2015 was an insanely wild year in robotics: From leaps in AI technology to piloted, Gundam-like battle machines. We’re living in a bizarre, sci-fi world that entangles humans with robots more than ever before. Here are ten of the craziest ‘bots from the past year.
Noted killer robot-fearer Elon Musk has a plan to save humanity from the looming robopocalypse: developing advanced artificial intelligence systems. You know, the exact technologies that could lead to the robopocalypse.
If a transforming robot is cooler than a regular robot, then what’s cooler than a transforming robot? Why, a bunch of transforming robots that combine together to form one giant robot! So how can we make that happen, and if so, what would happen?
When Google announced its new artificial intelligence system could play, learn, and beat some old-school Atari games, my first reaction was, "Cool. Call me when it can play Spy Hunter." Actually, what about Gran Turismo? Because that's obviously part of the plan.
The engineering department at Volkswagen has developed a system that politely suggests when it is time for the driver to countersteer. Thanks to the miracle of electromagnetic power steering, the Volkswagen ESP Plus Steering Impulse technology will intervene during slippery driving conditions. This intervention can…
Scientists in England have developed AI equipped wheels capable of improving both the safety and speed of cars. Developed at the University of Portsmouth, sensors in each wheel will control the brakes, suspension and steering, all while communicating with each other and learning from their actions. A Researcher from…