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Wireless aquatic robot could clean water and transport cells
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:17:28 EDT
Researchers have developed a tiny plastic robot, made of responsive polymers, which moves under the influence of light and magnetism. In the future this 'wireless aquatic polyp' should be able to attract and capture contaminant particles from the surrounding liquid or pick up and transport cells for analysis in diagnostic devices.
Artificial 'neurotransistor' created
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:12:30 EDT
While the optimization of conventional microelectronics is slowly reaching its physical limits, nature offers us a blueprint how information can be processed and stored efficiently: our own brain. Scientists have now successfully imitated the functioning of neurons using semiconductor materials.
Robot jaws shows medicated chewing gum could be the future
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:12:26 EDT
Medicated chewing gum has been recognized as a new advanced drug delivery method but currently there is no gold standard for testing drug release from chewing gum in vitro. New research has shown a chewing robot with built-in humanoid jaws could provide opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to develop medicated chewing gum.
Context reduces racial bias in hate speech detection algorithms
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:32:29 EDT
When it comes to accurately flagging hate speech on social media, context matters, says a new study aimed at reducing errors that could amplify racial bias.
Quantum classifiers with tailored quantum kernel?
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:32:05 EDT
Quantum information scientists have introduced a new method for machine learning classifications in quantum computing. The non-linear quantum kernels in a quantum binary classifier provide new insights for improving the accuracy of quantum machine learning, deemed able to outperform the current AI technology.
Research reflects how AI sees through the looking glass
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:24:45 EDT
Intrigued by how reflection changes images in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, a team of researchers used artificial intelligence to investigate what sets originals apart from their reflections. Their algorithms learned to pick up on unexpected clues such as hair parts, gaze direction and, surprisingly, beards - findings with implications for training machine learning models and detecting faked images.
Teleportation in live musical performance
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:36:54 EDT
A new study explains for the first time how quantum supercomputers could be helpful in the world of making and performing music.
Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can outswim their natural counterparts
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:17:12 EDT
Engineering researchers have developed soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts. More practically, the new jellyfish-bots highlight a technique that uses pre-stressed polymers to make soft robots more powerful.
Coordinating complex behaviors between hundreds of robots
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:54:53 EDT
Researchers propose a new approach to finding an optimal solution for controlling large numbers of robots collaboratively completing a set of complex linear temporal logic commands called STyLuS*, for large-Scale optimal Temporal Logic Synthesis, that can solve problems massively larger than what current algorithms can handle, with hundreds of robots, tens of thousands of rooms and highly complex tasks, in a small fraction of the time.
Computational model decodes speech by predicting it
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:48:08 EDT
UNIGE scientists developed a neuro-computer model which helps explain how the brain identifies syllables in natural speech. The model uses the equivalent of neuronal oscillations produced by brain activity to process the continuous sound flow of connected speech. The model functions according to a theory known as predictive coding, whereby the brain optimizes perception by constantly trying to predict the sensory signals based on candidate hypotheses (syllables in this model).
Towards an AI diagnosis like the doctor's
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:04:34 EDT
Artificial intelligence is an important innovation in diagnostics, but the way these systems work is opaque. In a new article, researchers describe how they can make the AI show how it's working, as well as let it diagnose more like a doctor, thus making AI more relevant to clinical practice.
Getting real with immersive sword fights
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:13:31 EDT
Sword fights are often the weak link in virtual reality (VR) fighting games, with digital avatars engaging in battle using imprecise, pre-recorded movements that barely reflect the player's actions or intentions. Now a team has found a solution to the challenges of creating realistic VR sword fights: Touche - a data-driven computer model based on machine learning.
A furry social robot can reduce pain and increase happiness
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:01:15 EDT
Researchers have discovered that a single, 60-minute interaction with PARO actually improved mood as well as reduced mild or severe pain. When participants touched PARO, they experienced greater pain reduction than when it was simply present in their room.
Unique material design for brain-like computations
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:23:49 EDT
Over the past few decades, computers have seen dramatic progress in processing power; however, even the most advanced computers are relatively rudimentary in comparison with the complexities and capabilities of the human brain.
Discovery allows 3D printing of sensors directly on expanding organs
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:00:45 EDT
Mechanical engineers and computer scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting.
Brainsourcing automatically identifies human preferences
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:00:03 EDT
Researchers have developed a technique, using artificial intelligence, to analyze opinions and draw conclusions using the brain activity of groups of people. This technique, which the researchers call ''brainsourcing'', can be used to classify images or recommend content, something that has not been demonstrated before.
'SlothBot in the Garden' demonstrates hyper-efficient conservation robot
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:15:05 EDT
For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world's most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below, will be tested near the Garden's popular Canopy Walk.
Making more data available for training self-driving cars
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:10:24 EDT
For safety's sake, a self-driving car must accurately track the movement of pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles around it. Training those tracking systems may now be more effective thanks to a new method.
Nanomaterial gives robots chameleon skin
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:10:22 EDT
A new film made of gold nanoparticles changes color in response to any type of movement. Its unprecedented qualities could allow robots to mimic chameleons and octopi -- among other futuristic applications.
Digitize your dog into a computer game
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:57:41 EDT
Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one camera.

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