Atlas is back, and is wondering if you love Boston Dynamic’s anthropomorphic android, now that it can dance? The robotics design company recently posted a video titled “Do You Love Me?”, named after The Contours 1962 hit song. The video shows off Atlas’s improved agility through a routine of classic dance moves—and
Citing the need to keep pace with the military development of other countries, a military ethics committee in France has released a report that allows French researchers to begin developing new technologies to enhance the performance and effectiveness of soldiers on the battlefield—and at the same time issues guidelines and directives to
A new, non-invasive technique has been developed by researchers working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that can boost the brain’s cognitive ability by up to 40 percent.
One of the stumbling blocks being faced by the development of bionic prosthetics is the difficulty of developing a method of controlling an artificial limb, especially in a manner that would seem natural to the wearer. Advances in creating brain-machine interfaces have seen major advancements in recent years, but are still hampered by the difficulty of picking up the brain’s faint signals by sensors placed on the scalp.
Stronger signals can be received if the sensors are placed directly on (or in) the brain, but that method requires invasive, and potentially dangerous brain surgery. However, a new implant inserted through the subject’s blood vessels might help reduce the risk of inserting such implants.