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  • The first walking robot that moves without GPS
    on February 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Desert ants are extraordinary solitary navigators. Researchers were inspired by these ants as they designed AntBot, the first walking robot that can explore its environment randomly and go home automatically, without GPS or mapping. This work opens up new strategies for navigation in autonomous […]

  • Getting a grip on human-robot cooperation
    on February 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    There is a time when a successful cooperation between humans and robots has decisive importance: it is in the precise moment that one "actor" is required to hand an object to another "actor" and, therefore, to coordinate their actions accordingly. But how can we make this interaction more natural […]

  • Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement
    on February 12, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    By zeroing in on humans' gait, body symmetry and foot placement, researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies. […]

  • Toward automated animal identification in wildlife research
    on February 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    A new program automatically detects regions of interest within images, alleviating a serious bottleneck in processing photos for wildlife research. […]

  • Psychology: Robot saved, people take the hit
    on February 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    To what extent are people prepared to show consideration for robots? A new study suggests that, under certain circumstances, some people are willing to endanger human lives -- out of concern for robots. […]

  • Citizen science projects have a surprising new partner, the computer
    on February 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Data scientists and citizen science experts partnered with ecologists who often study wildlife populations by deploying camera traps. These camera traps are remote, independent devices, triggered by motion and infrared sensors that provide researchers with images of passing animals. The researchers […]

  • Walking with Pokémon
    on February 5, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    In a recent study, researchers reveal how the Pokémon GO augmented reality game positively impact the physical activity in players over 40. The authors hope the findings will inform urban planners and game designers to inspire people to be more active. […]

  • Robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga
    on January 31, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line. […]

  • Atari master: New AI smashes Google DeepMind in video game challenge
    on January 31, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    A new breed of algorithms has mastered Atari video games 10 times faster than state-of-the-art AI, with a breakthrough approach to problem solving. […]

  • Most people overlook artificial intelligence despite flawless advice
    on January 30, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    A team of researchers recently discovered that most people overlook artificial intelligence despite flawless advice. AI-like systems will be an integral part of the Army's strategy over the next five years, so system designers will need to start getting a bit more creative in order to appeal to […]

  • Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech
    on January 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    In a scientific first, neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain. […]

  • Defending against cyberattacks by giving attackers 'false hope'
    on January 28, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    'The quarantine is a decoy that behaves very similar to the real compromised target to keep the attacker assuming that the attack is still succeeding. In a typical cyberattack the more deeply attackers go in the system, the more they have the ability to go many directions. It becomes like a […]

  • Self-driving cars, robots: Identifying AI 'blind spots'
    on January 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    A novel model identifies instances in which autonomous systems have 'learned' from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous […]

  • The first tendril-like soft robot able to climb
    on January 24, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Researchers have made the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils: it is able to curl and climb, using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants. In the future this tendril-like soft robot could inspire the development of wearable devices, such as soft braces, able to […]

  • Increasing skepticism against robots
    on January 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    In Europe, people are more reserved regarding robots than they were five years ago. […]

  • Artificial intelligence can dramatically cut time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays
    on January 22, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    New research has found that a novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) system can dramatically reduce the time needed to ensure that abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings will receive an expert radiologist opinion sooner, cutting the average delay from 11 days to less than three days. Chest X-rays […]

  • Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings
    on January 18, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas of the human body. They stand to revolutionize targeted drug delivery. […]

  • Measuring ability of artificial intelligence to learn is difficult
    on January 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study has found. […]

  • 'Ambidextrous' robots could dramatically speed e-commerce
    on January 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Engineers present a novel, 'ambidextrous' approach to grasping a diverse range of object shapes without training. […]

  • Smart home tests first elder care robot
    on January 14, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Researchers believe the robot, nicknamed RAS, could eventually help those with dementia and other limitations continue to live independently in their own homes. […]