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Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 11:27
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new and improved snake-inspired soft robot that is faster and more precise than its predecessor.

Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 13:13
Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with that person, according to researchers. In fact, those humanlike features might create a backlash against less responsive humanlike chatbots.

Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 13:13
Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate calculations made on the fly to account for the complex airflows of confined spaces rather than simply 'following its nose.'

Can science writing be automated?

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 10:57
A team of researchers has developed a neural network, a form of artificial intelligence, that can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary in a sentence or two.

Why language technology can't handle Game of Thrones (yet)

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 08:08
Researchers have performed a thorough evaluation of four different name recognition tools on popular 40 novels, including A Game of Thrones. Their analyses highlight types of names and texts that are particularly challenging for these tools to identify as well as solutions for mitigating this.

Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 17:10
A new learning system improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a learning-based particle simulator, could give industrial robots a more refined touch -- and it may have fun applications in personal robotics, such as modelling clay shapes or rolling sticky rice for sushi.

Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:47
A research team has developed a method to construct a biohybrid system that incorporates Vorticella microorganisms. The method allows movable structures to be formed in a microchannel and harnessed to Vorticella. The biohybrid system demonstrates the conversion of motion from linear motion to rotation. These fundamental technologies help researchers to create wearable smart microsystems by using autonomous microorganisms.

Scientists build a machine to see all possible futures

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:47
Researchers have implemented a prototype quantum device that can generate and analyze a quantum superposition of possible futures. Using a novel quantum algorithm, the possible outcomes of a decision process are encoded as a superposition of different photon locations. Using interferometry, the team show that it is possible to conduct a search through the set of possible futures without looking at each future individually.

AI agent offers rationales using everyday language to explain its actions

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 17:25
Researchers have developed an artificially intelligent (AI) agent that can automatically generate natural language explanations in real-time to convey the motivations behind its actions.

Engineers tap DNA to create 'lifelike' machines

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 14:51
Tapping into the unique nature of DNA, engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things.

Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 09:37
Researchers have created a new low-cost, human friendly robot named Blue, designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher could have one. The team hopes Blue will accelerate the development of robotics for the home.

The cost of computation

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 16:16
There's been a rapid resurgence of interest in understanding the energy cost of computing. Recent advances in this 'thermodynamics of computation' are now summarized.

Robots created with 3D printers could be caring for those in golden years

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 12:32
Researchers have developed a new design method to create soft robots that may help in caregiving for elderly family members.

Laying the ground for robotic strategies in environmental protection

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 09:12
Roboticists have developed a robot named 'Romu' that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil. The structures that it builds could function as retaining walls or check dams for erosion control, and, according to computer simulations, the robot could be deployed in swarms to help protect threatened areas that are flooded or extremely arid more effectively.

Teaching computers to intelligently design 'billions' of possible materials

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 12:44
Researchers are applying one of the first uses of deep learning -- the technology computers use to intelligently perform tasks such as recognizing language and driving autonomous vehicles -- to the field of materials science.

Artificial intelligence enables recognizing and assessing a violinist's bow movements

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 11:30
In playing music, gestures are extremely important, in part because they are directly related to the sound and the expressiveness of the musicians. Today, technology exists that captures movement and is capable of detecting gestural details very precisely.

New, more realistic simulator will improve self-driving vehicle safety before road testing

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 14:20
Scientists have developed data-driven simulation technology that combines photos, videos, real-world trajectory, and behavioral data into a scalable, realistic autonomous driving simulator.

A rubber computer eliminates the last hard components from soft robots

Mon, 25/03/2019 - 15:10
A new rubber computer combines the feel of a human hand with the thought process of an electronic computer, replacing the last hard components in soft robots. Now, soft robotics can travel where metals and electronics cannot -- like high-radiation disaster areas, outer-space, and deep underwater -- and turn invisible to the naked eye or even sonar detection.

Researchers get humans to think like computers

Fri, 22/03/2019 - 09:02
Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences and even school buses. People aren't supposed to be able to see how those images trip up computers but in a new study, researchers show most people actually can.

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain (and vice versa)

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 14:11
Researchers have described the results of experiments that used artificial neural networks to predict with greater accuracy than ever before how different areas in the brain respond to specific words. The work employed a type of recurrent neural network called long short-term memory (LSTM) that includes in its calculations the relationships of each word to what came before to better preserve context.