Organ donation: a new frontier for AI?
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Organ donation: a new frontier for AI?

Long waits in Quebec Organ donation in Quebec in no simple affair. Demand outstrips supply, and waits can be long. In 2016, 275 patients went ahead with kidney-transplant…

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Disney Invents Crazy Drone Technology
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Disney Invents Crazy Drone Technology

Disney plans to use drones extensively in Disneyland. Disney has developed crazy drone technology that includes creating flying displays using drone pixels, fly projections screens and projectors using…

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Swarms of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Test New Dogfighting Skills
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Swarms of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Test New Dogfighting Skills

Aerial dogfighting began more than a century ago in the skies over Europe with propeller-driven fighter aircraft carried aloft on wings of fabric and wood. An event held…

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With the rise of autonomous vehicles, hackers pose a serious new threat
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With the rise of autonomous vehicles, hackers pose a serious new threat

The allure of the autonomous vehicle is seductive: a morning commute spent sipping coffee and checking e-mail while the car finds its own way to the office. But…

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Biased bots: Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices
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Biased bots: Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices

In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of these machine-based systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, Princeton University-based…

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Soft robotic could ease complications, cost of colonoscopy
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Soft robotic could ease complications, cost of colonoscopy

Hossein Dehghani envisions a future in which a self-driving robot can explore your colon – allowing a human to spend less time navigating the five-foot tunnel and more…

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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Video Editing
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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Video Editing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made some huge strides in machine learning and neural networks over the last few years, and it is starting to feature more prominently in…

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Toyota created a robot which will help paralyzed people walk again
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Toyota created a robot which will help paralyzed people walk again

Toyota is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. Unsurprisingly, it also branches out into some other fields, such as robotics. Now Toyota announced that from…

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NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts
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NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts

NASA is preparing for a future that could include soft robotic spacecraft with flexible surfaces that can anchor to an asteroid, and an artificial gravity device for long-duration,…

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Security researchers show that Google’s AI tool for video searching can be easily deceived
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Security researchers show that Google’s AI tool for video searching can be easily deceived

University of Washington researchers have shown that Google’s new tool that uses machine learning to automatically analyze and label video content can be deceived by inserting a photograph…

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NASA Robotic Refueling Mission Departs International Space Station
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NASA Robotic Refueling Mission Departs International Space Station

The International Space Station serves as an orbiting test and demonstration laboratory for scientific experiments to be performed inside and outside the space station. The experiments are inherently…

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Disney Drone Technology – Episode 1
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Disney Drone Technology – Episode 1

To most of us, Disney seems to be just an entertainment company. Which is true to some extent, but at the core, Disney has always been one of…

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NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools
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NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools

Want to go ice fishing on Jupiter’s moon Europa? There’s no promising you’ll catch anything, but a new set of robotic prototypes could help. Since 2015, NASA’s Jet…

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Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression
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Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression

Depression affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, each year. It is the leading cause of disability for those between…

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DHL Robotics Challenge 2017
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DHL Robotics Challenge 2017

Image credit: dhlinnovationchallenge.com Calling all inventors and visionaries! DHL needs your help to deal with the ever-increasing volume of material in our warehouses and distribution centers. This year’s…

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Toward printable, sensor-laden “skin” for robots
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Toward printable, sensor-laden “skin” for robots

In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They’re also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot —…

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3D-printed Portable Tiny House
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3D-printed Portable Tiny House

3D-printing firm Apis Cor in Russia showed off the portable 3D printer that it has developed by using it to build a basic structure of a 38 square meters…

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This Robot Could Keep 16.4 Million People From Going Blind
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This Robot Could Keep 16.4 Million People From Going Blind

A retinal vein occlusion, or RVO, can be serious for those suffering from it. It happens when there’s a blood clot in a retinal vein. This can lead…

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Machine learning advances human-computer interaction
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Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

