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Recent breakthroughs in creating artificial systems that outplay humans in a diverse array of challenging games have their roots in neural networks inspired by information processing in the brain. Scientists are working to explain in depth how humans and other animals learn.
Researchers have developed a novel robot microscope system that automatically tracks a freely moving small animal and manipulates its brain activity with 'projection mapping.'
Many new robots look less like the metal humanoids of pop culture and more like high-tech extensions of ourselves and our capabilities.
Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced again.
Robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them much more suitable for use in the care sector.
To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator generates movements similar to those of skeletal muscles using vacuum power to automate soft, rubber beams. Like real muscles, the actuators are soft, shock absorbing, and pose no danger to their environment or humans working collaboratively alongside them or the potential future robots equipped with them.
Children from age 4 can become robot programmers rather than waiting for the higher years in schooling, says an education researcher.
The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us answers and advice? A recent study found that participants were less likely to return to an automated advisor if given bad advice over a human advisor under the same circumstances.
Roboticists demonstrate that their flying microrobots, nicknamed the RoboBees, can now perch during flight to save energy - like bats, birds or butterflies.
Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator. The software not only helped a robot deal efficiently with clutter, it surprisingly revealed the robot's creativity in solving problems.
A soft actuator using electrically controllable membranes could pave the way for machines that are no danger to humans.
A prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, can change shape on-demand. The modular interactive device, made out of a chain of cubes, contributes towards the vision of programmable matter, where interactive devices change its shape to fit functionalities required by end-users.
Researchers are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks.
Before a robot arm can reach into a tight space or pick up a delicate object, the robot needs to know precisely where its hand is. Researchers have shown that a camera attached to the robot's hand can rapidly create a 3-D model of its environment and also locate the hand within that 3-D world.
In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.
Robots can keep their parts and still change their gender, according to researchers, who noted that the arrival of robots with screens has made it easier to assign distinct personalities.