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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

Can Robots Recognize Faces Even Under Backlighting?

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel technique to address the problem of vision-based face detection and recognition under normal and severe illumination conditions. This technique contributes to help ... read more

June 28, 2016 — A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes are being deployed in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. A deep belief neural network, called ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Sometimes all it takes to get help from someone is to wave at them, or point. Now the same is true for robots. Researchers have completed work on a project aimed at enabling robots to cooperate with ... read more

Energy from Sunlight: Further Steps Towards Artificial Photosynthesis

June 24, 2016 — Chemists have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial phases of natural photosynthesis with artificial ... read more

June 22, 2016 — What must an intelligent apartment provide in order to make everyday life safe, healthy, and comfortable? Robotics experts have developed the service robot Floka. Floka is fitted with a new ... read more

Self-Learning Arm Controlled by Thought

June 22, 2016 — Scientists are developing a robotic arm prototype and its control algorithm using myoelectric signals. The mechanical limb will independently recognize the motions of its owner and be able to ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Robots with multi-jointed arms must plan their motion, a difficult problem that requires time-consuming computation. Simply picking an object up in an environment that has not been pre-engineered for ... read more

Artificial Synapse Rivals Biological Ones in Energy Consumption

June 20, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in fabricating an organic nanofiber electronic device that emulates not only the important working principles and energy consumption of biological synapses but also the ... read more

June 17, 2016 — Smart threads can be woven into pressure-sensitive electronic skin for robots or medical ... read more

How Insights Into Human Learning Can Foster Smarter Artificial Intelligence

June 14, 2016 — Recent breakthroughs in creating artificial systems that outplay humans in a diverse array of challenging games have their roots in neural networks inspired by information processing in the brain. ... read more

June 13, 2016 — A prototype system that will test a planned array of 5,000 robots for a sky-mapping instrument is taking shape. Dubbed ProtoDESI, the scaled-down, 10-robot system will run through a series of tests ... read more

Indoor Location Technology Has Become Simpler

June 13, 2016 — Accurate indoor localization has the potential to transform the way people navigate indoors in a similar way that GPS transformed the way people navigate outdoors. Over the last 15 years, several ... read more

June 10, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel robot microscope system that automatically tracks a freely moving small animal and manipulates its brain activity with 'projection ... read more

Why Hierarchy Exists in Biological Networks: New Insight Will Aid Development of Artificial Intelligence

June 9, 2016 — New research explains why so many biological networks, including the human brain (a network of neurons), exhibit a hierarchical structure, and will improve attempts to create artificial intelligence. ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Many new robots look less like the metal humanoids of pop culture and more like high-tech extensions of ourselves and our ... read more

Hidden Electronic Anti-Theft Systems Remain a Threat to Cardiac Device Patients

June 8, 2016 — Electronic anti-theft systems still pose a threat to cardiac device ... read more

June 6, 2016 — Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced ... read more

June 2, 2016 — The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artificial kidney could be developed as a viable, new dialysis technology. Some redesigns would be required to overcome ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them much more suitable for use in the care ... read more

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