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Happy Mother’s Day: Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

Portable electronics like smartphones and tablets are indispensable tools for mothers and caregivers. Why do we shame them for allowing kids screen time?
Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson

How to Find Hope in Dystopian Fiction

It’s crucial that we use dystopias to inspire social and technological innovation.
Student using a cell phone

Should Cell Phones Be Used in the Classroom?

When schools welcome the use of cell phones and other technologies in the classroom.
Google's self-driving car

That Time a Self-Driving Car Stared Down a Cyclist

A cyclist in Austin, Texas had an awkward encounter with a Google self-driving car when he approached a 4-way stop at the same time as the vehicle.

Who’s Afraid of Killer Robots?

Two recent DARPA projects have sparked fears about killer robots, machines that can decide whether to engage a target without human oversight.

Robots That Communicate with Each Other

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on creating robots that communicate with each other, allowing them to collaborate on tasks.

#museumselfies: Museums and Selfies in this Digital Age

Will selfies save our museums? Find out about this growing #museumselfie trend.

Pizza-Making Robots, Coming in 2018

The Robot Dymamic Manipulation (RoDyMan) Project aims to create pizza-making robots.

How Synthetic Brains Can Advance Robotics

Why try to create synthetic brains? Given the anxieties around artificial intelligence, why risk it?
Origami Robot Courtesy of MIT

Self-Folding Origami Robots!

Origami robots can not only walk, but swim, climb, and carry twice their body weight—granted, the robot only weighs a third of a gram.