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An 'octopus' robot with eight limbs developed to clear rubble in Fukushima, Japan

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:31
Researchers in Japan have jointly developed a robot with four arms and four crawlers which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously to help clean up the rubble left after the 2011 quake-tsunami disasters in Minamisoma, Fukushima.

Future robotics: Think self-fixing bridges; shoes that optimize for walking, running; camouflaging cars

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:33
Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are revolutionizing robotic materials. Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities. Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are bringing all of these things closer to reality every day.

Citizen science project helps scientists develop a quantum computer

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 10:53
Since Quantum Games came online as a citizen science project to help scientists develop a quantum computer, the game has been played 400,000 times, making it possible for researchers to discover a kind of 'atlas of human thoughts.'

Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:39
Using both robots and infants, a cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge. "This study shows that the body plays a role in early object name learning, and how toddlers use the body's position in space to connect ideas," an author said. "The creation of a robot model for infant learning has far-reaching implications for how the brains of young people work."

'Visual' Turing test developed

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:47
Computers are able to recognize objects in in photographs and other images, but how well can they 'understand' the relationships or implied activities between objects? Researchers have devised a 'visual Turing test' to evaluate how well computers perform at that task.

Bio-inspired eye stabilizes robot's flight

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 07:41
Biorobotics researchers have developed the first aerial robot able to fly over uneven terrain that is stabilized visually without an accelerometer. Called BeeRotor, it adjusts its speed and avoids obstacles thanks to optic flow sensors inspired by insect vision. It can fly along a tunnel with uneven, moving walls without measuring either speed or altitude.

Moves to automate identification of Saimaa ringed seals

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 07:37
Moves are being made to automate the identification of Saimaa ringed seals. This would bring new kinds of real-time information on how the extremely endangered species behaves, the movements of individual seals, and what happens to them. The final aim of an ongoing study on machine vision is to get a biometric passport for each individual Saimaa ringed seal. This happens on the basis of the unique fur patterns of each individual seal, using computer-based smart calculation and digital image processing. The aim is to store the information in a so-called Saimaa ringed seal database.

Kids and robots learn to write together

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:45
Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain self-confidence.

Reading speed harnessed to automatically control text display rates

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:49
Reading a text is something that each of us does at our own individual pace. This simple fact has been exploited by computer scientists who have developed a software system that recognizes how fast a text on a display screen is being read and then allows the text to scroll forward line by line at the right speed. The technology makes use of commercially available eye-tracking glasses, which are able to capture the motion of the user’s eyes and convert this into a reading speed.

The better to see you with: Prosthetic leg would keep an eye on path ahead

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 18:10
A mechanical engineer and his team have developed a computer-controlled camera that enables their robotic ankle to see where it is going.

A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 12:52
Researchers have come up with a more accurate way than currently possible to train computers to be able to digest data that comes in the form of images and extract the emotions they convey.

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