This week on Crave get a glimpse of the future with drug-trafficking drones, a solar-powered plane circling the globe and Russia's new military robot. And then take a look back at the graphical user interfaces in the iconic 1977 film "Star Wars." It's the Crave show!
On today's show, we discuss the DARPA Robotics Challenge (and the rebuilt Atlas robot entering the competition), explain how you can sign up for a free online class about alien life (taught by a Harvard professor), and get gooey over the cutest robot press conference of all time.
Taking consumer drones to the next level, 3DR's latest quadcopter can follow you toting a stabilized GoPro camera to record your every move and does it for less than $1,000.
An all-robot press conference in Japan introduced us to CommU and Sota, two of the cutest robots we've ever seen. There's a bit more to them than simply looking "kawaii": they may someday be capable of acting as a kind of robo-companion for Japan's elderly population.
Robots aim to entertain by singing and acting, but are they as talented as humans? RoboThespians aren't exactly Replicants, but they probably kill at karaoke.
Relive the futuristic technology of "Star Wars" all over again with an edit of all the graphical user interfaces used in the original film contained within one video.
Even with all of its extra features, skip the Yujin Robot iClebo Arte if stellar performance is your top goal.
On today's show, we debate the future of HoloLens, Microsoft's newest augmented reality device. We also check out a robot who learned to cook by watching humans on YouTube and a stunning interactive art installation in Japan.
Vladimir Putin looked less than thrilled when watching a slow-moving military robot riding a four-wheeler. Hey, not all cyborg bikers look like the Terminator.
Technically Incorrect: In Japan, Kodomoroid and Otonaroid convene a public chat ... with a pair of mini-droids. Might this be a fine prognosticator of news conferences to come?