Science fiction is filled with robotic personalities that accompany human astronauts on their voyages: Gerty in Moon, TARS in Interstellar, Marvin in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and of course, HAL-9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But now, an actual free-floating robotic head known as CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), will bring these speculative visions to life, assuming it is safely delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) this June. CIMON is on track to be the “first AI-based mission and flight assistance system,” on the station,…

While the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may be over, winter sports are still going strong in London. An unusual snowfall has covered European cities from Rome to London in a blanket of snow, closing schools, snarling traffic, and causing a massive snowball fight between priests and kids in St. Peter’s Square. Vatican residents aren’t the only ones having fun, though. In London, Tuesday’s snow caused train delays across the city and traffic jams from Chelsea to Shoreditch, so a few brave souls came up with a unique solution…

Here’s the moment British police using a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera locate a car crash victim in the dead of night. The man was found unconscious in a ditch some 160 meters from where the car flipped. The post How British cops used a drone to save a car crash victim’s life appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

A new offering from Parrot helps you create cool edits of your drone footage in just a few taps. Compatible with Bebop drones, Flight Director costs $20 via Parrot’s FreeFlight Pro app, though there is a free tier, too. The post Flight Director for Bebop drones lets you create cool videos in a few taps appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

An usually icy winter blasting through Europe reached Rome, blanketing the Italian capital in a rare 4 inches of snow. While schools were closed and public transportation paralyzed, residents of the Eternal City were given the rare opportunity to ski, sled and build snowmen. Priests and students held a snowball fight in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. It was the heaviest snowfall to hit Rome in six years View original article at Time Magazine