DARPA’s Battlefield Robot Medic to Deploy in 2009

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

  This year is the 50th anniversary of DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon research arm who turns science fiction fantasy into military reality.  DARPA conducts high-risk…

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Docinthemachine Guest Blogging at Medgadget!

Friday, March 30, 2007

I am very excited to begin guest blogging over at Medgadget!  I am sure many of you are familiar with the site.  Medgadget is a hugely popular site…

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Bionic Friday Posts

Friday, March 23, 2007

For your enjoyment today – a collection of forward thinking docinthemachine posts about robotics and bionic humans.  Take a minute today to push your mind a decade into…

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Robotic Amoeba Created: Teens Fear Bionic Blob

Friday, March 23, 2007

Dennis Hong, of Virginia Tech College of Engineering is designing a Whole Skin Locomotion (WSL) mechanism for robots to work on much the same principle as the pseudopod…

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Better Retinal Implants for Blindness Cure Coming

Friday, March 23, 2007

I previously wrote about retinal implants that might cure blindness.  This idea is yet another in the line of machine-human implants that will first replace natural abilities –…

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If You Transfer Your Mind to Robot Which One of You is “You”?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Kurzweil and others have been forecasting the coming of the technological singularity for some time. The term, coined by Vernor Vinge, describes the creation of “humans 2.0″ when…

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The Most Life-Like Android Ever Made: Video

Friday, March 23, 2007

Meet Jules, the most life-like robot you have ever seen. The robot is programmed with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence features.  It can recognize babies vs. adults, its creator…

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Docinthemachine Guest Blogging on Lifeboat Foundation Blog

Thursday, March 15, 2007

 I am honored and excited to have been invited to guest blog on the Lifeboat Foundation Blog.  My first post is on the new DARPA 2007 focus plan and…

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Is Technology Good, Evil, or Neutral?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Technology is neither good nor evil, it’s the use that crosses the moral boundaries. As technology is leaping forward an unprecedented pace, this old question is more pressing…

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Grand Rounds Vol. 3.25 is Up!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Grand Rounds 3.25 is up over at Scienceroll.  A gret blog I have mentioned before it is run by Bertalan Meskó, a Hungarian Medical Student wit a passion for…

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