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Robotics
One Robot Was Able to Watch Another Bot and Predict Its Actions
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Robotics
One Robot Was Able to Watch Another Bot and Predict Its Actions
A Columbia University study suggests that empathy between robots may be possible — and the skill could make the bots more useful to humans.
January 16, 2021

A Columbia University study suggests that empathy between robots may be possible — and the skill could make the bots more useful to humans.

Medical Innovation
Nerve-Stimulator Helps People Walk after MS and Strokes
foot drop
Medical Innovation
Nerve-Stimulator Helps People Walk after MS and Strokes
The EvoWalk wearable uses electrical stimulation, sensors, and AI to combat foot drop, a condition commonly linked to MS and strokes.
January 14, 2021

The EvoWalk wearable uses electrical stimulation, sensors, and AI to combat foot drop, a condition commonly linked to MS and strokes.

AI
New AI Can Draw Pictures, Inching Closer to Humanlike Smarts
drawing ai
AI
New AI Can Draw Pictures, Inching Closer to Humanlike Smarts
OpenAI's two new machine learning algorithms improve computer vision and can use text cues to draw unique and often offbeat images.
January 11, 2021

OpenAI's two new machine learning algorithms improve computer vision and can use text cues to draw unique and often offbeat images.

Robotics
Recycling Robot Keeps Waste Out of Landfills
recycling robot
Robotics
Recycling Robot Keeps Waste Out of Landfills
AMP Robotics has developed a recycling robot that uses AI to sort recyclables twice as quickly as humans can.
January 10, 2021

AMP Robotics has developed a recycling robot that uses AI to sort recyclables twice as quickly as humans can.

Physics
Physicists Are Starting to Harness the Power of Deepfakes
generative adversarial networks
Physics
Physicists Are Starting to Harness the Power of Deepfakes
Generative adversarial networks are the scary AI producing deepfakes. But they have other uses too, and physicists are starting to harness their power.
January 2, 2021

Generative adversarial networks are the scary AI producing deepfakes. But they have other uses too, and physicists are starting to harness their power.

AI
Just How Are Deepfakes Made, Anyway?
what is a deepfake
AI
Just How Are Deepfakes Made, Anyway?
Capable of creating incredibly realistic false data — most infamously of famous people — deepfakes are a powerful tool.
December 29, 2020

Capable of creating incredibly realistic false data — most infamously of famous people — deepfakes are a powerful tool.

3D Printing
This May Be The 3D-Printed Submarine of the Future
3d printed submarine
3D Printing
This May Be The 3D-Printed Submarine of the Future
Using unique construction techniques, this 3D-printed submarine may set the pace for the building of large AUVs to come.
December 27, 2020

Using unique construction techniques, this 3D-printed submarine may set the pace for the building of large AUVs to come.

Artificial Intelligence
New Optical Sensor Imitates the Human Eye
neuromorphic computing
Artificial Intelligence
New Optical Sensor Imitates the Human Eye
Researchers have created an optical sensor, designed to mimic the human eye. The team says this is a major breakthrough in neuromorphic computing
December 27, 2020

Researchers have created an optical sensor, designed to mimic the human eye. The team says this is a major breakthrough in neuromorphic computing

Robotics
NASA Scientists Want to Send This Robot Dog to Mars
robot dog
Robotics
NASA Scientists Want to Send This Robot Dog to Mars
A modified version of Boston Dynamics' robot dog Spot could be the ideal Mars rover for exploring caves and other underground structures.
December 27, 2020

A modified version of Boston Dynamics' robot dog Spot could be the ideal Mars rover for exploring caves and other underground structures.