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Can a brain-computer interface convert your thoughts to text?

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 11:40
Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with devices, it could be a potential game-changer for those with speech pathologies, and even more so for "locked-in" patients who lack any speech or motor function.

Weakness found in common computer chip

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 11:04
A weakness has been found in the Haswell central processing unit (CPU) components that makes common computer operating systems vulnerable to malicious attacks. Computer hackers could take control of individual, company and government computers if a weak point in address space layout randomization (ASLR) software is exploited by manipulating a CPU’s branch predictor, a piece of hardware designed to improve program performance, say researchers.

Zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3-D robotic models of themselves

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 13:32
Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has discovered that zebrafish engage more with 3D-moving robotic models of themselves than with other stimuli.

Robotic tutors for primary school children

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 09:52
The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step closer.

Computers should be named on patents as inventors, for creativity to flourish

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 08:39
New research is calling for inventions by computers to be legally granted patents. The research states that the rapid increase in computer power is posing new challenges when it comes to patenting an invention. Artificial intelligence is playing an ever larger role in innovation -- with major players such as IBM, Pfizer and Google investing heavily in creative computing -- but current patent law does not recognize computers as inventors.

Soft robots that mimic human muscles

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 13:31
Robots are usually expected to be rigid, fast and efficient. But researchers have turned that notion on its head with their soft robots.

Brain-inspired device to power artificial systems

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 08:47
New research has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) exhibit learning abilities and can perform tasks which are difficult for conventional computing systems, such as pattern recognition, on-line learning and classification. Practical ANN implementations are currently hampered by the lack of efficient hardware synapses; a key component that every ANN requires in large numbers.

Computer experts identify fourteen themes of creativity

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:34
The elusive and complex components of creativity have been identified by computer experts.

3-D-printed robots with shock-absorbing skins

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 13:07
Anyone who's watched drone videos or an episode of "BattleBots" knows that robots can break -- and often it's because they don't have the proper padding to protect themselves.

Your next nurse could be a robot

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 11:50
The nursing assistant for your next trip to the hospital might be a robot.

Automated screening for childhood communication disorders

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 09:53
For children with speech and language disorders, early-childhood intervention can make a great difference in their later academic and social success. But many such children -- one study estimates 60 percent -- go undiagnosed until kindergarten or even later.

Robot doesn't have to behave and look like a human

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 08:53
The R2-D2 robot from Star Wars doesn’t communicate in human language but is, nevertheless, capable of showing its intentions. For human-robot interaction, the robot does not have to be a true ‘humanoid,’ provided that its signals are designed in the right way, say researchers.

Video gamers outdo scientists in contest to discover protein's shape

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 16:27
Gamers playing the popular online puzzle game Foldit beat scientists, college students and computer algorithms in a contest to see who could identify a particular protein's shape.

The microdoctors in our bodies

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 14:30
Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs.

Meet AISOY1 the Robot, autism therapy assistant

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 09:31
Researchers are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal is to explore the ways in which the AISOY robot can enhance therapy sessions at the UMH University Clinic.

Language delivers fourfold speedups on big-data problems

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 13:41
Experts are presenting a new programming language, called Milk, that lets application developers manage memory more efficiently in programs that deal with scattered data points in large data sets.

Lightweight robots in manual assembly

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 10:05
In recent years, human-robot cooperation – also known as human-robot collaboration, or HRC – has taken center stage at trade fairs. The term applies to any situation where robots work directly alongside humans without safety barriers on the manufacturing floor. In such cases, the work zones of robots and workers overlap instead of being strictly separated. The low entry prices and big media interest in the technology created a wave of hype. But is the cost really all that low, and are the new robots really safe? Or is it a case of companies having unrealistic expectations?

Robotic surrogates help chronically ill kids maintain social, academic ties at school

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 16:06
Chronically ill, homebound children who use robotic surrogates to “attend” school feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Team of robots learns to work together, without colliding

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 12:53
When you have too many robots together, they get so focused on not colliding with each other that they eventually just stop moving. Georgia Tech's new algorithms are different: they allow any number of robots to move within inches of each other, without colliding, to complete their task -- swapping locations on his lab floor. The roboticists are the first researchers to create such minimally invasive safety algorithms.

Introducing diversity in online language analysis

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 12:49
For the past 30 years, computer science researchers have been teaching their machines to read standard English -- for example, by assigning back issues of the Wall Street Journal -- so computers can learn the English they need to run search engines like Google. But using only standard English has left out whole segments of society who use dialects and non-standard varieties of English, and the omission is increasingly problematic, say researchers.