The AI Expo announces initial line-up of keynote speakers for North America event
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The AI Expo announces initial line-up of keynote speakers for North America event

The AI Expo North America event will showcase the next generation technologies and strategies from the world of artificial intelligence – an opportunity to explore and discover the…

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How does AI transform software development?
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How does AI transform software development?

A lot has been said about artificial intelligence affecting our lives, taking our jobs, and transforming our world. Indeed, technology has gone so far that AI learns to…

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The Geometry of Success: Archinaut Project Conducts First Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing Build in Space-like Environment
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The Geometry of Success: Archinaut Project Conducts First Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing Build in Space-like Environment

Archinaut, a NASA Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM) project developing cutting-edge technology to build and assemble complex hardware and supersized structures on demand in space, achieved an unprecedented milestone…

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The Radio Frequency Spectrum + Machine Learning = A New Wave in Radio Technology
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The Radio Frequency Spectrum + Machine Learning = A New Wave in Radio Technology

The radio frequency spectrum is becoming increasingly crowded and a new DARPA program will examine how leading-edge machine learning can help understand all the signals in the crowd…

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Robots to replace Disneyland Actors?
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Robots to replace Disneyland Actors?

What kids love the most at Disneyland? Probably it is meeting, greeting and snapping a photo with Mickey himself! Over 1200 character actors portray Mickey, Goofy and other…

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Soon hospital beds will take their own baths
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Soon hospital beds will take their own baths

At Odense University Hospital (OUH), they are in the process of solving an assignment that can map new territory for using the ‘Internet of Things’—and which is also…

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Soon hospital beds will take their own baths
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Soon hospital beds will take their own baths

At Odense University Hospital (OUH), they are in the process of solving an assignment that can map new territory for using the ‘Internet of Things’—and which is also…

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New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves
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New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can also disrupt sleep. Diagnosing and monitoring these conditions usually requires attaching electrodes…

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NASA Tests Autopilot Sensors During Simulations
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NASA Tests Autopilot Sensors During Simulations

Inside a large, black-walled facility outside Denver, NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) team successfully completed the latest testing of three rendezvous and proximity operations sensors used for…

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UW building underwater robots to study oceans around Antarctica
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UW building underwater robots to study oceans around Antarctica

The water circling Antarctica has some of the roughest, most dangerous conditions on the planet. This water also is crucially important to Earth’s climate: It stores a massive…

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One plant at a time with drone imagers
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One plant at a time with drone imagers

Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying…

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New robot speeds sampling of ocean’s biogeochemistry and health
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New robot speeds sampling of ocean’s biogeochemistry and health

The world’s first underwater vehicle designed specifically to collect both biological and chemical samples from the ocean water column successfully completed sea trials off the coast of New…

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Researchers at Stanford Develop Soft Robot that Moves by Growing
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Researchers at Stanford Develop Soft Robot that Moves by Growing

In a paper published in the journal Science Robotics, researchers at Stanford University present their latest invention – a soft, tube-like robot that moves by growing. According to…

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New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles’ energy efficiency
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New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles’ energy efficiency

Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better.…

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A Robot That Grows
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A Robot That Grows

At first glance, robots would appear to have exactly nothing in common with sweet peas or other climbing vines. Yet thanks to some innovative scientists, they now share…

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9 Startups That Make You Realize Future Is Already Here
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9 Startups That Make You Realize Future Is Already Here

Although we are yet to see an actual hoverboard or desiccated pizza in our daily life, some concepts and products out there already make you want to pinch…

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Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix
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Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix

Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water distribution systems lose an average of 20 percent of their supply because of…

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Open Source Personal Robot
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Open Source Personal Robot

Robotics company Thecorpora launched an successful crowdfunding campaign to get its Q.bo robot to the market. The robot is described as easy to build, simple to program and…

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Whitepaper – The Journey Towards AI: The Impact on European Insurers
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Whitepaper – The Journey Towards AI: The Impact on European Insurers

83% of insurers believe AI will transform their role.   And it’s not surprising…AI creates a massive opportunity for insurers to be more customer-centric, mitigate against fraud, speed up…

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Computer reads body language
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Computer reads body language

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including, for…

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Miniaturizing the brain of a drone
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Miniaturizing the brain of a drone

In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even tinier sensors and cameras.…

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The first ever AI survey for Insurance:  Get the low-down on how AI will impact you
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The first ever AI survey for Insurance: Get the low-down on how AI will impact you

AI and Machine Learning was voted the most transformative analytics tool for insurance. That’s according to a brand-new survey from Insurance Nexus.  In fact, 94% of respondents agreed…

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Modular Robotic Furniture System
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Modular Robotic Furniture System

A furniture startup Ori Systems rolled out a modular robotic furniture across the US. A robotically transformable modular system makes it easy to reconfigure a single space into a…

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The iPhone, Siri and AI
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The iPhone, Siri and AI

When Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPhone 10 years ago, the world could only guess the extent to which it (and other smartphones) would become indispensible to our…

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UA Pioneers More Effective Control for Border Patrol
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UA Pioneers More Effective Control for Border Patrol

