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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016 — Ever wonder how roaches are able to get into anything, no matter how tight the seams? Biologists have now shown that the American cockroach can flatten its body to one-fifth normal running height to ... read more

Collaboration Between Humans and Robots

Feb. 3, 2016 — The new dimension of collaboration between humans and robots can be measured in just a few centimeters: the latest generation of high-precision sensors tells the robotic arms of today’s ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Senior Citizens May Accept Robot Helpers, but Fear Robot Masters

Feb. 1, 2016 — Senior citizens would likely accept robots as helpers and entertainment providers, but are leery of giving up too much control to the machines, according to ... read more

Using Artificial Intelligence and Evolution to Take Gaming to the Next Level

Jan. 25, 2016 — You have a new video game and have spent weeks trying to defend yourself against your arch enemy. You finally found his weakness and how to stop him, and are joyfully exacting revenge. But one day ... read more

What Should Be the Role of Computer Games in Education?

Jan. 12, 2016 — Game advocates are calling for a sweeping transformation of conventional education to replace traditional curricula with game-based instruction. But what do researchers have to say about this idea ... read more

Robot Innovation Automates Short Production Runs

Jan. 11, 2016 — A new quick-control system slashes substantially the programming time for industrial robots, enabling the use of automation also in short production runs of single-item products. This innovation has ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — Say hello to Nadine, a "receptionist" at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is friendly, and will greet you back. Next time you meet her, she will remember your name and ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Two technologies which use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings could be used for the development of driverless cars and autonomous robotics ... read more

'Robot Locust' Can Traverse Rocky Terrain, Assist in Search and Rescue

Dec. 17, 2015 — A new miniature robot is poised to make a major contribution to the field of advanced robotics. Researchers believe that the new locust-inspired robot will perform well in search-and-rescue missions ... read more

Snake Bellies Help Scientists Get a Grip

Dec. 17, 2015 — A new study sheds light on how snakes' sharp-edged belly keels improve climbing abilities, which could lead to bio-inspired robotic designs and new methods to prevent snake ... read more

Team Demonstrates 'Hybrid' Logic Gate as Work Towards Quantum Computer Continues

Dec. 16, 2015 — Quantum logic gates between different isotopic species are possible, can be driven by a relatively simple laser system, and can work with precision beyond the so-called 'fault-tolerant ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — Humans can categorize data using less than 1 percent of the original information, and validated an algorithm to explain human learning -- a method that also can be used for machine learning, data ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — The enduring popularity of and interest in droids like C-3PO and R2-D2 speaks to the fascination many people have with robotics and artificial intelligence. Although no one will have their own C-3PO ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — New mathematical models can give us better and cheaper robotic ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that captures our learning abilities, enabling computers to recognize and draw simple visual concepts that are mostly indistinguishable from those ... read more

How Does My Therapist Rate?

Dec. 2, 2015 — Software developed to rate therapists on empathy using automatic speech recognition, natural language processing and machine ... read more

Online Game Reveals Something Fishy About Mathematical Models

Dec. 2, 2015 — How can you tell if your mathematical model is good enough? Researchers have now implemented a Turing test in the form of an online game (with over 1700 players) to assess how good their models were ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A collaboration between developmental psychologists and computer scientists has demonstrated that robots can "learn" much like babies - by experiencing the world and eventually imitating ... read more

Nov. 26, 2015 — A robot in the “Spencer” project is now all set to face the real world at the major international airport Schiphol in Amsterdam. Its mission: to help passengers find their way around the ... read more

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