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Humanity’s Future Will Be In Caves .. On The Moon

Humanity’s Future Will Be In Caves .. On The Moon

While I talked with the legendary roboticist Red Whittaker in his lab at Carnegie Mellon, a half-moon shaped remnant of a Lifesaver was resting on his knee. He nibbled on it as we talked about sending autonomous robots to explore the moon. That’s when he told me about the moon…

Oh Great, Surgeons Want To Shove These Robot Snakes Down Our Throats

Oh Great, Surgeons Want To Shove These Robot Snakes Down Our Throats

In addition to completely freaking us out, it turns out that the robotic snakes being developed at universities like Carnegie Mellonsome serve some practical purposes as well. A company called Medrobotics Corporation will soon begin marketing robot snake-assisted surgical device designed to crawl down a patient’s throat. Yeah, that’s far…

Does This Self-Burying Bot Mean We’re Close To Robo-Tremors?

We already have autonomous robots that can drive, fly, swim — even operate in space. And now, thanks to researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, we’ll soon be dealing with bots that can tackle the final frontier here on earth — or should we say inside earth —…