Researchers Develop System That Helps Robots Better Track Objects

As humans, we tend to have greater flexibility and adaptiveness compared to robots. For example, if we dropped an orange, we would reach out and attempt to stop it from rolling to the ground. Robots, on the other hand, might not, depending on how they are programmed. However, researchers at MIT have developed a system that would make robots better at tracking objects.


Genny Is A Device That Turns Air Into Water

Most of take our water for granted, where when we turn on the taps, clean and drinkable water (in some countries) is readily available without us having to give it too much thought. Unfortunately that is not the situation in many parts of the world where clean and drinkable water can be found, but a company by the name of Watergen is hoping to solve that.


Researchers Develop Tech That Sends Sounds To Targeted People

If you wanted to talk to someone and send a message to them specifically, there are ways to do that. You could call them or send them a text, but what if you wanted to be able to do so in a way that doesn’t let other people around that person know? Over at MIT, it seems that researchers have managed to develop “whisper” tech (via Engadget) which is capable […]


Prosthetic Legs Tuned Using AI Can Help Patients Walk Better, Faster

We imagine that putting on a prosthetic limb for the first time ever can be rather disconcerting. This means that patients tend to take time to get used to it, to walking around, and potentially even running. However it seems that researchers believe that by using AI to tune these prosthetic limbs, it could help speed up the recovery process.


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Gatwick Airport To Trial Robot Valet Parking

We’ve all seen instances of how terrible some people are when it comes to parking, where they occupy more than one slot at once. This has a chain reaction which can sometimes result in drivers being unable to find parking. However over in the UK, Gatwick Airport has decided to trial the use of robot valet parking.


Robot Dog Can Learn To Pick Itself Back Up After A Fall

There are some movies where we get comical scenes of people pushing over robots who are unable to pick themselves up after they fall. This seemed like a good way to run away from our robot overlords, at least until now where researchers have actually taught a robot dog how to pick itself back up after it has fallen over.


This Bluetooth Chip Powers Itself Using Ambient Radio Frequencies

As much as newer versions of Bluetooth have reduced the amount of power it consumes, the fact of the matter is that it still needs a battery. However a company by the name of Wiliot has created a tiny postage stamp-sized Bluetooth chip that can power itself without the need for batteries simply be harvesting ambient radio frequencies.


AI Found To Be More Accurate Than Doctors At Detecting Cervical Cancer

It is recommended that we go regularly for checkups at our doctors to ensure that we are healthy and that there are no issues with general health. These checkups can also help to look for cancer, but sometimes this can be missed even by experts. This is why we’re starting to see more AI being trained when it comes to cancer detection.


Researchers Develop AI That Detects Alzheimer’s Six Years Early

Being able to anticipate or predict something way before it happens allows us to better prepare ourselves. In the case of our health, sometimes an early diagnosis means that there could be a chance of you curing the problem entirely, or at least preventing it from affecting you too badly and making adjustments to your life accordingly.


Carl’s Jr. Will Now Sell Beyond Meat’s ‘Meatless’ Burgers

It has been suggested that our consumption and demand for meat could be hurting the environment in ways we might not have thought of, but for many of us, living a meat-free life does seem to be pretty difficult. This is why some companies, like Beyond Meat, have toyed with the idea of creating “meatless” meat which aims to provide similar levels of satisfaction.


‘Pacemaker For The Brain’ Could Treat Neurological Disorders

If you know someone who suffers from a heart condition, there is a chance that they might be wearing a pacemaker. For those unfamiliar, a pacemaker is a device designed to help regulate the wearer’s heart rhythm to help prevent abnormal rhythms, such as arrhythmias. But what if pacemakers could be used to control other organs?


Scientists Use Virtual Reality To Study 3D Model Of Cancer

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for all kinds of things, the most obvious being for entertainment purposes. However as we have found in the past, VR can be used in other industries as well, such as cancer research. According to a report from the BBC, it appears that scientists over at Cambridge have developed a 3D model of a tumor that can be viewed and studied while in VR.


The UK Has A Bomb Disposal Robot That Provides Haptic Feedback

Robots used to diffuse and dispose of bombs aren’t new and have been used by law enforcement agencies around the world for years. However it seems that over in the UK, the British Army has recently received a handful of bomb disposal robots that come with upgraded features, such as haptic feedback.


Sensor-Wearing Bees Can Help Farmers Monitor Crop Health

Drones are useful as tools for surveillance due to their ability to be piloted remotely. However the only downside to drone technology, at least right now in the state that it’s in, is battery life. For the most part drones can’t fly for too long before needing a recharge, which can be a bit disruptive during the course of work.