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Driverless cars change lanes more like humans do

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 22/05/2018 - 11:48
Researchers will present a new lane-change algorithm that splits the difference. It allows for more aggressive lane changes than the simple models do but relies only on immediate information about other vehicles' directions and velocities to make decisions.

Soft machines: Fast, low-voltage actuator for soft and wearable robotics

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 21/05/2018 - 14:38
In the world of robotics, soft robots are the new kids on the block. The unique capabilities of these automata are to bend, deform, stretch, twist or squeeze in all the ways that conventional rigid robots cannot. Today, it is easy to envision a world in which humans and robots collaborate -- in close proximity -- in many realms. Emerging soft robots may help to ensure that this can be done safely, and in a way that syncs to human environments or even interfaces with humans themselves.

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 12:33
A robotic system has been developed to automate the production of human mini-organs derived from stem cells. The ability to rapidly, mass produce organoids promises to expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery. The system was tested in producing kidney organoids, including models of polycystic kidney disease. The robots were also programmed to analyze the organoids they produced.

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:38
Engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 14:25
Engineers have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam.

New robot concept uses responsive materials to swim through water

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 14:25
Engineers have created a soft robot that does not rely on a motor to propel itself through the water.

Robot teaches itself how to dress people

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 12:25
A robot is successfully sliding hospital gowns on people's arms. The machine doesn't use its eyes as it pulls the cloth. Instead, it relies on the forces it feels as it guides the garment onto a person's hand, around the elbow and onto the shoulder.

Brain-computer interface based on mutual learning helps tetraplegics in avatar race

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 14:58
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are seen as a potential means by which severely physically impaired individuals can regain control of their environment, but establishing such an interface is not trivial. A new study suggests the most dramatic improvements in computer-augmented performance are likely to occur when both human and machine are allowed to learn.

AI detects patterns of gut microbes for cholera risk

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 15:31
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to spot patterns within the communities of bacteria living in the human gut. These patterns could indicate who among the approximately one billion people around the globe at risk of cholera infection will get sick with the diarrheal disease.

3D reconstruction of hidden branch structures made by using image analysis and AI tech

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 09:02
Scientists have succeeded in reconstruction of plant branch structures, including the branch structures under leaves, by using image analysis and artificial intelligence technology, a world first.

Could robots be counselors? Early research shows positive user experience

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 03/05/2018 - 14:27
New research has shown for the first time that a social robot can deliver a 'helpful' and 'enjoyable' motivational interview (MI) -- a counseling technique designed to support behavior change.

Transparent eel-like soft robot can swim silently underwater

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 10:29
An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The foot-long robot, which is connected to an electronics board that remains on the surface, is also virtually transparent.

Turning deep-learning AI loose on software development

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 12:02
Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers by writing chunks of code in response to keywords.

Researchers design 'soft' robots that can move on their own

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 14:13
If Star Wars' R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.

Robot developed for automated assembly of designer nanomaterials

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:16
Engineers have developed a robot that can identify, collect, and manipulate two-dimensional nanocrystals. The robot stacked nanocrystals to form the most complex van der Waals heterostructure produced to date, with much less human intervention than the manual operations previously used to produce van der Waals heterostructures. This robot allows unprecedented access to van der Waals heterostructures, which are attractive for use in advanced electronics.

An AI that makes road maps from aerial images

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 13:00
Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven't mapped all of it yet. In particular, mapping roads can be tedious: even after taking aerial images, companies like Google still have to spend many hours manually tracing out roads. As a result, they haven't yet gotten around to mapping the vast majority of the more than 20 million miles of roads across the globe.

Two robots are better than one: 5G antenna measurement research

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 14:24
Researchers continue to develop new antenna measurement methods, this time for future 5G wireless communications systems.

Face recognition technology that works in the dark

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 14:24
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence and machine learning technique that produces a visible face image from a thermal image of a person's face captured in low-light or nighttime conditions. This development could lead to enhanced real-time biometrics and post-mission forensic analysis for covert nighttime operations.

Artificial intelligence helps predict likelihood of life on other worlds

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:39
Developments in artificial intelligence may help us to predict the probability of life on other planets. The study uses artificial neural networks (ANNs) to classify planets into five types, estimating a probability of life in each case, which could be used in future interstellar exploration missions.

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 29/03/2018 - 09:54
The board game Go was long considered to be a bastion reserved for human players due to its complexity. Now, however, the world's best players no longer have any chance of winning against the 'AlphaGo' software. Researchers have now demonstrated that the recipe for the success of this software can be put to excellent use to plan chemical syntheses.

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