Robotics is the area of technology research that involves the design, construction and application of intelligent mechanical agents. Robots are used to more efficiently perform repetitive and dangerous tasks in a range of environments, from factories to outer space.
New report from McKinsey Global Institute identify the top world-changing technologies that will add the most value to the global economy.
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A doctor claims to have developed a laser surgical technique that turns brown-colored eyes into baby blues.
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Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
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Could a real-life Iron Man exist? SmartPlanet interviews real-life superhero expert E. Paul Zehr, professor of kinesiology and neuroscience.
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Brewing and serving coffee with a precision typically reserved for manufacturing might just be the answer to a wired, mobile, impatient, caffeine-hungry world. Austin-based Briggo is betting on it.
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Today, telekinetic aviation. Tomorrow, mind-controlled wheelchairs and prosthetic arms.
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Organizations need individuals who are not only tech-savvy, but also know how to analyze, engage and create value in new ways.
3 | September 10, 2012 9:34am |
MIT researchers have constructed a pavilion with the help of 6,500 silkworms.
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A UN official has asked for robots with autonomous killing capabilities to be banned before they exist.
10 | May 30, 2013 8:04am |
Leila Takayama imagines a world where human-friendly robots interact successfully with people. But it's not always easy teaching a 500-pound machine not to block the office coffee maker.
1 | May 20, 2013 3:00am |
Wish you can silence that annoying person yapping off on a cell phone? The Speechjammer make it happen with a mere push of a button.
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Future medical nanotechnology won't look robotic. Instead, think very smart particles that usefully imitate life.
3 | May 1, 2012 3:00am |
The MagSurf skateboard let's you pull a Marty McFly, even if it's for a few seconds.
3 | October 26, 2011 6:00am |
3D printing can do more than create weaponry or houses -- it can provide cheap prosthetics to those who need them most.
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The Pollee urinal should -- at long last -- enable women to relieve themselves like a man.
24 | July 19, 2011 12:04am |
Researchers believe a cannabis extract may someday be used to kill off tumors without harming healthy cells.
15 | September 21, 2012 4:39am |
It seems the sci-fi industry has done it again. Predictions made in novels like Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer back in the 1980s of neural implants linking our brains to machines have become a...
7 | June 17, 2011 10:32am |
Patients at the Zhengzhou Central Hospital have access to a $2,800 machine that assists men with fertility problems.
9 | September 26, 2012 4:39am |
France's long-term storage plan for nuclear power waste moves along. American radioactive waste sits in wait for a permanent home. As a U.S. government panel continues digging for a solution,...
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A self-taught artist's works are so realistic, they've gone viral. However, some in the social media community are skeptical of their authenticity.
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