Baxter, along with other robots in the lab, is learning how to perform human tasks and to interact with people as part of a human-robot team. “The central…

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Future cars are going to be shared, electric and with no steering wheel or pedals
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Future cars are going to be shared, electric and with no steering wheel or pedals

By now everyone knows that cars in the future are going to be electric and will drive themselves. That is already written in the stone. However, most of…

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Hyundai showcased robotic exoskeletons that will help people move in the future
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Hyundai showcased robotic exoskeletons that will help people move in the future

While there certainly are a lot of interesting vehicles being presented at 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai decided to showcase some different technology. This company is presenting its…

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NASA rover technology to map nuclear sites
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NASA rover technology to map nuclear sites

Lancaster engineers are part of a team which will map some of the world’s most radioactive sites using sensing technology mounted on an advanced robotic vehicle. The world…

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Coming soon: Oil spill-mapping swarms of flying drones
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Coming soon: Oil spill-mapping swarms of flying drones

Thousands of ants converge to follow the most direct path from their colony to their food and back. A swarm of inexpensive, unmanned drones quickly map an offshore…

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Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches
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Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches

New research from North Carolina State University offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work…

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Security researchers show that Google’s AI platform for defeating Internet trolls can be easily deceived
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Security researchers show that Google’s AI platform for defeating Internet trolls can be easily deceived

University of Washington researchers have shown that Google’s new machine learning-based system to identify toxic comments in online discussion forums can be bypassed by simply misspelling or adding…

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A unique kind of surveillance technology privacy groups would welcome
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A unique kind of surveillance technology privacy groups would welcome

Surveillance technology has invariably been regarded with suspicion by the general public. It triggers fears of privacy invasion as well as evoking horrific science-fiction-type images of an all-seeing…

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Machine learning helps researchers design less costly optical sensors
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Machine learning helps researchers design less costly optical sensors

Finding practical solutions to detect proteins, cancer biomarkers, viruses and other small objects has been a key challenge for researchers worldwide for decades. These solutions hold promise for…

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A Robot-Companion for Senior People and Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
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A Robot-Companion for Senior People and Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Today there are almost 700 million elderly people in the world. About 15 % of people of 60 years and over suffer from psychogenic disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is one of…

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NASA to Launch Raven to Develop Autonomous Rendezvous Capability
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NASA to Launch Raven to Develop Autonomous Rendezvous Capability

The client, not designed to be serviced, does not have markings to making it easier for the servicer to find and secure it. The servicer has to do…

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In pursuit of artificial intelligence with a human mind
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In pursuit of artificial intelligence with a human mind

“I was determined to do it precisely because I was told it was impossible.” So says Yasuo Kuniyoshi, professor at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Information…

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New study of ferroelectrics offers roadmap to multivalued logic for neuromorphic computing
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New study of ferroelectrics offers roadmap to multivalued logic for neuromorphic computing

Research published Wednesday in Nature Scientific Reports lays out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process information using multivalued logic – a leap beyond the simple…

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UGA scientists use robots and drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield
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UGA scientists use robots and drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield

It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combine harvesters on farms, but the high-tech tools may soon play a major…

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Agility Robotics aims to revolutionize robot mobility
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Agility Robotics aims to revolutionize robot mobility

The rapidly expanding robotics program in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University has spun off one of its first businesses, a company focused on legged locomotion…

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Robots to tackle nuclear waste
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Robots to tackle nuclear waste

A new project is bringing together expertise from the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Surrey to develop autonomous robots to tackle nuclear waste reduction. The RAS rig at…

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Artificial Cells Pass the Turing Test for the First Time
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Artificial Cells Pass the Turing Test for the First Time

The Turing test, developed more than sixty years ago, is a key method for testing artificial intelligence systems, which, to pass the test, have to convince a human…

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Self-balancing Motorcycle That Can Follow You
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Self-balancing Motorcycle That Can Follow You

