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New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 10:44
A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments by finding optimal treatment combinations, experts report. For patients with the same cancer type returning multiple times, sometimes the cancer cells develop resistance against the pharmacotherapy used. The new robot systems may also become important in the efforts to find new drug compounds that make these resistant cells sensitive again, they add.

Darwin on a chip: New electronic circuits mimic natural networks like the human brain

Mon, 21/09/2015 - 13:39
Researchers have demonstrated working electronic circuits that have been produced in a radically new way, using methods that resemble Darwinian evolution. The size of these circuits is comparable to the size of their conventional counterparts, but they are much closer to natural networks like the human brain. The findings promise a new generation of powerful, energy-efficient electronics.

Mind your manners, robot: How social cues influence human-robot interaction

Mon, 21/09/2015 - 13:39
New research examines the importance of social cues when evaluating the role of trust in human-robot interaction.

Artificial intelligence system solves sat geometry questions as well as average human test taker

Mon, 21/09/2015 - 09:51
Computer science researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student, a breakthrough in AI research.

Researchers to develop robotic device to help visually impaired

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:11
A project to build a wearable robotic device could help millions of visually impaired people.

Tinder-tinkering artificial intelligence could lessen left-swiping

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 13:06
An artificial intelligence programme to improve Tinder suggestions has been developed by a post-doctoral researcher who was sick of swiping left. Signing up for an account was one of the first things he did upon arriving in the city in August 2014, but he was disappointed with the results. Noting that the app failed to take note of his user history in order to better target the women he might like, he developed new software to improve his experience.

A humanoid robot to liaise between space station crews

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 10:21
A team of researchers has developed "an autobiographical memory" for the robot Nao, which enables it to pass on knowledge learnt from humans to other, less knowledgable humans. This technological progress could notably be used for operations on the International Space Station, where the robot, which is the only permanent member, would liaise between the different crews that change every six months in order to pass on information.

Artificial intelligence authors crowdsourced interactive fiction

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 13:51
Researchers have developed a new artificially intelligent system that crowdsources plots for interactive stories, which are popular in video games and let players choose different branching story options.

Self-driving golf carts

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 20:48
An experiment conducted over six days at a large public garden in Singapore demonstrated self-driving golf carts that ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occasional monitor lizard.

Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 08:21
Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. A major advantage of steering flexible needles is that one can avoid obstacles or sensitive tissues and can re-orient the path of the needle in real time as you insert the needle.

Biophysicists take small step in quest for 'robot scientist'

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 11:11
Biophysicists have taken another small step forward in the quest for an automated method to infer models describing a system's dynamics -- a so-called robot scientist.

Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 06:49
By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent -- while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algorithm.

Instantaneous motion for new soft robots

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 16:06
Soft machines and robots are capable of moving, jumping and gripping objects thanks to soft, inflatable segments called fluidic actuators. These actuators require large amounts of air or water to change shape, making the machines slow, bulky and difficult to untether but researchers have engineered a new, soft actuator that harnesses the power of instability to trigger instantaneous movement.

Computer scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 15:12
Computer scientists have found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond implications for artificial intelligence, the research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

Computer scientists introduce new graphics software

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 21:55
Computer scientists unveiled a new software modeling program that uses sophisticated geometric matching and machine learning to mimic humans' perception of style, giving users powerful new tools to compare the style similarity of 3-D objects The new first-of-its-kind structure-transcending software can benefit several computer graphics applications, researchers say.

'Machine teaching' holds the power to illuminate human learning

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 16:01
Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we've picked something up nearly effortlessly. What if a fusion of computer science and psychology could help us understand more about how people learn, making it possible to design ideal lessons? That long-range goal is moving toward reality.

Depth-sensing camera gleans 3-D information in bright sunlight as well as darkness

Mon, 10/08/2015 - 12:36
Depth-sensing cameras, such as Microsoft's Kinect controller for video games, have become widely used 3-D sensors. Now, a new imaging technology addresses a major shortcoming of these cameras: the inability to work in bright light, especially sunlight.