Implant Jamming Shield Will Keep Body Hackers from Giving You a Heart…

Wirelessly-connected medical implants are convenient, smart, and save a lot of lives. But the prospect of murdering someone by remotely-screwing their, say, pacemaker, isn't that remote. And researchers at MIT are working to protect you from implant assassins. » 6/13/11 10:40am 6/13/11 10:40am

UMan Robot Teaches Itself How to Use Objects

Developments like this tend to freak out people who are concerned that robots will one day rise up and make us all their slaves—but it is hard to deny that the UMan robot is impressive. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the UMass Mobile Manipulator (UMan) is an intelligent robot that is capable of… » 7/01/08 7:20pm 7/01/08 7:20pm