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Two robots, one challenge, endless possibility

To the theme song of "2001: A Space Odyssey," a robot with a twisty spine rolled toward Thomas Rosenbaum, the new president of the California Institute of Technology, on Oct. 24, as he stood on a stage at NASA's Jet Propulsion ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Robotics
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Next for DARPA: 'Autocomplete' for programmers

Writing computer programs could become as easy as searching the Internet. A Rice University-led team of software experts has launched an $11 million effort to create a sophisticated tool called PLINY that will both "autocomplete" ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Will Americans accept self-driving cars?

Just before the turn of the 20th century, a new and frightening technology was introduced to the American public. These "horseless carriages"—as the first motorized vehicles were called—were deemed loud, dirty, and dangerous, ...

dateOct 08, 2014 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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