Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be enhanced by a concurrent skills competition between the world's top robots. Would a Robot Olympiad be a silly stunt or a major step for 21st-century technology?
The Hanwa Eagles have introduced a cheering section of automated fans that can be controlled by fans at home. The struggling team hopes these new supporters will improve the game-day atmosphere.
Just like food trucks before them, American vending machines are in the midst of a re-evolution. New machines are becoming increasingly more upscale and feature nontraditional wares such as caviar, cupcakes, and burritos.
The president's requested war budget is America's lowest in a decade. The request includes over $2 billion in funds to support American interests in Syria and neighboring countries.
A consortium of universities and companies are working on ways to get a team consisting of robots, drones, autonomous vehicles and dogs to communicate with each other in a disaster scenario.
Kohler is planning to offer an easy-to-install kit that converts a regular household toilet into one that flushes with a simple wave of the hand.
The English town of Milton Keynes plans to replace its current public transportation system with 100 electric pods that customers can call and pay for using a smartphone.
By entering instructions on its touchscreen, the 2014 Nissan Altima will send texts and Facebook updates while you're driving, so you don't have to.
Newly published in PLoS Computational Biology is a study describing new technology that safely delivers controlled anesthesia without requiring consistent human monitoring.
The restaurant combines food delivery via conveyor belts with tablets containing menu options. The staff person is there merely to collect customers' payments, which are automatically tallied when empty plates are sent down a chute.
Together, the fleet of drones spent all of six hours taking over 2,000 high-resolution photos, which were then assembled into a 300-million-point 3D model.
A new startup, Flirtey, plans to roll out its service next year, which they say will represent "the first use of fully automated commercial zones for package delivery in the world."
By scanning the road up to 200 meters ahead, the Obstacle Avoidance system first warns the driver of objects in the way. If they don't react, it then takes control of the brakes and steering wheel.
On Monday (Sept. 30) the airline announced a plan to outfit its 11,000-strong pilot corps with Microsoft Surface 2 tablets. The new "electronic flight bag" will replace the traditional bag, which can weigh nearly 40 pounds.
Human tour guides need not worry...yet: Skycall is a proof-of-concept that allows lost visitors to summon help in the form of a small quadcopter.