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New robot overcomes obstacles

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 25/07/2016 - 12:20
It looks like a bicycle chain, but has just twelve segments about the size of a fist. In each segment there is a motor. This describes pretty much the robot developed by the four bachelor students in Computer Engineering.

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

ScienceDaily's AI News - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 10:41
Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.

Hey robot, shimmy like a centipede

ScienceDaily's AI News - Fri, 22/07/2016 - 09:29
Researchers have used computer simulations and robotics to uncover a surprising insight into the mechanics of locomotion, namely that taming instability -- a factor that might be a disadvantage -- is a key to the centipede's success.

Imaging software predicts how you look with different hair styles, colors, appearances

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:41
How can we predict if a new haircut will look good without physically trying it? Or explore what missing children might look like if their appearance is changed? A new personalized image search engine developed by a computer vision researcher lets a person imagine how they would look with different hairstyles or appearances.

Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:39
A dielectric elastomer with a broad range of motion that requires relatively low voltage and no rigid components has now been created by scientists. This type of actuator could be used in everything from wearable devices to soft grippers, laparoscopic surgical tools, entirely soft robots or artificial muscles in more complex robotics.

Social robots: Programmable by everyone

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:46
Social robots can be used in the educational or health system, where they would support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to make rehabilitation exercises with stroke patients.

Can robots recognize faces even under backlighting?

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 11:11
Researchers have developed a novel technique to address the problem of vision-based face detection and recognition under normal and severe illumination conditions. This technique contributes to help robotic systems that use face information for providing user-dependent services to work well under a large variety of illumination conditions.

Researchers build a crawling robot from sea slug parts and a 3-D printed body

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 11:16
Researchers have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build 'biohybrid' robots to manage different tasks than an animal or purely humanmade robot could.

Robot therapist hits the spot with athletes

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 10:43
Trials of a prototype robot for sports therapy have just begun in Singapore, to create a high quality and repeatable treatment routine to improve sports recovery, reducing reliance on trained therapists.

Using wireless interface, operators control multiple drones by thinking of various tasks

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 14:37
A researcher has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a computer. The device records electrical brain activity. If the controller moves a hand or thinks of something, certain areas light up. A wireless system sends the thought to the robots.

Advancing self-driving car design, other shared human- and machine-controlled systems

ScienceDaily's AI News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 10:16
Computer scientists have described a new approach to managing the challenge of transferring control between a human and an autonomous system.

The debut of a robotic stingray, powered by light-activated rat cells

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:10
Researchers have created a robotic mimic of a stingray that's powered and guided by light-sensitive rat heart cells. The work exhibits a new method for building bio-inspired robots by means of tissue engineering.

Robot helps study how first land animals moved 360 million years ago

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:09
When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. That's one conclusion from a new study of African mudskipper fish and a robot modeled on the animal.

New detection method paves the way for 100 percent detection of esophageal cancer

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 05/07/2016 - 11:19
Recognizing early stages of esophageal cancer is difficult because it can easily be missed. Medical researchers have now been working to develop a method to enable a computer to scan esophagus images for signs of esophageal cancer. With exceptional results: the computer recognizes early cancer with almost as much accuracy as top specialists, of which there is only a handful.

Study exposes major flaw in classic artificial intelligence test

ScienceDaily's AI News - Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:20
A serious problem in the Turing test for computer intelligence is exposed in a new study.

Teaching drones about the birds and the bees

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 04/07/2016 - 08:27
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the future will be able to visually coordinate their flight and navigation just like birds and flying insects do, without needing human input, radar or even GPS satellite navigation.

Weight-loss technologies train the brain to resist temptation

ScienceDaily's AI News - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 11:54
Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets? The game is designed to improve a person's "inhibitory control," the part of the brain that stops you from giving into unhealthy cravings -- even when the smell of French fries is practically begging you to step inside a fast food restaurant. Researchers are testing whether a new smartphone app and computer game can change behaviors.

Want to learn a new language? Get a partner and play this video game

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 27/06/2016 - 13:28
Using a language-learning game called 'Crystallize,' created by computer science faculty and students, researchers found that when players are required to work together they learn more words -- and enjoy the game more.

Robots come to each other's aid when they get the signal

ScienceDaily's AI News - Mon, 27/06/2016 - 09:56
Sometimes all it takes to get help from someone is to wave at them, or point. Now the same is true for robots. Researchers have completed work on a project aimed at enabling robots to cooperate with one another on complex jobs, by using body language.

Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier

ScienceDaily's AI News - Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:16
A computer program that recognizes sketches could help consumers shop more efficiently. Fine-grained sketch-based image retrieval (SBIR) overcomes problems with using words to describe visual objects in words, especially when dealing with precise details, and with using photos, which can restrict the search far too narrowly.

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