Facebook For Robots
Technology

Facebook For Robots

Social networks like Facebook and G+ are great, but they all harbor a major bias: they’re restricted to human users only. Robots, tired of the lack of access and the blatant discrimination, have taken matters into their own hands and created a social network of their own.  When the machines eventually rise up in revolt, … Continue reading

Origami Robots: A Guide to Bees and Evil
Environment / Technology

Origami Robots: A Guide to Bees and Evil

What’s the most complicated thing you’ve ever folded?  Paper airplane?  Road map, perhaps?  I’ve folded my fair share of origami cranes in my day.  Then there’s this guy, whose ornate paper dragons and hermit crabs beggar belief. But here’s something on a whole other level: a fully-functional, self-folding, flying robot inspired by pop-up books.  Harvard’s … Continue reading

5 Ways Your Life Will Get Smarter When Your Toaster Goes Online
Technology

5 Ways Your Life Will Get Smarter When Your Toaster Goes Online

Ever received an email from your toaster? Neither have I, but in a future featuring the Internet of Things, it could become commonplace. What is the Internet of Things?  Like the internet itself, it’s about connections.  Way back in the ’70′s, ARPANET connected a handful of university mainframes.  The internet it grew into connected individual … Continue reading

5 White-Collar Jobs That Will Be Outsourced to a Robot
Technology

5 White-Collar Jobs That Will Be Outsourced to a Robot

Step aside, Sherlock: there’s another big brain on the scene.  He’s got deep knowledge, pieces together abstract concepts on the fly, and shares a name with your erstwhile partner.  Meet Watson. If you watched Jeopardy last February, you got to witness the unusual intersection of cutting-edge intelligence research and popular game shows.  In a handful … Continue reading