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

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

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.

How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 10:10
Computer scientists and engineers have launched the 'MegaFace Challenge,' the world's first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person scale.

Service robot Floka’s big debut

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 10:48
What must an intelligent apartment provide in order to make everyday life safe, healthy, and comfortable? Robotics experts have developed the service robot Floka. Floka is fitted with a new "social" robotic head that was also developed at CITEC whose facial expressions can signal happiness, worry, interest, or anger.

Making computers reason and learn by analogy

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 15:50
Using the power of analogy, a new structure-mapping engine gives computers the ability to reason like humans and even solve moral dilemmas.

RedEye could let your phone see 24-7

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 16:11
Researchers have just the thing for information overload: image-processing technology that sees all and remembers only what it should. RedEye could allow computers to continuously see what their owners see.

New technique improves accuracy of computer vision technologies

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 11:22
Researchers have developed a new technique that improves the ability of computer vision technologies to better identify and separate objects in an image, a process called segmentation.

Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:03
Researchers have succeeded in fabricating an organic nanofiber electronic device that emulates not only the important working principles and energy consumption of biological synapses but also the morphology.

Robotic motion planning in real-time

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:01
Robots with multi-jointed arms must plan their motion, a difficult problem that requires time-consuming computation. Simply picking an object up in an environment that has not been pre-engineered for the robot may require several seconds of computation. A new computer processor for robotic motion-planning can plan up to 10,000 times faster than existing approaches while consuming a small fraction of the power.

Artificial intelligence achieves near-human performance in diagnosing breast cancer

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 08:52
Pathologists have been largely diagnosing disease the same way for the past 100 years, by manually reviewing images under a microscope. But new work suggests that computers can help doctors improve accuracy and significantly change the way cancer and other diseases are diagnosed.

Threading the way to touch-sensitive robots

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 11:40
Smart threads can be woven into pressure-sensitive electronic skin for robots or medical prosthetics.

Eye-tracking system uses ordinary cellphone camera

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 12:05
For the past 40 years, eye-tracking technology -- which can determine where in a visual scene people are directing their gaze -- has been widely used in psychological experiments and marketing research, but it's required pricey hardware that has kept it from finding consumer applications. Researchers now hope to change that, with software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device.

How insights into human learning can foster smarter artificial intelligence

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 13:36
Recent breakthroughs in creating artificial systems that outplay humans in a diverse array of challenging games have their roots in neural networks inspired by information processing in the brain. Scientists are working to explain in depth how humans and other animals learn.

Activity of nerve cell in freely moving animal analyzed by new robot microscope system

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 11:27
Researchers have developed a novel robot microscope system that automatically tracks a freely moving small animal and manipulates its brain activity with 'projection mapping.'

Robots to provide a steadying hand at the right time

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 13:44
Many new robots look less like the metal humanoids of pop culture and more like high-tech extensions of ourselves and our capabilities.

High-tech librarian knows its books

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:15
Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced again.

Robot carers safer with new technology

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 10:42
Robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them much more suitable for use in the care sector.

Soft-bodied robots: Actuators inspired by muscle

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:23
To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator generates movements similar to those of skeletal muscles using vacuum power to automate soft, rubber beams. Like real muscles, the actuators are soft, shock absorbing, and pose no danger to their environment or humans working collaboratively alongside them or the potential future robots equipped with them.

Child's play: Australia's newest roboticists see eye-to-eye with R2-D2

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 10:44
Children from age 4 can become robot programmers rather than waiting for the higher years in schooling, says an education researcher.

Humans less likely to return to an automated advisor once given bad advice

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 13:25
The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us answers and advice? A recent study found that participants were less likely to return to an automated advisor if given bad advice over a human advisor under the same circumstances.

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