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Tech-savvy people more likely to trust digital doctors

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 11:38
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to new research, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services and providers.

Inspired by a soft body of a leech: A wall-climbing robot

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 09:48
Scientists have successfully developed a leech-shaped robot, 'LEeCH,' which can climb vertical walls. LEeCH is capable of elongating and bending its body without any constraints; just like a leech. Thanks to its flexible body structure and the suction cups, the robot has successfully climbed a vertical wall and even reached to the other side of the wall.

Use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep sea

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 08:09
Artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research.

Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:51
Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.

Step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip

Wed, 08/05/2019 - 13:44
Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons that works with light and can imitate neurons and their synapses. This network is able to 'learn' information and use this as a basis for computing. The approach could be used later in many different fields for evaluating patterns in large quantities of data.

New artificial synapse is fast, efficient and durable

Sat, 04/05/2019 - 13:03
A battery-like device could act as an artificial synapse within computing systems intended to imitate the brain's efficiency and ability to learn.

Putting vision models to the test

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 14:34
Neuroscientists have performed the most rigorous testing yet of computational models that mimic the brain's visual cortex. The results suggest that the current versions of these models are similar enough to the brain to allow them to actually control brain states in animals.

Half a face enough for recognition technology

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 11:46
Facial recognition technology works even when only half a face is visible, researchers have found.

An army of micro-robots can wipe out dental plaque

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 10:43
A swarm of micro-robots, directed by magnets, can break apart and remove dental biofilm, or plaque, from a tooth. The innovation arose from a cross-disciplinary partnership among dentists, biologists, and engineers.

Magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 10:41
Researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices such as personal robots, self-driving cars and drones to better generalize about different objects.

A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body

Wed, 24/04/2019 - 15:36
Bioengineers report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. In an animal model of cardiac valve repair, the team programmed a robotic catheter to find its way along the walls of a beating, blood-filled heart to a leaky valve -- without a surgeon's guidance.

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

Wed, 24/04/2019 - 15:35
A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract -- an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue, and larynx. The study was conducted in research participants with intact speech, but the technology could one day restore the voices of people who have lost the ability to speak due to paralysis or neurological damage.

New way to 'see' objects accelerates the future of self-driving cars

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 14:55
Researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective, and accurate new method for equipping self-driving cars with the tools needed to perceive 3D objects in their path.

Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 11:27
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new and improved snake-inspired soft robot that is faster and more precise than its predecessor.

Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 13:13
Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with that person, according to researchers. In fact, those humanlike features might create a backlash against less responsive humanlike chatbots.

Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 13:13
Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate calculations made on the fly to account for the complex airflows of confined spaces rather than simply 'following its nose.'

Can science writing be automated?

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 10:57
A team of researchers has developed a neural network, a form of artificial intelligence, that can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary in a sentence or two.

Why language technology can't handle Game of Thrones (yet)

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 08:08
Researchers have performed a thorough evaluation of four different name recognition tools on popular 40 novels, including A Game of Thrones. Their analyses highlight types of names and texts that are particularly challenging for these tools to identify as well as solutions for mitigating this.

Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 17:10
A new learning system improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a learning-based particle simulator, could give industrial robots a more refined touch -- and it may have fun applications in personal robotics, such as modelling clay shapes or rolling sticky rice for sushi.

Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:47
A research team has developed a method to construct a biohybrid system that incorporates Vorticella microorganisms. The method allows movable structures to be formed in a microchannel and harnessed to Vorticella. The biohybrid system demonstrates the conversion of motion from linear motion to rotation. These fundamental technologies help researchers to create wearable smart microsystems by using autonomous microorganisms.

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