa Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi on Sci-Fi, Legos, and Becoming a Meme
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Nasa Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi on Sci-Fi, Legos, and Becoming a Meme

As space geeks watched nervously to see if NASA's Curiosity rover would land safely on Mars, many found themselves wondering, "Hey, who's that cool dude with the...

Robot Master
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Robot Master

When you visit Manuela Veloso at Carnegie Mellon University, you're not guided to her office by a security officer or even issued instructions by a secretary at...

Lasers, Cameras, and Particle Detectors: Mars Rover's Super High-Tech Science Gear
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Lasers, Cameras, and Particle Detectors: Mars Rover's Super High-Tech Science Gear

Assuming it safely passes through its terrifying and complex descent sequence, NASA's newest rover, Curiosity, should get its wheels on the Martian surface in just...

Will Wright Wants to Make a Game Out of Life Itself
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Will Wright Wants to Make a Game Out of Life Itself

For almost 30 years, Will Wright’s creations have attracted people who would never have played videogames. He's also managed the trick of developing games that...

Gps Hijacking Catches Feds, Drone Makers Off Guard
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Gps Hijacking Catches Feds, Drone Makers Off Guard

On June 19, when University of Texas researchers successfully hijacked a drone by "spoofing" it— giving it bad GPS coordinates–they showed the Department of Homeland...

Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them
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Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them

A computer scientist has published a paper detailing how systems can successfully win at boardgames after watching two minute-long videos of humans playing.

Drone Hijacking? That
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Drone Hijacking? That

On the evening of June 19, a group of researchers from the University of Texas successfully hijacked a civilian drone at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico...

What Nasa's Next Mars Rover Will Discover
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What Nasa's Next Mars Rover Will Discover

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is on its way. In a little more than a month, the 1-ton rover, whichlaunched in November, will descend to the Martian surface.
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