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Social, telepresence robots revealed by scientists

Tue, 29/12/2015 - 07:07
Say hello to Nadine, a "receptionist" at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is friendly, and will greet you back. Next time you meet her, she will remember your name and your previous conversation with her. She looks almost like a human being, with soft skin and flowing brunette hair. She smiles when greeting you, looks at you in the eye when talking, and can also shake hands with you. And she is a humanoid.

Wired for gaming: Brain differences in compulsive video game players

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 19:41
Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Others are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control.

Teaching machines to see

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 07:15
Two technologies which use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings could be used for the development of driverless cars and autonomous robotics -- and can be used on a regular camera or smartphone.

'Robot locust' can traverse rocky terrain, assist in search and rescue

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 14:35
A new miniature robot is poised to make a major contribution to the field of advanced robotics. Researchers believe that the new locust-inspired robot will perform well in search-and-rescue missions and in reconnaissance operations in rough terrain.

Snake bellies help scientists get a grip

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 13:05
A new study sheds light on how snakes' sharp-edged belly keels improve climbing abilities, which could lead to bio-inspired robotic designs and new methods to prevent snake invasion.

Team demonstrates 'hybrid' logic gate as work towards quantum computer continues

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 13:43
Quantum logic gates between different isotopic species are possible, can be driven by a relatively simple laser system, and can work with precision beyond the so-called 'fault-tolerant threshold' precision of approximately 99 percent -- the precision necessary to implement the techniques of quantum error correction, without which a quantum computer of useful size cannot be built, report researchers.

How the brain can handle so much data

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 16:06
Humans can categorize data using less than 1 percent of the original information, and validated an algorithm to explain human learning -- a method that also can be used for machine learning, data analysis and computer vision -- researchers report.

How researchers are turning 'Star Wars' droids into reality

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 12:28
The enduring popularity of and interest in droids like C-3PO and R2-D2 speaks to the fascination many people have with robotics and artificial intelligence. Although no one will have their own C-3PO soon, a number of researchers are working to make droids more science fact than science fiction.

Improved robotic testing systems

Mon, 14/12/2015 - 09:30
New mathematical models can give us better and cheaper robotic systems.

Scientists teach machines to learn like humans

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 14:45
A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that captures our learning abilities, enabling computers to recognize and draw simple visual concepts that are mostly indistinguishable from those created by humans.

How does my therapist rate?

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 15:57
Software developed to rate therapists on empathy using automatic speech recognition, natural language processing and machine learning.

Online game reveals something fishy about mathematical models

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 00:08
How can you tell if your mathematical model is good enough? Researchers have now implemented a Turing test in the form of an online game (with over 1700 players) to assess how good their models were at reproducing collective motion of real fish schools.

Roboticists learn to teach robots from babies

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 13:17
A collaboration between developmental psychologists and computer scientists has demonstrated that robots can "learn" much like babies - by experiencing the world and eventually imitating humans.

Robot to help passengers find their way at airport

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 10:42
A robot in the “Spencer” project is now all set to face the real world at the major international airport Schiphol in Amsterdam. Its mission: to help passengers find their way around the airport.

Why bartenders have to ignore some signals

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 08:39
A robotic bartender has to do something unusual for a machine: It has to learn to ignore some data and focus on social signals. Researchers recently investigated how a robotic bartender can understand human communication and serve drinks socially appropriately.

A row-bot that loves dirty water

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 20:28
Taking inspiration from water beetles and other swimming insects, academics have developed the Row-bot, a robot that thrives in dirty water. The Row-bot mimics the way that the water boatman moves and the way that it feeds on rich organic matter in the dirty water it swims in.

Computers can perceive image curves like artists

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:34
Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans. Now a researcher demonstrates a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and lines to represent image shapes and furthermore to recognize objects.

Tiny robots inspired by pine cones

Sun, 22/11/2015 - 13:31
The future of bio-inspired engineering or robotics will greatly benefit from lessons learned from plants, according to a group of researchers. They will share details about how studying plants enabled them to create tiny robots powered exclusively by changes in humidity.

Strategy based on human reflexes may keep legged robots and prosthetic legs from tripping

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 10:17
Trips and stumbles too often lead to falls for amputees using leg prosthetics, but a robotic leg prosthesis under development promises to help users recover their balance by using techniques based on the way human legs are controlled.

What's in a name? More than you think...

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:24
What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of anonymized data from one of the world’s most popular computer games also revealed information about their ages.