Instead of being programmed, a robot uses brain-inspired algorithms to “imagine” doing tasks before trying them in the real world.
The latest solution for congested cities is an electric, autonomous tricycle for adults.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
The Singularity Summit approaches this weekend in New York. But the Microsoft cofounder and a colleague say the singularity itself is a long way off.
A rapid increase in our knowledge of alien worlds has dramatically changed the way scientists are interpreting the famous Drake equation.
Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.
Virtual-reality movies from the New York Times and Google demonstrate the power of the medium, but also some limitations.
The high-flying Internet balloons dreamed up by Google will get their biggest test yet in 2016.
Troubled power companies are adapting, slowly, to the transformations roiling their businesses.