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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. 13, 2016 — A "Robird" will make its first flights at an airport location in February. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — An optimized approach for determining prescribed medication associations within a high-volume pharmacy environment has been developed, which experts say could save money and ... 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

Mar. 21, 2016 — Engineers have created a hybrid material featuring stiff metal and soft, porous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both -- stiffness when it's called for, and elasticity when a ... read more

Crowd Review: Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Improve Design

Mar. 15, 2016 — Research demonstrates how consumer product reviews published on the internet could be analyzed through data mining techniques and allow designers to find ways to improve a given product or even add ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Children with autism have special difficulty in expressing emotions, usually have no social skills and face major problems when communicating. In order to help children with this problem learn to ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Engineers have recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Thanks to the electrodes system a stable signal is obtained, which allows precise control like handling an egg without breaking. It also provides sensations as if it were a real ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Scientists have developed a socially assistive robot called Tega designed to serve as a one-on-one peer learner in or outside of the classroom. Testing the setup in a Boston area preschool, the ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — New research enables the efficient planning of the activities of systems of mobile robots for socially beneficial services including border patrol, search and rescue, and security ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — We do not merely recognize objects -- our brain is so good at this task that we can automatically supply the concept of a cup when shown a photo of a curved handle or identify a face from just an ear ... read more

Hooray for Hollywood Robots: Movie Machines May Boost Robot Acceptance

Mar. 10, 2016 — Remembering robots from film portrayals may help ease some of the anxiety that older adults have about using a robot, according to Penn State ... read more

Some Assembly Required to Boost Robot Ratings

Mar. 9, 2016 — Robot makers may want to follow Ikea's strategy for customer satisfaction and give people a chance to partially assemble their new robots to ease acceptance of the devices, according to ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time -- in his phantom hand -- using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the arm. The advancement will accelerate the development of touch ... read more

Big Data for Text: Next-Generation Text Understanding and Analysis

Mar. 7, 2016 — News portals and social media are rich information sources, for example for predicting stock market trends. Today, numerous service providers allow for searching large text collections by feeding ... read more

First Code of Conduct for the Use of Virtual Reality Established

Mar. 4, 2016 — Researchers summarize problems and offer recommendations for the future of virtual reality. The technological capacity for generating virtual worlds from home computers will soon be widely available ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Engineers have developed an electroluminescent "skin" that stretches to more than six times its original size while still emitting light. The discovery could lead to significant advances in ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — A student has put the power of interacting with robots into our hands — ... read more

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