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New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 13:19
A group of researchers reports the construction of the first reservoir computing device built with a microelectromechanical system. The neural network exploits the nonlinear dynamics of a microscale silicon beam to perform its calculations. The group's work looks to create devices that can act simultaneously as a sensor and a computer using a fraction of the energy a normal computer would use.

Artificial intelligence helps reveal how people process abstract thought

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 11:50
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, much of the public attention has focused on how successfully these technologies can compete against humans at chess and other strategy games. A philosopher has taken a different approach, deconstructing the complex neural networks used in machine learning to shed light on how humans process abstract learning.

Model helps robots navigate more like humans do

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:54
Researchers have now devised a way to help robots navigate environments more like humans do. Their novel motion-planning model lets robots determine how to reach a goal by exploring the environment, observing other agents, and exploiting what they've learned before in similar situations.

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance AI

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 16:27
Researchers are developing a new computer architecture, better equipped to handle increased data loads from artificial intelligence. Their designs draw on concepts from the human brain and significantly outperform conventional computers in comparative studies.

Robot masters human balancing act

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 10:30
By translating a key human physical skill, whole-body balance, into an equation, engineers used the numerical formula to program their robot Mercury.

Smart technology for synchronized 3D printing of concrete

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 10:28
Scientists have developed a technology where two robots can work in unison to 3D-print a concrete structure.

Tiny soft robot with multilegs paves way for drugs delivery in human body

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 08:27
A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environment has just been developed. This mini delivery-robot could pave way for medical technology advancement such as drugs delivery in human body.

Robots may need lizard-like tails for 'off-road' travel

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 08:27
Robots may one day tackle obstacles and traverse uneven terrains thanks to collaborative research analyzing the motion of lizards. The study used a slow motion camera to capture the nuanced movement of eight species of Australian agamid lizards that run on two legs -- an action known as 'bipedal' movement.

New robot picks a peck of peppers and more

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 14:16
SWEEPER is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion. The team spearheaded efforts to improve the robot's ability to detect ripe produce using computer vision, and has played a role in defining the specifications of the robot's hardware and software interfaces, focusing on supervisory control activities.

Researchers teach computers to see optical illusions

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 11:34
By making a neural-network computer model that can be fooled by optical illusions like humans, the researchers advanced knowledge of the human visual system and may help improve artificial vision.

Combining multiple CCTV images could help catch suspects

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 11:34
Combining multiple poor quality CCTV images into a single, computer-enhanced composite could improve the accuracy of facial recognition systems used to identify criminal suspects, new research suggests.

'Robotic Skins' turn everyday objects into robots

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 14:49
When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New 'Robotic Skins' technology flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate the inanimate and turn everyday objects into robots.

Machine-learning system tackles speech and object recognition, all at once

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 14:08
Computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image. Given an image and an audio caption, the model will highlight in real-time the relevant regions of the image being described.

Tiny camera lens may help link quantum computers to network

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 14:20
Scientists have invented a tiny camera lens, which may lead to a device that links quantum computers to an optical fiber network.

Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 14:19
A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is presented in Science. Experiments with this first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot -- carried out in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research - improved our understanding of how fruit flies control aggressive escape maneuvers. Apart from its further potential in insect flight research, the robot's exceptional flight qualities open up new drone applications.

Helping computers fill in the gaps between video frames

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 13:45
Researchers have developed an add-on module that helps artificial intelligence systems called convolutional neural networks, or CNNs, to fill in the gaps between video frames to greatly improve the network's activity recognition.

Computer avatars play a part in dementia detection

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 11:38
Scientists have demonstrated the possibility of detecting dementia from conversations in human-agent interaction. Their research shows how a machine can learn characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answered easy questions from avatars on a computer.

Enhancing data analysis for large hadron collider

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 13:34
Physicists have created new techniques that deploy machine learning as a means to significantly improve data analysis for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's most powerful particle accelerator.

What catches our eye

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 11:02
Our unconscious gaze is controlled by an automatic selection process computed by a neural network in the brain. Details of this computation have now been studied and could soon become relevant for robotic implementations.

Beyond deep fakes: Transforming video content into another video's style, automatically

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 08:31
Researchers have devised a way to automatically transform the content of one video into the style of another, making it possible to transfer the facial expressions of comedian John Oliver to those of a cartoon character, or to make a daffodil bloom in much the same way a hibiscus would.