Lately in CES 2017 Honda has unveiled a self-balancing motorcycle – a modified NC750S that uses technology derived from Honda’s self-balancing unicycles. Using UNI-CUB technology, Honda has demonstrated a motorcycle…

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Drone Learns To Land Like a Bird
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Drone Learns To Land Like a Bird

Researchers at the University of Bristol claim that unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has learned to land like a perching bird with the help of clever algorithms and morphing…

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Brain-controlled robot will help patients with severe muscle paralysis due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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Brain-controlled robot will help patients with severe muscle paralysis due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

In a new research project, signals from the brain are decoded by a computer and used to control a robotic arm and glove. The project aims to enable…

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Germ-zapping robots put to the test to combat hospital-acquired infections
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Germ-zapping robots put to the test to combat hospital-acquired infections

A research team led by Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical research in the Michigan Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, will put germ-zapping robots to the…

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Assessing injury risk from unmanned aircraft will pave the way for new applications
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Assessing injury risk from unmanned aircraft will pave the way for new applications

Researchers at Virginia Tech — home to both a Federal Aviation Administration-designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems and a world-renowned injury biomechanics group — are developing methods…

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Volvo and Autoliv launched a new company to develop autonomous driving software
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Volvo and Autoliv launched a new company to develop autonomous driving software

A Swedish car manufacturer Volvo is one of the leaders of the emerging sector of autonomous cars. Now this company announced that together with Autoliv, the worldwide leader…

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New drone to ensure safer demining
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New drone to ensure safer demining

Mines are usually made of magnetic steel, and the search for mines therefore often involves ‘magnetometers’—instruments capable of measuring minor magnetic deviations in the subsurface and thereby localizing…

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MATE international ROV competition
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MATE international ROV competition

The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for…

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20 Ways Drones will Shape your Future
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20 Ways Drones will Shape your Future

Drones are all the buzz at the present being quite ubiquitous in many locations. A drone basically refers to a flying robot that is technically referred to as…

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‘Turbocharged artificial intelligence’ could personalize combination therapy in pediatric leukemia
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‘Turbocharged artificial intelligence’ could personalize combination therapy in pediatric leukemia

A team of UCLA bioengineers has demonstrated that its technology may go a long way toward overcoming the challenges of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, among the most…

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NASA Scientists see Asteroid through the Eyes of a Robot
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NASA Scientists see Asteroid through the Eyes of a Robot

Retrieving an asteroid sample is no easy task. Doing the job blindfolded is even more challenging. That’s why scientists equipped the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft with a set of eyes…

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No peeking: Humans play computer game using only direct brain stimulation
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No peeking: Humans play computer game using only direct brain stimulation

In the Matrix film series, Keanu Reeves plugs his brain directly into a virtual world that sentient machines have designed to enslave mankind. The Matrix plot may be…

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Why shouldn’t chemists invent robots?
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Why shouldn’t chemists invent robots?

Who says that a chemist can’t invent a robot? This is precisely what George M. Whitesides and his colleagues at Harvard University have in mind. “Imagine a robot…

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From Monterey Bay to Europa: Building Resilient Robots
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From Monterey Bay to Europa: Building Resilient Robots

JPL’s Steve Chien with several of the underwater drones used in a research project earlier this year. Chien, along with his research collaborators, are developing artificial intelligence for…

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Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online
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Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

New artificial intelligence software designed to spot new child sexual abuse media online could help police catch child abusers. The toolkit, described in a paper published in Digital…

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Computer learns to recognize sounds by watching video
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Computer learns to recognize sounds by watching video

In recent years, computers have gotten remarkably good at recognizing speech and images: Think of the dictation software on most cellphones, or the algorithms that automatically identify people…

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How the brain recognizes faces
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How the brain recognizes faces

MIT researchers and their colleagues have developed a new computational model of the human brain’s face-recognition mechanism that seems to capture aspects of human neurology that previous models…

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Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas
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Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or…

