Rodney Brooks on the future of robotics and AI

If you follow the robotics community on the twittersphere, you’ll have noticed that Rodney Brooks is publishing a series of essays on the future of robotics and AI which has been gathering wide attention. His articles are designed to be read as stand alone essays,…

5 must-have Windows Utilities

If you use a Windows laptop, there’s a lot you can do to customize your experience to make it better. Tom Warren joins Dieter to talk about the best Windows utilities for managing Windows, searching, and clipboard history. Links to all utilities (plus two bonus…

New battery technology is accelerating autonomy and saving the environment

If the robotics world had a celebrity it would be Spot Mini of Boston Dynamics. Last month at the Robotics Summit in Boston the mechanical dog strutted onto the floor of the Westin Hotel trailed by hundreds of flickering iPhones. Marc Raibert first unveiled his…

How a cartoonist makes digital art

If you’re looking to make the jump to digital art, here’s an introduction to some of the tools available, plus some tips on choosing between a Wacom tablet or an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Cartoonist Dami Lee shows you her favorite methods for making…

Level Up Your Arduino Code: Timer Interrupts

If you’re not familiar with working directly with registers or how interrupts work, we recommend viewing the previous lessons on leveling up your Arduino code. Registers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q1yEb_ukw8 External Interrupts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J61_PKyWjxU On this episode of Adventures in Science, we continue diving into what makes Arduino tick….

Self-Driving Taxis Giving Rides During CES 2018 – Robotics Trends

If you’re attending CES 2018 in Las Vegas next week and for some unbeknownst reason aren’t in a rush to get to your next meeting, Aptiv and Lyft are offering rides to 20 pre-programmed destinations in Sin City. Aptiv, which split from automotive supplier Delphi…

Farmers learn ways to check crops using drones

If you’re a farmer looking to keep a closer eye on your crops or need a better way to survey hundreds of acres after a storm, agriculture experts suggest looking to the skies. “Drones have gotten very popular recently, and it’s not just under the…