IntelliWheels AGS Shifts the Wheelchair Into a Higher Gear

Scott Daigle, a graduate engineering student at the University of Illinois, looked at the wheelchair, then at the bicycle, and then back at the wheelchair and asked "Why not a gear system on a wheelchair?" Then he built one. » 7/24/11 11:00am 7/24/11 11:00am

Meet Finland's All-Knowing 3D Speed Camera

In Finland there are cameras. Automated cameras. They observe the roads, watching for speeders. Nothing new, right? Wrong. These silent watchers can ding drivers for pretty much everything else too. » 11/07/10 5:00pm 11/07/10 5:00pm

Four Vans Successfully Navigated From Italy to China Without Drivers or…

Without satellite navigation to guide them, or even humans behind the wheel, four vans made the 8,000 mile journey from Italy to China. Seven video cameras combined with solar powered laser scanners made the trek, which ended today, possible. » 10/28/10 7:00pm 10/28/10 7:00pm

Robots Are Stealing American Jobs, According to MIT Economist

Forget the recession, immigration and the mortgage industry collapse - when it comes to loss of American jobs, robots are to blame. » 10/16/10 9:00am 10/16/10 9:00am

This DIY Automated Sentry Gun Looks Terrifyingly Easy To Build

I know the week's barely started, but I've already got the freakishly scary weekend project I want to take on. Some folks have put together instructions to build a completely automatic, autonomous sentry gun. » 11/03/09 1:20am 11/03/09 1:20am

Meade ETX-LS Motorized GPS Telescope Basically Does Astronomy For You

Some details on Meade's ETX-LS telescope have snuck out ahead of its early 2009 launch, and it looks like an amateur telescope for the digital age. That's because it'll drive itself to locate the stars you've chosen to look at automatically, using its database, in-built GPS and electronic level-detector system. And… » 11/14/08 10:00am 11/14/08 10:00am

Vibrating Automatic Soap: One Less Barrier to Cleanliness

So here at Gizmodo, we're not exactly opposed to washing regularly. It's just that it's such a pain in the ass to have to keep moving the soap back and forth just to get a decent lather going. But now we'll be much cleaner, thanks to Vibrating Soap. » 11/13/06 7:05pm 11/13/06 7:05pm