Mind Controlled Robots

The first episode of Star Trek, The Menagerie, Captain Christopher Pike (not Kirk) lands on a distant planet and falls in love with a girl (Vina) that is captured by aliens that communicate telepathically.  Pike attempts to rescue her, but quickly learns that her beauty is really only an illusion put on … Read More

Robotic Pills Inspired By Dr. McCoy

http://live.wsj.com/public/page/embed-A85C0E05_0AB4_4B97_BF22_8C74B550C157.html I have always felt that a hundred years from now, anthropologists will look at our modern medicine with the same disgust as we look at Medieval blood letting practices.  As a child in the doctor’s office, I was always squeamish about getting shots (which back then was every visit). … Read More

Your Surgeon is a Snake

This week is turning out to be a banner week for robots.  Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal front page article featured a story about Georgia Tech’s Robot Chicken Deboner (click to: see video).  While that sounded tasty, I am compelled to tell you the story about “Snakes on Plane”, well almost, at … Read More