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Algorithm allows a computer to create a vacation highlight video

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:53
Researchers have unveiled a novel video-editing solution this week that automatically sorts and edits untouched footage into the most picturesque highlights for a vacation reel that could fill anyone with envy.

New learning procedure for neural networks

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:53
Rustling leaves, a creaking branch: To a mouse, these sensory impressions may at first seem harmless -- but not if a cat suddenly bursts out of the bush. If so, they were clues of impending life-threatening danger. Scientists have now found how the brain can link sensory perceptions to events occurring after a delay. In a computer model, he has developed a learning procedure in which the model neurons can learn to distinguish between many different stimuli by adjusting their activity to the frequency of the cues. The model even works when there is a time delay between the cue and the event or outcome.

Less than meets the eye: How do computers -- or our brains -- recognize images?

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 11:18
We do not merely recognize objects -- our brain is so good at this task that we can automatically supply the concept of a cup when shown a photo of a curved handle or identify a face from just an ear or nose. Neurobiologists, computer scientists, and robotics engineers are all interested in understanding how such recognition works -- in both human and computer vision systems. New research suggests that there is an "atomic" unit of recognition -- a minimum amount of information an image must contain for recognition to occur.

Hooray for Hollywood robots: Movie machines may boost robot acceptance

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 08:26
Remembering robots from film portrayals may help ease some of the anxiety that older adults have about using a robot, according to Penn State researchers.

Some assembly required to boost robot ratings

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 08:31
Robot makers may want to follow Ikea's strategy for customer satisfaction and give people a chance to partially assemble their new robots to ease acceptance of the devices, according to researchers.

Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 08:49
An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time -- in his phantom hand -- using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the arm. The advancement will accelerate the development of touch enabled prosthetics.

Leaf mysteries revealed through the computer's eye

Mon, 07/03/2016 - 15:27
A computer program that learns and can categorize leaves into large evolutionary categories such as plant families will lead to greatly improved fossil identification and a better understanding of flowering plant evolution, according to an international team of researchers.

Big data for text: Next-generation text understanding and analysis

Mon, 07/03/2016 - 09:36
News portals and social media are rich information sources, for example for predicting stock market trends. Today, numerous service providers allow for searching large text collections by feeding their search engines with descriptive keywords. Keywords tend to be highly ambiguous, though, and quickly show the limits of current search technologies. Computer scientists have now developed a novel text analysis technology that considerably improves searching very large text collections by means of artificial intelligence.  Beyond search, this technology also assists authors in researching and even in writing texts by automatically providing background information and suggesting links to relevant web sites.

AI crossword-solving application could make machines better at understanding language

Mon, 07/03/2016 - 09:35
A web-based machine language system solves crossword puzzles far better than commercially-available products, and may help machines better understand language.

Super elastic electroluminescent ‘skin’ will soon create mood robots

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 15:02
Engineers have developed an electroluminescent "skin" that stretches to more than six times its original size while still emitting light. The discovery could lead to significant advances in health care, transportation, electronic communication and other areas.

New vulnerability discovered in common online security

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:45
One of the world's most common security software packages – used as the basis of protection for many web browsers – has been found to be vulnerable to a specific form of attack, according to research.

How to tame your robot

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 13:14
A student has put the power of interacting with robots into our hands — literally.

In emergencies, should you trust a robot?

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:59
In emergencies, people may trust robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests. In a mock building fire, test subjects followed instructions from an “Emergency Guide Robot” even after the machine had proven itself unreliable – and after some participants were told that robot had broken down.

Building living, breathing supercomputers

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 13:36
The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers. The discovery opens doors to the creation of biological supercomputers that are about the size of a book.

Smart glasses offer users a keyboard to type text

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 12:53
K-Glass, smart glasses reinforced with augmented reality that were first developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014, with the second version released in 2015, is back with an even stronger model. The latest version, called K-Glass 3, allows users to text a message or type in key words for Internet surfing by offering a virtual keyboard for text and even one for a piano.

Microrobots learn from ciliates

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 14:02
Ciliates can do amazing things: Being so tiny, the water in which they live is like thick honey to these microorganisms. In spite of this, however, they are able to self-propel through water by the synchronized movement of thousands of extremely thin filaments on their outer skin, called cilia. Now researchers report that they have created a swimming microrobot formed from liquid-crystal elastomers, which is driven by a light-induced peristaltic motion.

Automatic programming makes swarm robots safer and more reliable

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 10:12
Researchers have applied a novel method of automatically programming and controlling a swarm of up to 600 robots to complete a specified set of tasks simultaneously.

Can gaming mend damaged brains?

Wed, 24/02/2016 - 13:35
First person shooter computer games, such as Medal of Honor, can help rehabilitate patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, suggests new research.

Computers can tell if you're bored, shows new study

Wed, 24/02/2016 - 13:34
Computers are able to read a person's body language to tell whether they are bored or interested in what they see on the screen. The research shows that by measuring a person's movements as they use a computer, it is possible to judge their level of interest by monitoring whether they display the tiny movements that people usually constantly exhibit, known as non-instrumental movements.

New electronic stethoscope, computer program diagnose lung conditions

Tue, 23/02/2016 - 10:28
The classic stethoscope has entered the digital age. Medical researchers have created a computer program that connects to an electronic stethoscope to classify lung sounds into five common diagnostic categories, with a high sensitivity for lung sounds, advancing diagnosis accuracy.

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