Robots

Driverless Cars May Be Coming, but Let's Not Get Carried Away

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

“We've tried to turn down the hype and make people understand how hard this is,” says Gill Pratt, an expert in robotics and head of the Toyota Research Institute.
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‘RoboCop' is here, but its nothing like the movies

5 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

A real-life RoboCop has been introduced on the West Coast, though it is not a half-man, half-robot like the series portrayed in Hollywood. The Huntington Park City Council in...
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Robot fish uses battery ‘blood' to power itself, in what may be a huge advance towards autonomous robots

8 hours ago   |   National Post

Researchers at Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania have created a robotic fish that is powered by "blood," taking a highly innovative pathway to creating better...
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Facebook launches robotics framework PyRobot

Facebook launches robotics framework PyRobot

9 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

Researchers from Facebook's Pittsburgh office and Carnegie Mellon University collaborated to make PyRobot, a robotics framework that works with ROS.
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REI has an extremely useful wedding registry program for outdoorsy couples - here's what you should know

REI has an extremely useful wedding registry program for outdoorsy couples - here's what you should know

9 hours ago   |   Business Insider

A growing number of couples are waiting until later in life to get married, and many live together before they do so. They may not need - or want - the traditional wedding...
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An under-the-radar credit card benefit might not be as exciting or glamorous as points or miles, but in a pinch it's just as useful

An under-the-radar credit card benefit might not be as exciting or glamorous as points or miles, but in a pinch it's just as useful

10 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and...
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Predictions About the Future of Farming Rarely Involve Farmers

12 hours ago   |   Slate

Robotic farms are a commitment to the further separation of agriculture and humanity, to the detriment of both.
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Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

12 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

By MARCIA DUNN and EMILY SWANSON CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to...
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A US police force has deployed an egg-shaped robot to patrol a park, and Elon Musk is skeptical

A US police force has deployed an egg-shaped robot to patrol a park, and Elon Musk is skeptical

13 hours ago   |   Business Insider

California's Huntington Park police department has launched on an egg-shaped robot named Robocop. The robot is equipped with 360-degree camera vision, which it can live-feed...
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Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

18 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending...
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Boston animal hospital finds 19 baby pacifiers in dog's stomach

Boston animal hospital finds 19 baby pacifiers in dog's stomach

Where does a bulldog find all these baby pacifiers? The vets treating the pooch from Wellesley have a theory. Read more ...

Granger Smith shares details of son's drowning in emotional video

Granger Smith shares details of son's drowning in emotional video

Granger Smith and his wife shared an emotional video as they opened up about the recent drowning death of their 3-year-old son, River. Read more ...

Lawyers say children are going weeks without adequate food and sanitation at...

Lawyers say children are going weeks without adequate food and sanitation at border detention site

"In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention, I have never heard of this level of inhumanity," an attorney said. Read more ...

Roy Moore announces he'll run for US Senate again in 2020

Roy Moore announces he'll run for US Senate again in 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore says he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations. Read more ...

Rare wave-like clouds roll over Virginia in breathtaking viral picture

Rare wave-like clouds roll over Virginia in breathtaking viral picture

These clouds rarely form on windy and unstable days, but when conditions are just right, the natural phenomenon occurs. Read more ...

Beyoncé, Donald Glover sing 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' in new 'Lion...

Beyoncé, Donald Glover sing 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' in new 'Lion King' teaser

We're not lion, this is pretty fantastic! Read more ...

Lion kills beloved peacock that flew into its zoo enclosure

Lion kills beloved peacock that flew into its zoo enclosure

Utica Zoo officials say the white peacock named Merlin was captured by a lion Wednesday morning after being unable to fly back out of the exhibit. Read more ...

Apple recalls older MacBook Pros, citing concerns over battery

Apple recalls older MacBook Pros, citing concerns over battery

Apple announces a voluntary recall of some of its older models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Read more ...

'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer donates to cancer walk in Alex Trebek's...

'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer donates to cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name

The popular "Jeopardy!" host publicly announced the diagnosis of his stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March. He's since said he's in near-remission . Read more ...

26-year-old police officer shot, killed while helping woman during domestic...

26-year-old police officer shot, killed while helping woman during domestic dispute

Several officers were on a domestic disturbance call, helping a woman collect her belongings and leave, when the gunfire began. Read more ...