Ratan describes his work at EmTech 2011.
A globe studded with cameras captures a panorama if you throw it in the air.
OLogic shows off two entertainment bots, a desktop "pet" and a mobile music machine.
In the hectic world of a hospital, a computer-simulated nurse can be surprisingly comforting.
Our November/December 2011 issue features new technology for eavesdropping on the hive mind, an essay on the evolution of privacy, and much more.
Originally developed as a therapeutic tool to help autistic children with social communication, this robot is now being released as a toy that can dance in time to music or clapping. Sensors make the robot sensitive to types of touch, allowing it to respond differently to, say, pokes and squeezes.
New technology deciphers—and empowers—the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
Inventor David Albert’s video of an iPhone hack proved a hit.
Chris Foss has created some of the most iconic images in science fiction over the course of his 40-year career. He has painted covers for the books of Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, and many more. TRSF is his first major U.S. commission in recent years, and this video shows how Foss developed the painting from the sketch of an idea to a gripping image. For more about Foss’s work, visit www.chrisfossart.com.
Tablet computers are sweeping into medicine and bringing data to the patient bedside.