As the United States expands surveillance technologies on, above and below its 1,900-mile-long border with Mexico, operating them effectively grows more challenging. Systems and industrial engineers at the…

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Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS
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Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

Milestone series of tests have quadcopters slaloming through woodlands, swerving around obstacles in a hangar, and reporting back to their starting point all by themselves Phase 1 of…

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Peering into neural networks
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Peering into neural networks

Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing large sets of training data, are responsible for today’s best-performing artificial intelligence systems, from speech recognition systems, to…

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Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors
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Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors

Ask Siri to find a math tutor to help you “grasp” calculus and she’s likely to respond that your request is beyond her abilities. That’s because metaphors like…

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Team Launches ‘Comb and Copter’ System to Map Atmospheric Gases
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Team Launches ‘Comb and Copter’ System to Map Atmospheric Gases

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map…

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Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology
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Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology

A car barrels through a red light, but the Lincoln MKZ leading the cross traffic doesn’t T-bone it. In fact, the Lincoln never enters the intersection. It gradually…

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This Octacopter Can Fly In Any Orientation
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This Octacopter Can Fly In Any Orientation

Researchers at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich developed the “Fetching Omnicopter”, that is able to fly in any orientation. This is thanks to…

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VERBUND Innovation Challenge
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VERBUND Innovation Challenge

VERBUND is interested in a creative solution for three different formulated tasks (challenges). Innovative companies have the opportunity to participate in the Innovation Challenge by developing innovative solution…

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The Future with AI: Its Risks, and How to Prevent Them
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The Future with AI: Its Risks, and How to Prevent Them

Image credit: Adrien Milcent via unsplash.com, Public Domain If you believe in the fictional AI of films– the kind that seeks, destroys, and launches the apocalypse –you may…

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A.I. Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
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A.I. Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown

That’s a question artificial intelligence researchers are mulling, especially as A.I. begins to change space research. Artificial intelligence is poised to change the way NASA studies space. A.I.…

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New system allows optical “deep learning”
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New system allows optical “deep learning”

“Deep learning” computer systems, based on artificial neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns from an accumulation of examples, have become a hot topic in computer…

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KUKA Innovation Award 2018
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KUKA Innovation Award 2018

The next round of the KUKA Innovation Award has begun: up to July 2, young researchers from all over the world can submit their concepts addressing this year’s…

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X-Ray Eyes in the Sky
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X-Ray Eyes in the Sky

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The technique, which…

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Drone skydiving
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Drone skydiving

Latvian company Aerones specializes in creating industrial drones that can carry loads of up to 100 kg. To demonstrate the lifting power, the company has used a custom…

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CMU’s Interactive Tool Helps Novices and Experts Make Custom Robots
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CMU’s Interactive Tool Helps Novices and Experts Make Custom Robots

A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and…

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Scientists slash computations for ‘deep learning’
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Scientists slash computations for ‘deep learning’

Rice University computer scientists have adapted a widely used technique for rapid data lookup to slash the amount of computation — and thus energy and time — required…

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Researchers Develop an Interactive Tool for Building Custom Robots
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Researchers Develop an Interactive Tool for Building Custom Robots

A group of researchers at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University had developed an interactive tool for building custom robots from 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. The…

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Tactile feedback adds ‘muscle sense’ to prosthetic hand
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Tactile feedback adds ‘muscle sense’ to prosthetic hand

Engineers working to add “muscle sense” to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern…

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New way to test self-driving cars could cut 99.9 percent of validation costs
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New way to test self-driving cars could cut 99.9 percent of validation costs

Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for…

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Engineers Develop a Soft, 3D-Printed Robot Capable of Navigating a Rough Terrain
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Engineers Develop a Soft, 3D-Printed Robot Capable of Navigating a Rough Terrain

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have built the world’s first soft robot that, unlike most of its conventional counterparts who are only capable of crawling…

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Exploring underground with a colliding drone
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Exploring underground with a colliding drone

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.…

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Drones Could Perform Emergency Landings
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Drones Could Perform Emergency Landings

We are worried about drones, what could happen if they stop working and start falling down from the sky? It might be dangerous and they might hit someone on…

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3D-printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone
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3D-printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The…

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Building a better ‘bot’: artificial intelligence helps human groups
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Building a better ‘bot’: artificial intelligence helps human groups

Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people’s lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even “dumb AI” can help human groups.…

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Robotic Falcon Will Chase Birds
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Robotic Falcon Will Chase Birds

It is very important for airport to handle birds, that they wouldn’t smack into flying aircraft or be sucked into the engine. Most of airports uses lasers and…

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Swinging Robot Tarzan
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Swinging Robot Tarzan

Scientists are creating a plant-inspecting robots, that could perform the task autonomously. Most of those robots are wheeled and they could get stuck or fall over, with that in…

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Could autonomous vehicles cause an economic disaster?
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Could autonomous vehicles cause an economic disaster?

In the near future, it’s likely that Uber and Lyft become the main means of transportation around a city — but there won’t be anyone in the driver’s…

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Get ready: your future surgery may use an automated, robotic drill
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Get ready: your future surgery may use an automated, robotic drill

A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new machine can make one type…

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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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