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Simulator of human behavior advances research

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 07:49
A Spanish research team is investigating how to build a system that recreates human behavior. This technology could be applied to anticipate behavior in socioeconomic crises, create more human-like robots or develop avatars of artificial intelligence which are almost indistinguishable from those that represent people.

Pupils learn poorly when using most computer programs

Mon, 26/10/2015 - 11:20
 “Most digital learning tools used in schools are unsatisfactory and only test the knowledge the pupils already have”, says Björn Sjödén, who has reviewed a large number of computer programs in his doctoral thesis “What Makes Good Educational Software?”

A friendly robot: Robot adjusts path to keep out of the way of people

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 08:45
Researchers have developed a robot that adjusts its movements in order to avoid colliding with the people and objects around it. This provides new opportunities for more friendly interaction between people and machines.

Robot adapts voice and gestures just to get attention from you

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 10:35
Researchers have developed Talking-Ally, the novel robot that dynamically generate appropriate utterance and gestures based on the person's attention as indicated by his or her actions. The experiments show that this new communicational approach significantly enhances the attention engagement with interactive user.

Dive of the RoboBee

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 14:02
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a flying, swimming, insect-like robot -- paving the way for future duel aerial aquatic robotic vehicles.

How to fall gracefully, if you're a robot

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 12:01
Researchers have identified a way to teach robots how to fall with grace and without serious damage. The new algorithm tells a robot how to react to a wide variety of falls -- from a single step to recover from a gentle nudge, to a rolling motion that breaks a high-speed fall.

How perfect is too perfect? Research reveals robot flaws are key to interacting with humans

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 08:51
Humans are less likely to form successful working relationships with interactive robots if they are programmed to be too perfect, new research reveals.

New research method identifies stealth attacks on complicated computer systems

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 10:31
Computer scientists are unveiling a novel approach to discovering stealth attacks on computers. The scientists' secret formula in finding a stealth attack is in their algorithms. With specific matrix-based pattern recognition, they were able to analyze the execution path of a software program and discover correlations among events.

New computer program predicts cochlear implant success in hearing-impaired children

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 14:15
A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of hearing impaired children can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two years of cochlear implant surgery, according to a study.

Researchers develop deep-learning method for computers to predict daily activities

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 15:54
Researchers have developed a new method that teaches computers to 'see' and understand what humans do in a typical day using 40,000 images taken from an ego-centric camera.

On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 03:25
Soft steps and large feet can allow animals and robots to maintain high speeds on very loose soil and sand. These findings offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how robots can learn from them.

'Psychic robot' will know what you really meant to do

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 12:57
Bioengineers have developed a mathematical algorithm that can "see" your intention while performing an ordinary action like reaching for a cup or driving straight up a road -- even if the action is interrupted.

Navigating the unknown

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 11:14
A computer algorithm that copies the navigation functionality of humans and animals helps robots navigate unfamiliar spaces.

Crucial hurdle overcome in quantum computing

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 12:10
A team of engineers has built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time, making calculations between two qubits of information possible -- and thereby clearing the final hurdle to making silicon quantum computers a reality.

More-flexible machine learning

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 14:21
Researchers have presented a new way of doing machine learning that enables semantically related concepts to reinforce each other. So, for instance, an object-recognition algorithm would learn to weigh the co-occurrence of the classifications 'dog' and 'Chihuahua' more heavily than it would the co-occurrence of 'dog' and 'cat.'

Cheaters sometimes prosper on Facebook

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 14:20
What does it mean to cheat in a Facebook game like FarmVille? Is it any different from breaking the rules in a traditional videogame like World of Warcraft? New research shows that players often dismiss the seriousness of social network games -- meaning cheating isn't so serious when it's done on Facebook.

Mobile robots could help the elderly live fuller lives, experts say

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 11:21
Mobile service robots developed by computer scientists could soon be helping elderly people stay independent and active for longer. The project, which includes artificial intelligence and robotics experts, will include a large-scale evaluation where robots will be deployed within the extra-care homes of LACE Housing Association in the UK, to care homes in Greece and to elderly people's own homes in Poland, for one year.

Crunching numbers: Math equations help build optimal bird wing

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 15:59
A researcher uses numbers to show how to build the best wing or fin. Specifically, he wanted to know how flexible the wings or fins should be, so that if an engineer designed a flying or swimming drone, they could create the most effective one possible.

A light touch: Embedded optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 12:43
Optical sensors may be uniquely suited for use in robotic hands, according to researchers who have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors. They also have created a new type of stretchable optical sensor.

Babies time their smiles to make their moms smile in return

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 15:14
Why do babies smile when they interact with their parents? Could their smiles have a purpose? A team of computer scientists, roboticists and developmental psychologists confirm what most parents already suspect: when babies smile, they do so with a purpose -- to make the person they interact with smile in return. To verify their findings, researchers programmed a toddler-like robot to behave like the babies they studied and had the robot interact with undergraduate students.