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Virtual Twin in Ten Minutes Jan. 2, 2018 — Avatars -- virtual persons: A new system makes it possible to practice and improve motion sequences by providing individualized feedback in real time.

read more New Robots Can See Into Their Future Dec. 4, 2017 — Researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered ...

read more Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots Superpowers Nov. 27, 2017 — Researchers have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water ...

read more Voice Impersonators Can Fool Speaker Recognition Systems Nov. 14, 2017 — Skilful voice impersonators are able to fool state-of-the-art speaker recognition systems, as these systems generally aren't efficient yet in recognising voice modifications, according to new ...

read more 'Mind-Reading' Brain-Decoding Tech Oct. 23, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated how to decode what the human brain is seeing by using artificial intelligence to interpret fMRI scans from people watching videos, representing a sort of mind-reading ...

read more Personalizing Human-Robot Interaction May Increase Patient Use Oct. 23, 2017 — Determining the elements in the human-robot interaction that make users more motivated to continue is important in designing future robots that will interact with humans on a daily basis, say ...

read more Flexible 'Skin' Can Help Robots, Prosthetics Perform Everyday Tasks by Sensing Shear Force Oct. 17, 2017 — Engineers have developed a flexible sensor 'skin' that can be stretched over any part of a robot's body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, ...

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Virtual Twin in Ten Minutes Jan. 2, 2018 — Avatars -- virtual persons: A new system makes it possible to practice and improve motion sequences by providing individualized feedback in real time.

read more Artificial Intelligence and Supercomputers to Help Alleviate Urban Traffic Problems Dec. 11, 2017 — Researchers have developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects in raw traffic camera footage and characterize how those objects move and interact.

read more Researchers Trained Neural Networks to Be Fashion Designers (Sort Of) Nov. 28, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated how artificial intelligence and neural networks could one day create custom apparel designs to help retailers and apparel makers sell clothing to consumers based on what ...

read more Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots Superpowers Nov. 27, 2017 — Researchers have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water ...

read more Underwater Acoustic Localization of Marine Mammals and Vehicles Nov. 22, 2017 — Researchers have developed an underwater acoustic system for the localization of marine mammals, underwater vehicles and other sound sources in the ocean, using no more than a single hydrophone ...

read more Underwater Acoustic Localization of Marine Mammals, Vehicles Nov. 21, 2017 — An underwater acoustic system for the localization of marine mammals, underwater vehicles and other sound sources in the ocean, using no more than a single hydrophone (basically an underwater ...

read more New Computational Method Provides Optimized Design of Wind Up Toys Nov. 17, 2017 — A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible ...

Researchers Take A Step Toward Mind-Controlled Robots

For now, the MIT system can only handle simple binary activities such as correcting a robot as it sorts objects into two boxes, but CSAIL Director Daniela Rus sees a future where one day we could control robots in more natural ways, rather than having to program them for specific tasks — like allowing a supervisor on a factory floor to control a robot without ever pushing a button.

'You will think that, you will have that thought, and through this detection you would in fact communicate remotely with the robot to say 'stop.' ' Rus admits the MIT development is a baby step, but she says it's an important step toward improving the way humans and robots interact.

Making robots effective 'collaborators' 'I think this is exciting work,' said Bin He, a biomedical engineer at the University of Minnesota, who published a paper in December that showed people can control a robotic arm with their minds.

Srinivasa says this research could potentially have key implications for prosthetics, but cautions it's an 'excellent first step toward solving a harder, much more complicated problem.'

Potential real-world applications MIT's Rus imagines a future where anybody can communicate with a robot without any training — a world where this technology could help steer a self-driving car or clean up your home.

you have your robot pick up all the toys and socks from the floor, and you want the robot to put the socks in the sock bin and put the toys in the toy bin,' she said.

Stanford researchers develop vine-like, growing robot

Mechanical engineers at Stanford have developed a robot that grows like a vine. It's ability to grow across distances without moving its whole body could be useful in search and rescue and...

Facebook A.I. Robots shut down after creating their own language |Artificial Intelligence |#facebook

Facebook has shut down two artificial intelligences that appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood. The two chatbots came to create their own changes...

This Robot Can Read Your Mind

Researchers at MIT developed the system that translates brain activity to control a robot. Source: Subscribe to Vocativ:

Level1 News October 17 2017: Self Driving Lettuce Surgeon

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Researchers trained this robot to use nunchucks

Researchers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology taught a robot how to use a pair of nunchucks. The research was part of a machine learning experiment that would require a robot to...

Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait

Researchers at EPFL and UNIL have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits – less efficient...

The snakey, viney robot that can go almost anywhere

Researchers at Stanford University developed a soft, squishy robot that "grows" like a vine and can squeeze through tight spaces. It can also lift heavy objects, which makes it potentially...

Can robots understand human emotion? | DW Documentary

Scientists are building robots to read human feelings. Does that make them people? And can artificial intelligence ever really understand emotion? Scientists around the world are working on...

Bat-inspired robot swoops and dives like the real thing

A lightweight drone with wings based on a bat can fly with great agility and could swoop and perch around construction sites to monitor safety risks. Read more:

New robot flies just like a bat

Bat-bot could one day aid in search and rescue operations. Learn more: Read the research (free):