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CANVAS Technology unveils world’s first completely autonomous self-driving cart

January 14th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous cars are still a long way away from replacing human drivers on the road. But make no mistake: Intelligent, highly adaptable self-driving robots are here — and CANVAS Technology is leading the way. CANVAS has been on our radar for a while. The Boulder-based robotics company launched in stealth mode more than two years […]

Boeing unveils rendering of hypersonic jet that would fly from US to Japan in 3 hours

January 13th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Boeing unveiled a rendering of its first-ever design for a hypersonic passenger plane. But questions remain about how much Boeing is willing to spend to develop the project. Technological challenges remain and costs could be high, which raise questions about the potential profitability of the plane.

Presenting the Best of CES 2019 winners!

January 12th, 2019 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Several hours of discussions and debate later, Engadget’s editors have decided who among our finalists should win our Best of CES awards. Below is our list of winners for each category, as well as Best of the Best and People’s Choice. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

Engineers can now reverse-engineer 3D models

January 12th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

A system that uses a technique called constructive solid geometry (CSG) is allowing MIT researchers to deconstruct objects and turn them into 3D models, thereby allowing them to reverse-engineer complex things. The system appeared in a paper entitled “InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees” by Tao Du, Jeevana Priya Inala, Yewen Pu, […]

Weird CES: The bizarre things we didn’t expect to see

January 11th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

  The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest technology events of the year where brand new devices and products are shown off to the world, sometimes for the very first time. As such, you’ll see some of the coolest and most exciting things at CES. However, at CES 2019 we saw some things […]

This self-driving ‘hotel on wheels’ will take you to your destination in style

January 10th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The “Uber for everything” boom in tech has led to plenty of on-demand solutions for everyday life, but one problem we didn’t even know existed is apparently mobile hotel rooms. A new concept for a rolling room just won an award for its forward thinking, but will it ever become a reality? We have out […]

Artificial intelligence can’t save us from human stupidity

January 9th, 2019 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

  The Guardian view on the future of AI: great power, great irresponsibility. Looking over the year that has passed, it is a nice question whether human stupidity or artificial intelligence has done more to shape events. Perhaps it is the convergence of the two that we really need to fear. Artificial intelligence is a […]

Scientists find a way to 3D print one pill for all that ails you

January 9th, 2019 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

  Multiple medications with different release times—all in one pill. Last year, the FDA approved a 3D-printed pill for the first time. And now, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a method to make 3D printing medicine even better. NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Soh Siow Ling, with the […]

This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task

January 9th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Depending on how paranoid you are, this research from Stanford and Google will be either terrifying or fascinating. A machine learning agent intended to transform aerial images into street maps and back was found to be cheating by hiding information it would need later in “a nearly imperceptible, high-frequency signal.” Clever girl! But in […]

The most amazing Artificial Intelligence milestones so far

January 8th, 2019 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the hot topic of the moment in technology, and the driving force behind most of the big technological breakthroughs of recent years. In fact, with all of the breathless hype we hear about it today, it’s easy to forget that AI isn’t anything all that new. Throughout the last century, it […]

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