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Shedding light on how humans walk, with robots

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 14:07
Patients walking in clinical robotic suits do not modify their gait in response to forces that are meant to alter the height of their steps, though they do respond to alterations in step length, providing insight into how the human brain executes walking and improving rehabilitative robot design, researchers have discovered.

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 23/05/2017 - 08:32
Inspired by how mammals see, a new 'memristor' computer circuit prototype has the potential to process complex data, such as images and video orders of magnitude, faster and with much less power than today's most advanced systems.

Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:25
Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new study. Even 'dumb AI' can help human groups.

3-D-printed, soft, four legged robot can walk on sand and stone

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 14:34
Engineers have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3-D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains.

Virtual top hats allow swarming robots to fly in tight formation

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 15/05/2017 - 18:04
Researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand gestures and detect faces.

Live interactions with robots increase their perceived human likeness

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 10/05/2017 - 11:52
A recent study found that people who watched live interactions with a robot were more likely to consider the robot to have more human-like qualities.

New robotic fish for environmental monitoring

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 10/05/2017 - 09:15
Researchers are developing a bio-inspired robot equipped with special chemical sensors able to detect the pH of water.

Personality factors are best defense against losing your job to a robot

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:20
New research has found that IQ, along with an early interest in the arts and sciences, predicts who is likely to fall victim to automation in the workplace.

First-ever autonomously controlled 'capsule robot' explores colon

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 11:25
New research shows that an 18-mm magnetized capsule colonoscope, which can be paired with standard medical instruments, successfully performed intricate maneuvers inside the colon while guided by an external magnet attached to a robotic arm. Researchers believe this technology will reduce the potential discomfort of colonoscopies and lead to more people undergoing the life-saving screening test.

Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 08:32
Researchers have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. This is a new twist towards a functioning quantum computer.

Computers learn to understand humans better by modelling them

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 03/05/2017 - 09:30
Despite significant breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, it has been notoriously hard for computers to understand why a user behaves the way s/he does. Now researchers report that computers are able to learn to explain the behavior of individuals by tracking their glances and movements.

Deep learning helps scientists keep track of cell's inner parts

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 11:25
High throughput screens of image-based data allow a direct view of proteins' whereabouts in the cell but the lack of fast and accurate analysis tools has been a bottleneck. Scientists reveal DeepLoc, a deep learning algorithm that is faster and more accurate than the human eye and brings analysis time down from months to hours.

Device allows users to manipulate 3-D virtual objects more quickly

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 01/05/2017 - 09:43
Researchers have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions. The device allows users to manipulate objects more quickly -- with less lag time -- than existing technologies.

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 19:07
Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes.

Can early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 13:07
Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence, suggests a new study.

How state-of-the-art camera that behaves like the human eye could benefit robots and smart devices

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 11:09
Experts will explore how an artificial vision system inspired by the human eye could be used by robots of the future -- opening up new possibilities for securing footage from deep forests, war zones and even distant planets.

Artificial intelligence may help diagnose tuberculosis in remote areas

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:49
Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to radiologists, according to a new study.

New interface allows more efficient, faster technique to remotely operate robots

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:43
A new interface allows users to simply point and click on an item, then choose a grasp, to control a robot remotely.

Click-on arm prosthesis controlled by patient's thoughts

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 09:30
Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique characteristic of this prosthesis is that it can be controlled by the patient's own thoughts. Worldwide, there are only a handful of patients with such a prosthesis.

Scientific discovery game significantly speeds up neuroscience research process

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 15:38
A new scientific discovery game called Mozak is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain science. These citizen scientists have outperformed computers in tracing the intricate shapes of neurons, a first step in understanding how our brain circuitry works.

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