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Artificial Intelligence News
December 8, 2019

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Trash Talk Hurts, Even When It Comes from a Robot

Trash talking has a long and colorful history of flustering game opponents, and now researchers have demonstrated that discouraging words can be perturbing even when uttered by a ... read more

Two-Legged Robot Mimics Human Balance While Running and Jumping

Engineers have developed a method to control balance in a two-legged, teleoperated robot -- an essential step toward enabling a humanoid to carry out high-impact tasks in challenging ... read more

Artificial Skin Creates First Ticklish Devices

A new interface takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables or ... read more

New Haptic Arm Places Robotics Within Easy Reach

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have now turned into reality, creating a ... read more
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Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Can Learn the Laws of Quantum Mechanics

Artificial intelligence can be used to predict molecular wave functions and the electronic properties of molecules. This innovative AI method could be used to speed-up the design of drug molecules or ... read more

Quantum Computers Learn to Mark Their Own Work

A new test to check if a quantum computer is giving correct answers to questions beyond the scope of traditional computing could help the first quantum computer that can outperform a classical ... read more

Researchers Bring Gaming to Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. A new study details three games created for level three and ... read more

Tiny Low-Energy Device to Rapidly Reroute Light in Computer Chips

Researchers have developed an optical switch that routes light from one computer chip to another in just 20 billionths of a second -- faster than any other similar device. The compact switch is the ... read more

Human-Machine Interactions: Bots Are More Successful If They Impersonate Humans

An international research team sought to find out whether cooperation between humans and machines is different if the machine purports to be human. They carried out an experiment in which humans ... read more

New Artificial Intelligence System Automatically Evolves to Evade Internet Censorship

Researchers developed a tool called Geneva (short for Genetic Evasion), which automatically learns to circumvent censorship. Tested in China, India and Kazakhstan, Geneva found dozens of ways to ... read more

Robots Appear More Persuasive When Pretending to Be Human

Recent technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have made it possible for machines, or bots, to pass as humans. A team of researchers studied study how people interact with bots they ... read more

Flexible Yet Sturdy Robot Is Designed to 'Grow' Like a Plant

Engineers have developed a robot designed to extend a chain-like appendage flexible enough to twist and turn in any necessary configuration, yet rigid enough to support heavy loads or apply torque to ... read more

Showing Robots 'Tough Love' Helps Them Succeed

According to a new study by computer scientists, to help a robot succeed, you might need to show it some tough love. In a computer-simulated manipulation task, the researchers found that training a ... read more

Deep Neural Networks Uncover What the Brain Likes to See

Researchers built deep artificial neural networks that can accurately predict the neural responses produced by a biological brain to arbitrary visual stimuli. These networks can be thought of as a ... read more

Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

Engineers have developed a navigation method that doesn't require mapping an area in advance. Instead, their approach enables a robot to use clues in its environment to plan out a route to its ... read more

RoboBee Powered by Soft Muscles

Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can crash into walls, fall onto the floor, and collide with other RoboBees without being damaged. It is the ... read more

Worker Robots That Learn from Mistakes

Practice makes perfect -- it is an adage that has helped humans become highly dexterous and now it is an approach that is being applied to ... read more

This AI Birdwatcher Lets You 'See' Through the Eyes of a Machine

It can take years of birdwatching experience to tell one species from the next. But using an artificial intelligence technique called deep learning, researchers have trained a computer to identify up ... read more

Artificial Networks Shed Light on Human Face Recognition

Our brains are so primed to recognize faces - or to tell people apart - that we rarely even stop to think about it, but what happens in the brain when it engages in such recognition is still far from ... read more

Enabling Autonomous Vehicles to See Around Corners

To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there's a moving object coming around the ... read more

Compact Depth Sensor Inspired by Spiders

Inspired by jumping spiders, researchers have developed a compact and efficient depth sensor that could be used on board microrobots, in small wearable devices, or in lightweight virtual and ... read more

Teaching Cars to Drive With Foresight

Good drivers anticipate dangerous situations and adjust their driving before things get dicey. Researchers now also want to teach this skill to self-driving ... read more

Platform for Scalable Testing of Autonomous Vehicle Safety

In the race to manufacture autonomous vehicles (AVs), safety is crucial yet sometimes overlooked as exemplified by recent headline-making accidents. Researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) ... read more

Artificial Intelligence System Gives Fashion Advice

A computer science team has developed an artificial intelligence system that can look at a photo of an outfit and suggest helpful tips to make it more ... read more

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