Bees on Mars: Nasa funds swarm of robotic insects for exploring Red Planet

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

A swarm of robotic bees, nimble enough to fly across the surface of Mars and explore the Red Planets nooks and crannies, is being funded.

X Prize announces $10 million competition to spur development of robot avatars

Posted in Business on 14th Mar, 2018
by Alex Muller

There will be two milestone prizes in 2020 and 2021 worth $1 million each, and one grand prize worth $8 million.

An investors view of AI in 2018

Posted in Software on 9th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

AI has become a buzzword for investors of late, many of whom recognise its enormous potential to become the most game-changing technology since the industrial revolution.

New technology allows robots to visualize their own future

Posted in Hardware on 8th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

A robotic learning tech that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before.

Eric Schmidt says America needs to 'get its act together' in AI competition with China

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.