A new robot builder can construct an entire house in two days – and never needs a tea break. Hadrian X is a giant truck-mounted robot that can lay up to 1,000 bricks an hour using a 30-metre arm, meaning it can stay in a single position throughout. Bricks are fed on to a conveyor […]
Forget Google Street View, now there’s Sheep View. Despite mapping out millions of miles of streets around the world, Google has still not sent its 360-degree camera cars to the Faroe Islands. The locals have had enough and have improvised their own version of the technology to map out their islands. Small, handheld 360-degree cameras have been […]
In the late Nineties, Pokémon, a Gameboy, a trading card game, television series and movies swept schools across the country. Exported from Japan, this game of catching cute mythical creatures from the wild and training them up for battle with friends and enemies alike proved thoroughly addictive. Nearly two decades later and Pokémon – which […]
Six-wheeled delivery robots which trundle along at 4mph will soon be used to deliver meals to homes around London. The self-driving robots can navigate through city streets using a GPS tracker coupled with on-board cameras and sensors. When the robot arrives at its destination, the customer has to type in a code that has been […]
CCP’s stunning Project Arena looks like an exciting battle scene from a Tron movie, and playing it feels more visceral than any VR game to date. Could this become the world’s first VR eSport?
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term […]