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New Standard Helps Optical Trackers Follow Moving Objects Precisely
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New Standard Helps Optical Trackers Follow Moving Objects Precisely

Throwing a perfect strike in virtual bowling doesn’t require your gaming system to precisely track the position and orientation of your swinging arm. But if you’re operating a…

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NASA Gives “Superhero Robots” to Universities to Train for Deep Space Missions
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NASA Gives “Superhero Robots” to Universities to Train for Deep Space Missions

Technology has come a long way, and artificial intelligence has been the main branch of technology that has attracted much attention from reputable organizations such as NASA and universities…

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SBrick: learn programming and robotics while playing LEGO
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SBrick: learn programming and robotics while playing LEGO

Combining the versatility of the LEGO® building system with the SBrick Plus lets you unleash a world of robots that do anything you can imagine. The SBrick plus helps children…

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Drones Deliver Blood in Rwanda
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Drones Deliver Blood in Rwanda

First national delivery service has launched in Rwanda. In partnership with Rwandan government robotics company Zipline delivers blood by drones from distribution hut to transfusion facilities up to 75…

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Modular and Programmable Drone
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Modular and Programmable Drone

Airblock is a modular kit of foam drone parts that snap together for customized flying machines. It helps to teach kids how creativity, engineering and programming can combine for flying fun. The…

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New Concept of an Open-Source Online Community Platform for Makers and Educators
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New Concept of an Open-Source Online Community Platform for Makers and Educators

Today there are a lot of resources on the Internet, such as: Hackaday, Instructables, GitHub where you can share your technological solutions, engineering projects, and other hokey-pokey you…

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In a First, Team Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Through a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm
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In a First, Team Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Through a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a…

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ESNC Winner 2016: One Step Ahead of the Civilian Drone Market
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ESNC Winner 2016: One Step Ahead of the Civilian Drone Market

This year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition, the world’s leading innovation platform for forward-thinking applications in its field, centred on the topic of civilian drone use. On 25 October…

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Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research
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Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new…

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New Prosthetic Hand Allows Amputees to Feel Touch Again
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New Prosthetic Hand Allows Amputees to Feel Touch Again

Described in a study released yesterday, October 26, 2016 in Science Translational Medicine, a new prosthetic hand was tested on two amputees who had each lost a hand…

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Making computers explain themselves
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Making computers explain themselves

In recent years, the best-performing systems in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of neural networks, which look for patterns in training data that yield useful predictions or classifications.…

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Swarm reveals why satellites lose track
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Swarm reveals why satellites lose track

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like ESA’s Swarm sometimes black out when they fly over the equator between Africa and…

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Researchers find zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3D robotic models of themselves
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Researchers find zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3D robotic models of themselves

Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering discovered that zebrafish engage more…

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Transforming, self-learning software could help save the planet
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Transforming, self-learning software could help save the planet

Artificially intelligent computer software that can learn, adapt and rebuild itself in real-time could help combat climate change. Researchers at Lancaster University’s Data Science Institute have developed a…

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Scientists developed software for drones to fly autonomously through the mines
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Scientists developed software for drones to fly autonomously through the mines

Drones are extremely trendy nowadays. Many bloggers use them to make their videos more interesting, people like flying them for leisure or even as a form of sports.…

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MAN developed a safety truck to protect road workers
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MAN developed a safety truck to protect road workers

Have you ever seen people working on a highway and wondered how safe it is? In fact, despite their highly-visible clothing and warning equipment, they are still exposed…

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Real human-robot cooperation is coming to Volkswagen plants
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Real human-robot cooperation is coming to Volkswagen plants

Robots working in automotive plants are surprising to nobody. However, advancements in the technology and use of these robots may give one manufacturer a competitive advantage. Now Volkswagen…

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A new standard in robotics
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A new standard in robotics

On the wall of Aaron Dollar’s office is a poster for R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), the 1920 Czech play that gave us the word “robot.” The story ends…

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