Researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new water-based lithium-ion battery that can reach the critical 4.0 volt threshold without the danger of explosion and fire inherent in non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.
In partnership with engineers from Hyundai, Jonathon Keats, an experimental philosopher and artist, has developed, Roadable Synapse, a concept that uses vehicle sensors to convey a sense of what the car is experiencing directly to the driver.
Representatives of prominent AI and robots companies, including Google, Tesla, and Universal Robotics, have called for the UN to ban killer robots. But the issue is turning out to be as complex as the robots themselves.
Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a vacuum-powered, soft pneumatic actuator that can be modularly deployed for a variety of robotics applications.