Soldiers May Soon Be Able to Control a Herd of Robots With Their Heads

A new Army program, called Heads-Up Display for Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles, is said to be developing an "eyeglasses-like display" that projects live video feeds from robots on the ground. That's no breakthrough. But what is new is that our soldiers may even be able to drive these robots—using only the natural… » 5/14/11 12:20am 5/14/11 12:20am

Smart Glasses: Dynamically Changing Lenses to Replace Bifocals

Here's a pair of glasses from PixelOptics that replace bifocals, changing from distant vision to close-up with the flick of a switch. Sure, this prototype is rather odd-looking, but its developers say future versions will be indistinguishable from conventional eyeglasses. The technology works using an extremely thin… » 4/04/06 12:47pm 4/04/06 12:47pm