Mass-produced self-driving cars are just a blink away, especially if Waymo has its way! RightThisMinute host Nick Calderone hops aboard a custom (and totally automated) Lexus RX 450h with VIP project engineers to witness the real-life technology that's already made Waymo's automated driving dream a reality.
A major breakthrough has been announced by researchers at the University of Minnesota who have been diligently developing a robotic arm that can be controlled by thought alone. This revolutionary discovery has the potential to change lives for those who are paralyzed or suffer from neurodegenerative diseases. View Now
The team at MegaBots has been hard at work developing the robot renegade, MegaBot Mark III. After attaching the arms of super strength and testing each of the joints, they are ready to put this machine to work. Can it do it? Well, at 16-feet-high, 350 horsepower, and arms that can lift 2,000-pounds EACH, we don't see why not. View Now
An adorable baby seal in the tidepools of New Zealand tries to make friends with a hovering aerial drone. The duo might have hit it off, too, if the wild critter could fly or the drone swim!
Until that day comes, we'll have to settle for more practical friendships like in this second video, where a furious or lovestruck octopus (you decide) latches itself onto a snorkeler's goggles and body and won't let go!
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Veterinarians at Vet Ranch notice one of their newest puppies is only walking on three legs. Astonished, they discover his poor leg is shattered into three different pieces! Broken bones, thankfully, are totally treatable at his young age so all it takes is surgery and some temporary "cyborg" enhancements for the adorable little guy to be back on four legs. View Now
Instead of the normal "truck commercial" recipe of burly men and horses, highways and farms, the Swedish industrial company Atlas Copco goes off-script in their memorable ad for the new Minetruck MT65. Our favorite part's where a giant boulder explosively destroys a robot band (we're not kidding) playing mood music exclusively composed by the innovative Christoffer Berg. View Now
Even robots struggle to learn the classic ball-in-a-cup game. This video shows Pepper the robot finally mastering the children's game after 100 attempts. OK, that's still probably quicker than it would take all of us to learn but it's amazing to watch how Pepper practices. Of course, practice does make perfect, even if you are a robot. View Now
Our wildest childhood dreams have come true!
Ever since the animated show and comic books back in the 80s, we've been dreaming of a world where sentient robot/car Autobot warriors duke it out with Decepticon baddies. Thanks to groundbreaking Turkish company Letrons, that future is here with this stylish BMW "Transformer"-in-disguise!
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A Russian combat robot nearly crushed a journalist during a test. Reports say an error in piloting led to the robot rolling over the cliff, where the journalist tried to stop it. Despite this error, the miniaturized, robotic tank "Platform-M" is impressive. It can launch grenades, perform reconnaissance, put up smokescreens, and much more. View Now
Police often run into unexpected people but what about a robot? Officers responded to a call about a robot agitating metro passengers in Moscow, Russia. The promo-bot was sharing messages for a far-right politician. Police considered arresting the robot. View Now
Since raising about half a million dollars through a Kickstarter campaign, the guys with Team USA MegaBots are ready to produce a giant robot to compete against Japan. Even more exciting, for the first time ever, this San Francisco Bay Area team is releasing video of their project. View Now
This has to be the most unique tattoo in the world. It is the world's first tattoo created by an industrial robot. The process of programming this massive machine to actually work in such a precise and intricate way is incredible. First, a picture of the body part being tattooed is scanned into a computer, which is translated into a code that the robot can understand. Everyone is nervously standing by when the machine is first tested on a human, but the result is perfect. View Now
We have all seen how devastating they can be in movies, but reality is much worse. An estimated 10 people are killed daily by landmines. Massoud Hassani is looking to change that statistic with his latest invention. The Mine Kafon Drone is a faster, cheaper and safer way to clear landmines. It is a robotic drone that can fly over areas to map out, find and detonate landmines. View Now
Building a home isn't always the fastest process, but new technology is hoping to change that. Fastbrick Robotics came up with a giant robot that can lay bricks with laser precision. The Australian company claims that in just two days, this machine can build all of the walls needed for a standard home. The machine's speed and accuracy are crazy to watch. View Now
Every entrepreneur knows marketing is everything. Without a pitch, you've got no gas!
For this creative guy from Sioux Falls in South Dakota, an empty roof means an empty canvas. Of all the things he could write, this civic-minded resident has a friendly message for the thousands who fly directly over his roof every day. He's basically running a private marketing campaign for Sioux Falls!
We've never cared about $5 pizza specials until we saw this hilarious roadside robot replace the human sign flipper.
A six-foot walking robot and an entourage of scientists is probably the LAST thing you'd expect to see on your daily walk. And it's not even science fiction!
The Massachusetts woman and her pet pooch who shot this grainy footage witnessed the latest real-life field test of Google-owned Boston Dynamics's Agile Anthropomorphic Robot, or, the Atlas. Until now this human-like robot has been quarantined to a safe (for the robot), easy-to-control laboratory environment.
Computers have been making music since the age of disco. However, the Floppotron and its creative category of music composition take computer composition to an ENTIRELY new epic level.
This is no single computer program but actually an orchestra of dozens of computer hard drives linked to each other and calibrated as instruments to actually play music! Best yet, you can make your own music requests!
It's playing an old classic right now....Hawaii Five-O by the Ventures. View Now
Dreamed of an interconnected world where it's possible to hit your knee on the coffee table and start your car in the garage? Well, tomorrow's finally today with the Knocki, the "smart" remote control that can literally program any surface to communicate with electronic devices.
This evolutionary next step in "smart tech" is completely crowd-funded. It's Kickstarter campaign is so successful that people around the world have invested 32 times more dollars than the Knocki's creators originally prepared for. View Now
Even though it's April Fool's Day, we have a feeling this isn't a joke. Ricky Ma, a products and graphics designer who lives in Hong Kong, built a life-like robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson, although he stops short of confirming that's who he modeled "her" after. Take a look at what she can do. View Now
Sometimes you want to get “turnt," but no one else is on your level. Thanks to a lonely inventor in South Korea, you’ll never have to drink alone again. The saucy gadget appropriately named "Drinky" isn’t afraid to throw back a cold one right along with you.
The man behind the brilliant machine also provided some backstory about his genius invention: View Now
Someday cars will drive themselves autonomously, but there must be technological baby steps before that happens. Tesla just took a big baby step with a recent software update for their Model S vehicles. The update has an advanced version of autopilot that uses the cars sensors and cameras to drive with traffic, switch lanes, and yield to traffic signals. View Now