June 3, 2013

A Man's Quest to Live Forever as a Cyborg

Andrew Kramer, New York Times

AP Photo

GET right up close to Dmitry Itskov and sniff all you like — you will not pick up even the faintest hint of crazy. He is soft-spoken and a bit shy, but expansive once he gets talking, and endearingly mild-mannered. He never seems ruffled, no matter what question you ask. Even if you ask the obvious one, which he has encountered more than a few times since 2011, when he started “this project,” as he sometimes calls it.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Cyborgs, Robots


October 23, 2013
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Not Going Well
Brian Merchant, Vice
Earlier this month, the US military invited robotics companies out to Fort Benning to demonstrate the latest robotic warfare tech. The star attraction was a wheeled, remote-controlled, machine gun-toting robot that could use... more ››
October 23, 2013
Will Machines Ever Think?
Lisa Jardine, BBC News
In the early 1950s, "machine intelligence" was a favourite topic among those who wanted to put the war years behind them and look forward to a sparkling science-led future. From robots to electronic brains, the idea was that... more ››
October 21, 2013
The Robot That Will Kill Starbucks
Christopher Mims, Quartz
Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its... more ››
October 19, 2013
Building the Robots of Mars
John Timmer, Ars Technica
After getting off the subway at 34th Street, I headed west past Macy's and continued walking as the storefronts gradually gave way to office towers. As the Hudson came into view, I stepped into a generic office building and... more ››