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  • November 6, 2015
    This is a video of the autonomous drone that MIT PhD student Andrew Berry programmed with some custom obstacle avoidance software. The drone uses stereo cameras to see and avoid obstacles in its flight path, at speeds up to 30MPH. From the drone's point of view it kind of loo... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2015
    This is a video of three autonomous drones using spools of rope to build a bridge capable of supporting a human. Now if drones can build a rope bridge capable of supporting a human, they can DEFINITELY rig up a noose capable of supporting a human too. See where I'm going with... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2015
    The Lily is a waterproof autonomous quadrocopter with a face that automatically follows you around by detecting a tracker worn on your body (previously: this one from 2014). It has a 20-minute battery life, shoots 1080p video at 60FPS, 720p slow motion at 120FPS, and has a var... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2015
    This are several videos of Mercedes Benz's vision of the future: the F015 concept car. It can drive itself autonomously, has four chairs that can swivel in any direction, a manual steering wheel that folds out Flight Of The Navigator style in case you're really bored of having... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2014
    This is Sparked, a whimsical short video collaboration between Cirque Du Soleil and ETH Zurich and Verity Studios, featuring a man and a bunch of autonomous drone lampshades choreographed to dance around him. No computer graphics were used. Black magic? MAYBE. Definitely so... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2014
    In this will all end very poorly news, researchers in South Korea have taught a little humanoid robot to pilot a flight simulator. Admittedly, it does pretty well. So, let's say in a couple years they have the technology for robots to fly passenger planes autonomously. Would... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2014
    This is a video of the Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer (despite the fact it's beige and neither the Autobots or Decepticons want it on their side) taking its maiden voyage. Let's hope it goes better than the Titanic's. This is the official video of the Advanced Tact... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2013
    Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and connect. First WildCat the running robotic predator, and now MIT's M-Block swarmbots, a bunch of cube-shaped robots that are "self-as... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2013
    In agreement with last year's announcement by Human Rights Watch, an initiative created by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (an actual organization I didn't start myself) urges policy makers to ban the development and use of autonomous robots that can kill without human inter... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2013
    This is a video of the Navy's latest powerful burning laser gun targeting an an autonomous drone plane then BURNING IT OUT OF THE SKY. It's a feel-good video. Obviously, the secret to defeating autonomous robots in the future is going to be lasers. Of course this laser gun i... / Continue →