Autonomous flying machines meet the entertainment industry. Whimsy and delight ensue.

TED’s presented our share of near-misses and might-never-happen tech demos — including, depending on how you count, at least 5 flying cars.

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littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir wants you to snap the internet to anything you want.

Cloud robotics, belief space, and more ideas from the robot future.

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The odd tale of the Maxim Gorky, a 1930s flying Soviet propaganda machine.

Roboticist Raffaello D’Andrea describes his work on three new autonomous flying machines, including one that “knows” what to do when it loses a propeller. (Hint: it doesn’t crash.)