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Robots need a new philosophy to get a grip

Mon, 12/08/2019 - 09:44
Robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future. In simple terms, this means machines need to understand motive the way humans do, and not just perform tasks blindly, without context.

Artificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 11:30
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately and to better detect and diagnose breast cancer.

The brain inspires a new type of artificial intelligence

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 08:57
Using advanced experiments on neuronal cultures and large scale simulations, scientists have demonstrated a new type of ultrafast artificial intelligence algorithms -- based on the very slow brain dynamics -- which outperform learning rates achieved to date by state-of-the-art learning algorithms. In an article in Scientific Reports, the researchers rebuild the bridge between neuroscience and advanced artificial intelligence algorithms that has been left virtually useless for almost 70 years.

Robotic cane shown to improve stability in walking

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 13:14
By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, researchers have transformed it into a 21st century robotic device that can provide light-touch assistance in walking to the aged and others with impaired mobility. The autonomous robot 'walks' alongside a person to provide light-touch support, much as one might lightly touch a companion's arm or sleeve to maintain balance while walking.

Seeing how computers 'think' helps humans stump machines and reveals AI weaknesses

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:49
Researchers have figured out how to reliably create questions that challenge computers and reflect the complexity of human language through a human-computer collaboration, developing a dataset of more than 1,200 questions that, while easy for people to answer, stump the best computer answering systems today. The system that learns to master these questions will have a better understanding of language than any system currently in existence.

Technique uses magnets, light to control and reconfigure soft robots

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:44
Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to remotely control the movement of soft robots, lock them into position for as long as needed and later reconfigure the robots into new shapes. The technique relies on light and magnetic fields.

Manufacture of light-activated proteins

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:45
A new strategy for designing light-sensitive proteins has been developed. Such proteins, also known as optogenetic tools, can be switched on and off through light impulses, thus triggering specific cellular processes. So far, researchers developing optogenetic tools have been pretty much forced to resort to trial-and-error. A combination of computer-aided and experimental methods has now paved the way for a more targeted approach.

You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 14:58
A new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach -- and it's nearly as hardy as a cockroach, too: Try to squash this robot under your foot, and more than likely, it will just keep going. Small, durable robots like these could be advantageous in search and rescue missions, the creators say.

Camera can watch moving objects around corners

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 13:23
By analyzing single particles of light, this camera system can reconstruct room-size scenes and moving objects that are hidden around a corner. This work could someday help autonomous cars and robots see better.

Calculating the properties of molecules on a noisy quantum computer

Thu, 25/07/2019 - 11:25
Chemistry and physics researchers have advanced quantum simulation by devising an algorithm that can more efficiently calculate the properties of molecules on a noisy quantum computer.

Could rat brains hold the secret to giving cars, robots better navigational skills?

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 14:42
Neuroscientists say special 'mapping' brain cells could inspire the design of smarter self-driving vehicles.

What do dragonflies teach us about missile defense?

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 12:57
Research is examining whether dragonfly-inspired computing could improve missile defense systems, which have the similar task of intercepting an object in flight, by making on-board computers smaller without sacrificing speed or accuracy.

This deep neural network fights deepfakes

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:21
Researchers have developed a deep neural network architecture that can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision by studying the boundaries of objects in the image.

Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 11:25
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these 'micro-bristle-bots' might work together to sense environmental changes, move materials -- or perhaps one day repair injuries inside the human body.

New e-skin innovation gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 11:24
Researchers have developed an ultra responsive and robust artificial nervous system for e-skins.

Take flight! Automating complex design of universal controller for hybrid drones

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 12:48
Hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are drones that combine the advantages of multi-copters and fixed-wing planes. These drones are equipped to vertically take off and land like multi-copters, yet also have the strong aerodynamic performance and energy-saving capabilities of traditional planes. As hybrid UAVs continue to evolve, however, controlling them remotely still remains a challenge.

Get up and go bots getting closer

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 09:55
Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional.

Deep learning algorithm solves Rubik's Cube faster than any human

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 16:16
A deep reinforcement learning algorithm can solve the Rubik's Cube puzzle in a fraction of a second. The work is a step toward making AI systems that can think, reason, plan and make decisions.

Game-theory research better allocates military resources, fight cancer

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 10:33
A game-theory research using artificial intelligence may help treat cancer and other diseases, improve cybersecurity, deploy Soldiers and assets more efficiently and even win a poker game.

'The way you move': Body structure brings coordinated movement

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 12:02
A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without the brain telling them to do so. This provides insights useful for physiology and robotics.


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