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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.

Human insights inspire solutions for household robots

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 14:12
People typically consider doing the laundry to be a boring chore. But laundry is far from boring for artificial intelligence researchers. To AI experts, programming a robot to do the laundry represents a challenging planning problem because current sensing and manipulation technology is not good enough to identify precisely the number of clothing pieces that are in a pile and the number that are picked up with each grasp. People can easily cope with this type of uncertainty and come up with a simple plan. But roboticists for decades have struggled to design an autonomous system able to do what we do so casually--clean our clothes.

Prototype of a robotic system with emotion and memory

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 14:11
Researchers have developed a prototype of a social robot which supports independent living for the elderly, working in partnership with their relatives or carers. 

Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 08:30
Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen in human-made underwater vehicles. Most fast aquatic animals are sleek and slender to help them move easily through the water but cephalopods, such as the octopus, are capable of high-speed escapes by filling their bodies with water and then quickly expelling it to dart away. Inspired by this, scientists built a deformable octopus-like robot with a 3D printed skeleton with no moving parts and no energy storage device, other than a thin elastic outer hull.

Programming safety into self-driving cars: Better AI algorithms for semi-autonomous vehicles

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 11:19
For decades, researchers in artificial intelligence, or AI, worked on specialized problems, developing theoretical concepts and workable algorithms for various aspects of the field. Computer vision, planning and reasoning experts all struggled independently in areas that many thought would be easy to solve, but which proved incredibly difficult.

Artificially intelligent robot scientist 'Eve' could boost search for new drugs

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 20:44
Eve, an artificially intelligent 'robot scientist' could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers writing in the Royal Society journal Interface. The team has demonstrated the success of the approach as Eve discovered that a compound shown to have anti-cancer properties might also be used in the fight against malaria.

Machine learning offers insights into evolution of monkey faces, researchers find

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 20:42
Computers are able to use monkey facial patterns not only to correctly identify species, but also distinguish individuals within species, a team of scientists has found. Their findings, which rely on computer algorithms to identify guenon monkeys, suggest that machine learning can be a tool in studying evolution and help to identify the factors that have led to facial differentiation in monkey evolution.

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