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Controlling swarms of cooperative robots with light and a single finger

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 07:54
Using a smart tablet and a red beam of light, researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a finger.

Important step in artificial intelligence: Stylized letters classified by their images

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:28
A circuit implementing the rudimentary artificial neural network successfully classified three letters by their images.

New device could greatly improve speech and image recognition

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:27
Researchers have successfully demonstrated pattern recognition using a magnonic holographic memory device, a development that could greatly improve speech and image recognition hardware.

Robot pets to rise in an overpopulated world

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 12:52
Robotic dogs are likely to replace the real thing in households worldwide in as little as a decade, as our infatuation with technology grows and more people migrate to high-density city living.

System designed to label visual scenes turns out to detect particular objects too

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 14:03
Object recognition -- determining what objects are where in a digital image -- is a central research topic in computer vision. Researchers have now demonstrated that, en route to learning how to recognize scenes, a new computer system also learned how to recognize objects.

Engineers hand 'cognitive' control to underwater robots

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 10:58
For the last decade, scientists have deployed increasingly capable underwater robots to map and monitor pockets of the ocean to track the health of fisheries, and survey marine habitats and species. In general, such robots are effective at carrying out low-level tasks, specifically assigned to them by human engineers -- a tedious and time-consuming process for the engineers. Now a new programming approach gives robots more "cognitive" capabilities, enabling humans to specify high-level goals, while a robot performs high-level decision-making to figure out how to achieve these goals.

Researchers hack a teleoperated surgical robot to reveal security flaws

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 14:53
How safe is that robot doing your surgery? Researchers easily hacked a next generation teleoperated surgical robot to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in the future and to offer security solutions.

Soft robot: Shaping itself and moving with own internally generated power?

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:24
What if a new material would allow for development of a 'soft robot' that could reconfigure its own shape and move using its own internally generated power?

Combining computer vision, brain computer interface for faster mine detection

Mon, 04/05/2015 - 14:18
Computer scientists have combined sophisticated computer vision algorithms and a brain-computer interface to find mines in sonar images of the ocean floor. The study shows that the new method speeds detection up considerably, when compared to existing methods -- mainly visual inspection by a mine detection expert.

Human-inspired robot takes a brisk walk in the grass

Sun, 03/05/2015 - 10:16
In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers have successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that they believe heralds the running robots of the future.

Making robots more human: Wearable sensors read human facial expressions

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 10:10
Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions -- from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling -- to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ultra-sensitive, wearable sensors that can do the same thing. Their technology could help robot developers make their machines more human.

Human brain inspires computer memory

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 08:17
How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers have unlocked the physical mechanisms involved in new-generation magnetic memory, and have shown that these mechanisms could be used as "synapses" in a new type of neuro-inspired system, able to learn how to store and retrieve information.

Making biotechnology interactive with games, remote-control labs

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 08:48
What if you could interact with cells like fish in an aquarium? Build your own micro-aquarium for cells? Even perform remote-control experiments in robotic biolabs in the cloud? A research team shows how.

Artificial intelligence system created to provide therapy for people who have suffered a cerebral stroke

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 08:43
Artificial intelligence, virtual worlds and interaction with video games, are the elements of a new therapy designed to help people who have had a stroke and children with cerebral palsy to recover mobility of their upper extremities quickly.

Graphics in reverse: Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:06
Researchers can demonstrate that on some standard computer-vision tasks, short programs -- less than 50 lines long -- written in a probabilistic programming language are competitive with conventional systems with thousands of lines of code.

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