Skynet

Skynet

Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break

Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
Michael Byrne
1.17.18
terminator

Police Love Naming Their Spying Tools After 'Skynet'

Why would anyone name their project this?
Samantha Cole
8.9.17
All in Your Head

We're Scared of Robots Because We're Scared of Humans

Fear can't hide forever.
Jordan Pearson
10.28.15
robots

This Robot Reads the Internet to Teach Itself to Make Pancakes and Popcorn

Because what better reason to spend so much time, energy, money, and resources creating such cutting-edge robotic technology than to boss it around and make you food all day?
Javier Cabral
8.26.15
SURVEILLANCE

These Surveillance Cameras Can Tell When You're Drunk

46 new cameras have been installed this week in the Kyobashi station in Osaka, and here’s the catch: they’re programmed to automatically scan passengers for signs of intoxication and alert attendants if necessary.
Javier Cabral
8.13.15
robot umpires

Eric Byrnes, For One, Welcomes Our New Robot Umpires

This weekend, two independent league teams are using the PITCHf/x computer system to call balls and strikes with help from ex-big leaguer Eric Byrnes.
Joseph Swide
7.29.15
videos

There's a Whole Lot of Sword-Fighting Robots Out There

Well, at least three.
Michael Byrne
4.11.15
robots

The Robots Are Coming, the Robots Are Here

If 2014 was any indicator we are now living among the machines, and there’s no turning back. Should we be worried?
Brian Anderson
12.24.14
Film

The 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer Is Here, but What Does It Mean?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in his most famous role—the time-traveling robotic assassin known as the Terminator. The first trailer for the new film is out, so we looked at just how similar this film might be to its predecessors.
Dave Schilling
12.4.14
Culture

How the Pentagon’s Skynet Would Automate War

Mass surveillance, drone swarms, cyborg soldiers, telekinesis, synthetic organisms, and laser beams will determine future conflict by 2030.
Nafeez Ahmed
11.24.14
Motherboard Blog

The DARPA Cyborg Showdown Looked Like a Golf Game Between Giant Babies

Real progress in humanoid robots isn’t going to come from DARPA's comparatively puny million-dollar awards. This is now Google's game to lose.
Arthur Holland Michel
12.23.13
Motherboard Blog

Here's a Drone Delivering Arnold Schwarzenegger His Stogey

Something about Skynet.
Brian Anderson
11.1.13
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