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Video Friday: This Robot Refuses to Fall Down Even if You Hit, Shove It

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


What Are Your Options for Cognitive Enhancement?

Some technologists use psychedelics to boost creativity and productivity. Here’s how to get similar benefits through more conventional approaches.


Mix Mountains and Gravity for Long-Term Energy Storage

A team of European engineers says its mountain energy storage system for small grids would be inexpensive and environmentally-friendly


Modern Civilization Relies on This Crystal-Growing Method

The Czochralski method, an IEEE Milestone, is used to grow single-crystal semiconductors for integrated circuits and photovoltaics


Who’s Hiring Engineers? (TSMC, Oracle, Ikea) Who’s Firing Them? (HP, WeWork, Symantec)

Checking in on engineering job news as 2019 draws to a close


Japanese Researchers Teaching Robots to Repair Themselves

Whether for maintenance or augmentation, robots that can use tools on themselves are more independent and capable


AI and Economic Productivity: Expect Evolution, Not Revolution

Despite the hype, artificial intelligence will take years to significantly boost economic productivity


Hand-Tracking Tech Watches Riders in Self-Driving Cars to See If They’re Ready to Take the Wheel

A new system tracks a rider’s elbows and wrists to see how quickly they could take control of a self-driving car in an emergency


IEEE RAS

Video Friday: This Robot Refuses to Fall Down Even if You Hit, Shove It

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


Japanese Researchers Teaching Robots to Repair Themselves

Whether for maintenance or augmentation, robots that can use tools on themselves are more independent and capable


AI and the Future of Work: The Prospects for Tomorrow’s Jobs

MIT conference considers companies that have implemented job-friendly AI


Skydio 2 Review: This Is the Drone You Want to Fly

Flying this $999 obstacle-dodging drone is a magical experience


For Centuries, People Dreamed of a Machine That Could Produce Language. Then OpenAI Made One

OpenAI’s GPT-2 program churns out natural language that’s remarkably coherent—and that’s a problem


Robot Gift Guide 2019

Over a dozen robots that we promise will make fantastic holiday gifts


How Boston Dynamics Is Redefining Robot Agility

An exclusive look at the world’s most dynamic robots


Help Rescuers Find Missing Persons With Drones and Computer Vision

A new contest aims to help first responders leverage computer vision algorithms and drone imagery during a search


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