Robot Economy Is Just Around the Corner

Robot Economy Is Just Around the Corner

Robots today are being designed to do everything from carry heavy loads on the battlefield to work a stripper pole. Thankfully, they are still not particularly graceful at either task and so, for the time being, those jobs are still safe. Many of the people who work on the hardware and software of the future […]

Rise of the Robot Termite Colony

Rise of the Robot Termite Colony

Termites tend to be viewed as destroyers of housing rather than sculptors of worlds. Yet the compounds that termites sculpt from practically nothing within the confines of Africa are fantastically complicated—some structures stemming 40 feet tall. A few of the chambers that termites construct even contain primitive forms of air-conditioning. What makes the behavior of […]