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Fish-eyed lens cuts through the dark

ven, 15/04/2016 - 12:59
Combining the best features of a lobster and an African fish, engineers have created an artificial eye that can see in the dark. And their fishy false eyes could help search-and-rescue robots or surgical scopes make dim surroundings seem bright as day.

Are humans the new supercomputer?

mer, 13/04/2016 - 13:58
Online computer games allow gamers to solve a class of problems in quantum physics that cannot be easily solved by algorithms alone. Citizen science games have already proved successful in advancing scientific endeavours, but had not previously been applied to quantum physics. A Danish team of scientists find, that players succeed where purely numerical optimization fails, and they present a new optimization method based on the observed player strategies that outperforms prominent, established numerical methods.

Robots could get 'touchy' with self-powered smart skin

mer, 13/04/2016 - 11:33
Smart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what's around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Now scientists report a self-powered, transparent smart skin that is simpler and less costly than many other versions that have been developed.

Humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help treat social disorders

lun, 11/04/2016 - 12:52
A collaborative research team has found humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help rehabilitate people suffering from social disorders such as schizophrenia or social phobia. It is thanks to the theory of similarity, which suggests that it is easier to interact socially with someone who looks, behaves or moves like us.

Scientists invent robotic 'artist' that spray paints giant murals

jeu, 07/04/2016 - 15:56
Robots do many things formerly done only by humans - from bartending and farming to driving cars -- but a researchers have now invented a 'smart' paint spray can that robotically reproduces photographs as large-scale murals.

Insect eyes enable drones to fly independently

mer, 06/04/2016 - 12:49
After studying how insects navigate through dense vegetation, researchers have come up with a system that can be applied to flying robots. By adapting the system to drones, they can be made to adjust their speed to their surroundings and fly on their own -- completely without human intervention and control.

Touching a robot can elicit physiological arousal in humans

mar, 05/04/2016 - 09:30
Touching a robot's intimate areas elicited physiological arousal in humans, a new study has found. The findings showed that when participants were instructed to touch the robot in areas that people usually do not touch, like the eyes or the buttocks, they were more emotionally aroused when compared to touching more accessible parts like the hands and neck.

Gestures improve communication, even with robots

lun, 04/04/2016 - 11:12
In the world of robot communication, it seems actions speak louder than words. Scientists have discovered that by getting robot avatars to 'talk with their hands,' we understand them as well as we do our fellow human beings.

Phone-based laser rangefinder works outdoors

ven, 25/03/2016 - 11:01
A new infrared depth-sensing system is being presented by researchers, built from a smartphone with a $10 laser attached to it, that works outdoors as well as in.

Read my lips: New technology spells out what's said when audio fails

ven, 25/03/2016 - 09:37
New lip-reading technology could help in solving crimes and provide communication assistance for people with hearing and speech impairments.

Voice-controlled nutrition tracker may aid weight loss

jeu, 24/03/2016 - 13:30
A few years ago, nutritionists who had been experimenting with mobile-phone apps for recording caloric intake approached computer scientists with the idea of a spoken-language application that would make meal logging even easier. This week, the researchers are presenting a Web-based prototype of their speech-controlled nutrition-logging system.

Paying attention to words not just images leads to better image captions

jeu, 17/03/2016 - 10:56
Researchers are developing the best approach for creating computer-generated image captions. The key to their approach? Thinking about words -- what they mean and how they fit in a sentence structure -- just as much as thinking about the image itself.

Humanoid robot works in therapy for children with autism

lun, 14/03/2016 - 21:15
Children with autism have special difficulty in expressing emotions, usually have no social skills and face major problems when communicating. In order to help children with this problem learn to recognize facial expressions in themselves and in others, a group of researchers created a robot using artificial intelligence.

Bacteria-powered microrobots navigate with help from new algorithm

lun, 14/03/2016 - 21:14
Engineers have recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These microrobots could one day be used for building microscopic devices or even delivering medication at the cellular level.

Light illuminates the way for bio-bots

lun, 14/03/2016 - 16:12
A new class of miniature biological robots, or bio-bots, has seen the light -- and is following where the light shines. The bio-bots are powered by muscle cells that have been genetically engineered to respond to light, giving researchers control over the bots' motion, a key step toward their use in applications for health, sensing and the environment.

Robot learning companion offers custom-tailored tutoring

lun, 14/03/2016 - 10:17
Scientists have developed a socially assistive robot called Tega designed to serve as a one-on-one peer learner in or outside of the classroom. Testing the setup in a Boston area preschool, the researchers showed Tega can learn and improve in response to the unique characteristics of students.

New analytical model for e-sports predicts who is winning, and why

ven, 11/03/2016 - 10:54
A new analytical model for e-sports not only helps game developers better understand how players perform, but can also predict the outcome of the game.

Orchestration of systems of mobile robots for border protection, search and rescue, and personal security

ven, 11/03/2016 - 08:46
New research enables the efficient planning of the activities of systems of mobile robots for socially beneficial services including border patrol, search and rescue, and security escort.

Algorithm allows a computer to create a vacation highlight video

jeu, 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

jeu, 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.