Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more devices and robots talk to one another directly we need to find new ways to secure their communications, and blockchain is ideal …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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NASA and partners team up to create robotic self-assembling space structures

NASA and partners team up to create robotic self-assembling space structures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why should we always make things in their final form, why can’t more products morph, change shape, and change their function? That’s what this project is all about.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Nammo’s drone swarms now come with tank killing weapons systems

Nammo’s drone swarms now come with tank killing weapons systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People have always talked about the machines of war, but what happens when those machines become automated and autonomous?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In battle the slightest miscommunication can have catastrophic consequences, so soon AI’s will be able to ask soldiers questions to bolster their own understanding.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Flippy the burger flipping robot just got hired in 100 burger joints in Cali

Flippy the burger flipping robot just got hired in 100 burger joints in Cali

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are a lot of jobs that can be automated, and robots are coming to automate them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You...

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Neumann Space successfully turns space junk into space fuel for satellites

Neumann Space successfully turns space junk into space fuel for satellites

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s plenty of junk in space, and if it can be turned into fuel then it will kill two birds with one stone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Robot waiters get bussing in Silicon Valley’s newest hot restaurant

Robot waiters get bussing in Silicon Valley’s newest hot restaurant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans do a lot of things that we shouldn’t bother with, like carrying dishes around, so now we have robots to do it for us.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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The US Army is training to take down real life hunter killer Terminator robots

The US Army is training to take down real life hunter killer Terminator robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of war will be autonomous and machine versus machine versus humans, so the US military’s getting ready for future wars where the rules have changed …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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First of a kind Chinese smart city to put AI in control of meeting citizen’s needs

First of a kind Chinese smart city to put AI in control of meeting citizen’s needs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is a difference between managing a smart city and being responsible for meeting the needs of that city’s residents and now AI is doing both.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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UK researchers on the path to release swarms of robots into our sewers

UK researchers on the path to release swarms of robots into our sewers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every year we loose trillions of gallons of water from old leaking pipes and infrastructure, and now the robots are getting onto the case …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Robots go on patrol in South Korean care homes to detect mental health issues

Robots go on patrol in South Korean care homes to detect mental health issues

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better at using different biomarkers and biometric cues to detect how people are feeling it’s opening up new healthcare opportunities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI, supercomputers and scientists created the world’s first living programable robots from frog cells, and they just spontaneously reproduced themselves surprising the everyone …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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New smart kinetic clothing records and plays back your breathing

New smart kinetic clothing records and plays back your breathing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re training AI can help you improve your technique, and now it can help you get your breathing right too.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Beach robots arrive in Florida to clean up all your beach trash

Beach robots arrive in Florida to clean up all your beach trash

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are plenty of people who disrespect our beaches and environment by leaving tons of trash everywhere – now the robots are on a clean up mission.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The world’s most advanced humanoid robot takes parkour in its stride

The world’s most advanced humanoid robot takes parkour in its stride

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While Atlas looks like, and is, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot alot of its behaviours and movements are still pre-programmed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It can run, balance like...

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To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We need AI’s and robots to be able to explain their behaviours and actions and this is the first step…   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Hey Siri, can you find me...

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For the first time the UN believes a hunter killer drone autonomously killed humans in battle

For the first time the UN believes a hunter killer drone autonomously killed humans in battle

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the technology to create fully autonomous weapons systems that can hunt and kill targets, as well as the ability to create fully autonomous kill chains, but this is the first example of one being used. Possibly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join...

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This robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster than humans

This robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster than humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can conduct experiments thousands of times faster then you can make breakthroughs thousands of times faster – and that’s a game changer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence...

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This robot taught itself to walk in simulation then went for a stroll

This robot taught itself to walk in simulation then went for a stroll

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Coding robots to do things is so yesterday – training them in simulation is the future and it’s fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I showed off how training a...

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NASA experiments with self-healing robots made from ice for deep space exploration

NASA experiments with self-healing robots made from ice for deep space exploration

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are no spare parts in the deep universe to repair broken robots with, but there’s plenty of ice …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “It was right around dawn on...

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