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Personalizing wearable devices

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 14:44
When it comes to soft, assistive devices the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and tailoring the robot's parameters for an individual user is a time-consuming and inefficient process. Now, researchers have developed an efficient machine learning algorithm that can quickly tailor personalized control strategies for soft, wearable exosuits.

Don't want to lose a finger? Let a robot give a hand

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 13:11
In an effort to minimize injury and let carpenters focus on design and other bigger-picture tasks, a team has created AutoSaw, a system that lets you customize different items that can then be constructed with the help of robots.

Smart heat control of microchips

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 11:25
Technological progress in the electronics sector, such as higher speeds, reduced costs, and smaller sizes, result in entirely new possibilities of automation and industrial production, without which “Industry 4.0” would not be feasible. In particular, miniaturization advanced considerably in the last years. Meanwhile, physical flow of a few electrons is sufficient to execute a software. But this progress also has its dark side. Processors for industrial production of less than 10 nm in dimension are highly sensitive. By specific overloading through incorrect control commands, hackers might initiate an artificial aging process that will destroy the processors within a few days. To defend such attacks on industrial facilities in the future, researchers are now working on a smart self-monitoring system.

Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 08:53
Inspired by our bodies' sensory capabilities, researchers have developed a platform for creating soft robots with embedded sensors that can sense movement, pressure, touch, and even temperature.

Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 12:25
The same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that machine learning can reconstruct a quantum system based on relatively few experimental measurements. This method will allow scientists to thoroughly probe systems of particles exponentially faster than conventional, brute-force techniques.

Private browsing gets more private

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 12:23
A new system uses JavaScript decryption algorithms embedded in web pages and code obfuscation to patch security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions.

Snake-inspired robot uses kirigami to move

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 15:23
Researchers developed a soft robot inspired by snakeskin that crawls without any rigid components. The soft robotic scales are made using kirigami -- an ancient Japanese paper craft that relies on cuts, rather than origami folds, to change the properties of a material. As the robot stretches, the flat kirigami surface is transformed into a 3-D-textured surface, which grips the ground just like snakeskin.

Robo-picker grasps and packs

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 16:12
A new robotic system could lend a hand with warehouse sorting and other picking or clearing tasks.

Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 14:12
A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users' faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique 'challenge' that's easy for humans -- but difficult for attackers who may be using machine learning and image generation software to spoof legitimate users.

No testosterone changes found in esports gamers

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 14:26
Players of the competitive esports video game League of Legends showed no change in testosterone during game play, researchers have found.

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 15:02
A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.

Neural networks everywhere

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 14:58
Special-purpose chip that performs some simple, analog computations in memory reduces the energy consumption of binary-weight neural networks by up to 95 percent while speeding them up as much as sevenfold.

Can a cockroach teach a robot how to scurry across rugged terrain?

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 13:29
Researchers build a robot that moves more like a cockroach.

Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 12:12
A new article shows that three commercial facial-analysis programs demonstrate gender and skin-type biases, and suggests a new, more accurate method for evaluating the performance of such machine-learning systems.

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 18:03
Researchers have long been applying AI to protect wildlife. Initially, computer scientists were using AI and game theory to anticipate the poachers' haunts, and now they have applied artificial intelligence and deep learning to spot poachers in near real-time.

3-D vision discovered in praying mantis

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:09
Miniature glasses have revealed a new form of 3-D vision in praying mantises that could lead to simpler visual processing for robots.

Researchers help robots 'think' and plan in the abstract

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:08
New research shows how robots can autonomously construct abstract representations of their surroundings and use them to plan for multi-step tasks.

Robotic fish can 'see' and mimic live fish

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:04
Researchers tapped advances in real-time tracking software and robotics to design and test the first closed-loop control system featuring a bioinspired robotic replica interacting in three dimensions with live zebrafish. The system allows the robotic replica to both 'see' and mimic the behavior of live zebrafish in real time. Robots previously have been deployed alongside live animals to better understand animal behavior but the encounters were unidirectional.

Crowd workers, AI make conversational agents smarter

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 10:17
Conversational agents such as Siri, Alexa and Cortana are great at giving you the weather, but are flummoxed when asked for unusual information, or follow-up questions. By adding humans to the loop researchers have created a conversational agent that is tough to stump. It's not the first chatbot to use human brainpower to answer a broad range of questions. What sets it apart is humans are simultaneously training its artificial intelligence, making it gradually less dependent on people.

Worm 'uploaded' to computer and taught amazing tricks

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:58
The tiny worm C. elegans is the only living being whose neural network has been analyzed completely. It can therefore be transferred to a computer, creating a virtual copy of the worm which behaves in exactly the same way to external stimuli. Such a 'virtual worm' can learn amazing tricks -- its neural network can even be used to balance a pole, which is a standard control problem in computer science.

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