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Computer program looks five minutes into the future

ScienceDaily's AI News - mer, 13/06/2018 - 10:20
Scientists have developed software that can look minutes into the future: The program learns the typical sequence of actions, such as cooking, from video sequences. Then it can predict in new situations what the chef will do at which point in time.

AI senses people's pose through walls

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 12/06/2018 - 09:07
A new wireless smart-home system could help detect and monitor disease and enable the elderly to 'age in place.'

Use artificial intelligence to identify, count, describe wild animals

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 05/06/2018 - 12:41
Photographs that are automatically collected by motion-sensor cameras can be automatically described by deep neural networks. The result is a system that can automate animal identification for up to 99.3 percent of images while still performing at the same 96.6 percent accuracy rate of crowdsourced teams of human volunteers.

Future robots need no motors

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 04/06/2018 - 11:25
Engineers have created a novel actuating material that can be powered by visible light, electricity, and other stimuli, and which may replace traditional bulky motors and pneumatic actuators with ones similar to mammalian skeletal muscles in the future.

An artificial nerve system gives prosthetic devices and robots a sense of touch

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 31/05/2018 - 14:31
Researchers have developed an artificial nervous system that could give prosthetic limbs or robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch.

AI researchers design 'privacy filter' for your photos

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 31/05/2018 - 11:46
As concerns over privacy and data security on social networks grow, researchers have created an algorithm to dynamically disrupt facial recognition systems.

Aerial robot that can morph in flight

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 31/05/2018 - 10:27
Researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fly like a helicopter. It paves the way for a new generation of large robots that can move through narrow passages, making them ideal for exploration as well as search and rescue missions.

Cometh the cyborg: Improved integration of living muscles into robots

ScienceDaily's AI News - mer, 30/05/2018 - 14:41
Researchers have developed a novel method of growing whole muscles from hydrogel sheets impregnated with myoblasts. They then incorporated these muscles as antagonistic pairs into a biohybrid robot, which successfully performed manipulations of objects. This approach overcame earlier limitations of a short functional life of the muscles and their ability to exert only a weak force, paving the way for more advanced biohybrid robots.

Activity simulator could eventually teach robots tasks like making coffee or setting the table

ScienceDaily's AI News - mer, 30/05/2018 - 11:31
Recently, computer scientists have been working on teaching machines to do a wider range of tasks around the house. Researchers demonstrate 'VirtualHome,' a system that can simulate detailed household tasks and then have artificial 'agents' execute them, opening up the possibility of one day teaching robots to do such tasks.

Face recognition experts perform better with AI as partner

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 28/05/2018 - 15:19
Scientists have tested the accuracy of professional face identifiers, experts who often play a crucial role in criminal cases. The team found that these trained human beings perform best with a computer as a partner, not another person.

An elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart clothes

ScienceDaily's AI News - ven, 25/05/2018 - 09:54
EPFL scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.

Facial recognition software could help endangered primates, slow illegal trafficking

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 24/05/2018 - 11:23
New facial recognition software can help protect endangered primates -- more than 60 percent of which face extinction.

Driverless cars change lanes more like humans do

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 22/05/2018 - 11:48
Researchers will present a new lane-change algorithm that splits the difference. It allows for more aggressive lane changes than the simple models do but relies only on immediate information about other vehicles' directions and velocities to make decisions.

Soft machines: Fast, low-voltage actuator for soft and wearable robotics

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 21/05/2018 - 14:38
In the world of robotics, soft robots are the new kids on the block. The unique capabilities of these automata are to bend, deform, stretch, twist or squeeze in all the ways that conventional rigid robots cannot. Today, it is easy to envision a world in which humans and robots collaborate -- in close proximity -- in many realms. Emerging soft robots may help to ensure that this can be done safely, and in a way that syncs to human environments or even interfaces with humans themselves.

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 17/05/2018 - 12:33
A robotic system has been developed to automate the production of human mini-organs derived from stem cells. The ability to rapidly, mass produce organoids promises to expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery. The system was tested in producing kidney organoids, including models of polycystic kidney disease. The robots were also programmed to analyze the organoids they produced.

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 17/05/2018 - 11:38
Engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 15/05/2018 - 14:25
Engineers have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam.

New robot concept uses responsive materials to swim through water

ScienceDaily's AI News - mar, 15/05/2018 - 14:25
Engineers have created a soft robot that does not rely on a motor to propel itself through the water.

Robot teaches itself how to dress people

ScienceDaily's AI News - lun, 14/05/2018 - 12:25
A robot is successfully sliding hospital gowns on people's arms. The machine doesn't use its eyes as it pulls the cloth. Instead, it relies on the forces it feels as it guides the garment onto a person's hand, around the elbow and onto the shoulder.

Brain-computer interface based on mutual learning helps tetraplegics in avatar race

ScienceDaily's AI News - jeu, 10/05/2018 - 14:58
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are seen as a potential means by which severely physically impaired individuals can regain control of their environment, but establishing such an interface is not trivial. A new study suggests the most dramatic improvements in computer-augmented performance are likely to occur when both human and machine are allowed to learn.

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