What's cooler than reading about robots on PCWorld.com? Watching them in action. With three weeks left, this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition makes for a great weekend trip.
In Death and the Powers, a new opera by MIT Media Lab professor Tod Machover, the main character wishes to leave the physical world, but remain there digitally. He downloads himself into The System and continues to interact with the audience and other characters through robots and a technique called disembodied performance.
Make your own chess-playing robot that plays on the same level that you do.