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(Updated on 09/10/2013)
The smart multitasking drones of the future - a video - 12 August 2014
"BBC Click's Marc Cieslak met with BAE Systems, to see the potential future military uses for drones and also learn how the technology is being adapted to help rescue people from dangerous locations and even prevent poaching."
Why everyone may have a personal air vehicle - 31 October 2013 - Article + Video
"The idea of having a part car, part plane, part drone parked outside your home may not be as far-fetched as it seems. There really aren’t any technological hurdles to this."
- Will we ever... pass the Turing Test for computers? - 16 May 2012
"As the latest set of contestants fail the infamous Turing Test, John Pavlus explores what it will take to create a computer that can think like a human."
- The driverless taxi of the future at Heathrow Airport. - 25 November 2009
"The driverless taxi, or personal rapid transit, drives itself around a network of guideways using a combination of systems including laser sensors
and computer controls.
The electric vehicles look a bit like the futuristic transport pods used in James Bond movies."
- Driving a car using your phone - 14 November 2009
"Researchers in Germany have developed software that allows you to drive a car - with a mobile phone.
It is part of project aimed at creating a fully automated vehicle.
The BBC's Berlin correspondent Steve Rosenberg tried it out."
- Futuristic gadgets out of Japan - 6 November 2009
- "a phone that transfers data through people's bodies,
a music player controlled by eye movement
and a flexible organic light-emitting diode screen (OLED)."
Vision of the future seen in bionic contact lens - 21 January /2008
Prototype includes light-emitting diodes, basic wiring and a tiny antenna...
Future versions, the scientists believe, could serve as a flexible plastic platform for applications such as surfing the Internet on a virtual screen, immersing gamers in virtual worlds and monitoring patients’ medical conditions."