Robotic Exoskeleton To Kick Off World Cup


A paralyzed person will today ceremonially kick off the World Cup. At least that’s the plan, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton controlled by thoughts. The equipment is a demonstration of the Walk Again Project, an international collaboration of universities, tech and neuroscience centers. It’s the latest development in research into the idea that detecting electrical signals […]

Turing Test ‘Pass’ Doesn’t Convince All


A Russian computer program is said to have become the first to pass the “Turing Test” for artificial intelligence. Whether that’s the case is a question of interpretation. The Turing test is named after computer pioneer Alan Turing, whose 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” examined whether computers can think. He said such a question […]

Self-driving Cars Get Test City


The University of Michigan is building a 32-acre model city for testing self-driving cars. The Mobile Transformation Facility will include both a city centre with the traditional grid model and a four-lane highway. Realistic features will include “merge lanes, stoplights, intersections, roundabouts, road signs, a railroad crossing, building facades, construction barrels and eventually a mechanical […]