Vintage advertisements for HAL 9000 and the Orion III space plane

Remember Justin Van Genderen's throwback travel posters for locales in comic books and the Star Wars universe? He's now given 2001: A Space Odyssey a similar retro rehash. HAL comes preprogrammed with "Daisy Bell," I'm assuming. » 6/07/11 7:45am 6/07/11 7:45am

Cybernetic exoskeleton creator flaunts this season's latest models

Remember Cyberdyne's HAL exoskeleton that allows you to control a pair of robotic legs with your mind? Cyberdyne recently showcased several of these models in motion. Someday you too can sport a pair of cherry red super-calves. » 3/16/11 2:21pm 3/16/11 2:21pm

The Cyborg Exoskeletons Of The Future Take To The Streets

Three employees of Japan's Cyberdyne robotics company recently demonstrated a new "people-assisting" device: an exoskeleton that could help injured or disabled people walk. The system is called "HAL 5," and three prototypes of the technology paraded through Tokyo this week. » 8/03/09 3:00pm 8/03/09 3:00pm

How Will You Stop the Flood of Spam in 20 Years?

Every day somebody releases a new spam solution, but just as often you hear dire predictions about how spam loads are growing exponentially. How will future generations deal with spam floods in 2030? Though some pundits claim email is becoming obsolete, it's unlikely that most people are going to give up on what is… » 5/30/08 2:36pm 5/30/08 2:36pm

Real "Iron Man" Suits are Coming, but are Just the Beginning

"Iron Man" fans rejoice: real exoskeletons are coming. Japanese company Cyberdyne has plans to start selling their model, the HAL-5 Robot Suit later this year. The American company Sarcos has its own prototype out, too, so the race is on for new generations of exoskeletons that can do everything humans an do, only better … » 4/22/08 9:33am 4/22/08 9:33am