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Can AI Correctly Pick a Super Bowl Winner?
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • Microsoft's Cortana AI says the New England Patriots will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Let's see how smart artificial intelligence really is.
Robot Spine Surgery Corrects Woman’s Congenital Scoliosis
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • Deirdre McDonnell, 34, underwent a magnetic expansion control system rod operation to have a magnetic rod screwed onto her spine. The rod was then controlled externally to correct the curvature caused by scoliosis.
Bill Gates: Why Wouldn’t You be Concerned About AI
By Steve Crowe · 29 January, 2015 • Bill Gates agrees with Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the threat of artificial intelligence, saying that he doesn't "understand why some people are not concerned.”
DJI Blocks Drone Flights in Washington DC After White House Crash
By Steve Crowe · 28 January, 2015 • DJI says it will release in the coming days a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, Phantom 2 Vision+ to ensure compliance with the federally mandated no-fly zone around Washington DC. DJI says this same update will also hit the Inspire 1 in the coming weeks.
5 Robot Snow Plows to Unbury You from Snowmageddon 2015
By Steve Crowe · 26 January, 2015 • Want a robot to shovel all that snow for you? Here are some prototypes and DIY snow plows that can help unbury you from Snowmageddon 2015.
Drone Crashes at White House: Secret Service Investigating
By Steve Crowe · 26 January, 2015 • A two-foot quadcopter crashed into a tree on the southeast side of the White House grounds just after 3 a.m. Monday morning. Officials say early indications are that the device didn't pose a threat.
Drones at Super Bowl a ‘Concern’ for Security Officials
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2015 • While security officials say it's a pretty small concern, they are addressing the possibility terrorists could use drones to attack Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 1.
Just Bought a Drone? Make Sure You Know the Laws Before Flying
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2015 • More people are buying drones to fly for fun. But there are some guidelines you'll want to follow before taking off.
Watch 100 Humanoid Robots Perform a Flash Mob
By Steve Crowe · 20 January, 2015 • One hundred humanoid robots performed a three-minute synchronized dance in Tokyo on Monday in front of onlookers. The "100 Robi" project was designed to show that robots can be produced in large numbers at a low cost.
You Can Buy This $1 Million Shooting Robot on Amazon
By Steve Crowe · 20 January, 2015 • Kuratas is a $1 million mech suit with a BB Gatling gun that fires off 6,000 rounds per minute. It takes cues from your facial expressions and fires off the Gatling gun when you smile at it.
Rapere Intercept Drone Will Destroy Your Precious Little Drone
By Steve Crowe · 19 January, 2015 • The Rapere drone, only a concept at this point, is being designed to seek and destroy rotary-style drones in under two minutes by dropping tangle line onto a drone's rotors.
AI Helps Super Mario Learn to Play Video Games Without You
By Steve Crowe · 19 January, 2015 • Researchers at Germany's University of Tubingen programmed artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance so that Mario can play his own game.
RBR50 Searching for the Best Robotics Companies
By RT Staff · 19 January, 2015 • We need your help coming up with a list of the 50 most influential robotics companies in the world.
The Best Robots of CES 2015
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2015 • You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
Disney’s Beachbot Robot Turns Sand into Art Canvas
By Steve Crowe · 14 January, 2015 • Beachbot is a new robot from Disney Research and ETH Zurich that draws designs on beaches. It uses WiFi and a laser scanner to track its position and a retractable rake and sensors to draw lines.

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