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Half a face enough for recognition technology

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 11:46
Facial recognition technology works even when only half a face is visible, researchers have found.

An army of micro-robots can wipe out dental plaque

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 10:43
A swarm of micro-robots, directed by magnets, can break apart and remove dental biofilm, or plaque, from a tooth. The innovation arose from a cross-disciplinary partnership among dentists, biologists, and engineers.

Magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 10:41
Researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices such as personal robots, self-driving cars and drones to better generalize about different objects.

A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body

Wed, 24/04/2019 - 15:36
Bioengineers report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. In an animal model of cardiac valve repair, the team programmed a robotic catheter to find its way along the walls of a beating, blood-filled heart to a leaky valve -- without a surgeon's guidance.

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

Wed, 24/04/2019 - 15:35
A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract -- an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue, and larynx. The study was conducted in research participants with intact speech, but the technology could one day restore the voices of people who have lost the ability to speak due to paralysis or neurological damage.

New way to 'see' objects accelerates the future of self-driving cars

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 14:55
Researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective, and accurate new method for equipping self-driving cars with the tools needed to perceive 3D objects in their path.

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.