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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Humans Less Likely to Return to an Automated Advisor Once Given Bad Advice

May 25, 2016 — The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us ... read more

Time to Up the Game: Video Game Designers Need to Do More for Young Disabled Players

May 7, 2016 — Computer games controlled through wheelchair movements have the potential to improve quality of life for young people with severe mobility impairments but more needs to be done to consider the needs ... read more

New Tech Uses Hardware, Software to Train Dogs More Efficiently

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog's ... read more

Strong Interactions With Voice-Guided Vehicles Do Not Result in Safer Driving

Apr. 27, 2016 — Giving a car a more personal voice led to more car accidents, a new report suggests. The findings showed that participants who felt a strong social connection with the virtual driving instructor ... read more

Emotion Detector: Facial Expression Recognition to Improve Learning, Gaming

Apr. 27, 2016 — A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is ... read more

Robots May Be Able to Lift, Drive, and Chat, but Are They Safe and Trustworthy?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Automation experts conclude that the time is ripe for human factors researchers to contribute scientific insights that can tackle the many challenges of human-robot ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers will present a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but also moving obstacles. The algorithm also requires ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Physicists have developed new software for the life sciences. The software supports the evaluation of microscope-based observations of cell behaviour on micropatterned ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Mar. 25, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Read My Lips: New Technology Spells out What's Said When Audio Fails

Mar. 25, 2016 — New lip-reading technology could help in solving crimes and provide communication assistance for people with hearing and speech ... read more

Voice-Controlled Nutrition Tracker May Aid Weight Loss

Mar. 24, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Paying Attention to Words Not Just Images Leads to Better Image Captions

Mar. 17, 2016 — 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 ... read more

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