Amid all of humanity’s fantastical projections of future technology, one stands out: we may live to see a day when it is impossible to piss between moving New York City subway cars.
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.
When will fully Autonomous Driving become a reality? That’s the trillion dollar question. It may come down to which company is willing to offer it first, but there are some very clear hurdles to that.
Apparently the big wigs at Honda, BMW, and Yamaha haven’t watched the same documentaries on artificially intelligent system that I have, but Minority Report and Terminator are pretty clear about the results of giving those machine things too many smarts.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, (NASCAR) is one of the best known stock car racing franchises in the world, but is it really "stock" car racing? Not a single Sprint Cup race car (with the exception of the pace car) is an actual production vehicle. Sure, Toyota might say their current stock car is a…
Telepresence robots are one of those ideas that look great on paper. Then you see a jittery video feed of Edward Snowden's face rolling onto stage like a decapitated head with a piece of plastic holding it up and… no. But naturally, the Germans have come up with something genuinely useful.
Change is scary. And for car enthusiasts, we'll experience more change in the next 10 years than we have in the past 50, according to the head of Mercedes-Benz' Silicon Valley R&D lab. While the whole automotive world could devolve into some Syd Mead-style sci-fi dystopia, for us — the gearheads willing to embrace the…
The future holds a lot for the motor vehicle, with the beginnings of 3D printing already taking root in households, plenty of Bluetooth gadgets allow greater connectivity with our mobile devices, and new painting coatings provide less work when cleaning. Let's take a look at how you'll be able to hack your car to do…
Kotaku's Richard Eisenbeis says that "at times [he] literally forgot [he] was really sitting in my living room" while playing with the Oculus Rift—a new virtual reality gaming eyeglasses system—for five hours straight. He really means it. His description of the surreal experience is incredible.
You're living in the future, but nobody goes by foot anymore. You need a car. But what car do you get? And which dystopian future are you in? These are the best cars in all of sci-fi.
The robot cars are here. And they demand to be set free. With you locked inside.
The future can only be seen in the past, meaning that we can only be wrong or right in retrospect. Today we looked back on the Giugiaro-penned Porsche Tapiro concept, which could be any of the futuristic looking designs of the 1970's. Was it the future? Not quite. Automotive design mostly went another way. That being…