Neural Interfaces News
December 9, 2019

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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

Amputees Merge With Their Bionic Leg

Scientists have helped three amputees merge with their bionic prosthetic legs as they climb over various obstacles without having to look. The amputees report using and feeling their bionic leg as ... read more

Brain-Inspired Computing Could Tackle Big Problems in a Small Way

While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit a wall in energy and miniaturization. Now, researchers ... read more

A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control

Scientists have successfully tested new neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users' voluntary control, opening avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control ... read more
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Machine Learning That Works Like a Dream

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep ... read more

'Transformative Electronics Systems' to Broaden Wearable Applications

A research team says their new platform called 'Transformative Electronics Systems' will open a new class of electronics, allowing reconfigurable electronic interfaces to be optimized for a ... read more

The Brain Inspires a New Type of Artificial Intelligence

Using advanced experiments on neuronal cultures and large scale simulations, scientists have demonstrated a new type of ultrafast artificial intelligence algorithms -- based on the very slow brain ... read more

Scientists Can Now Manipulate Brain Cells Using Smartphone

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. The device could speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as ... read more

A Wearable Device So Thin and Soft You Won't Even Notice It

Wearable human-machine interfaces have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can't always ... read more

Brain-Inspired Computer System Sheds Surprising New Light on How Images Impact Emotions

Neuroscientists have developed a brain-inspired computer system that can look at an image and determine what emotion it evokes in people. Combining it with brain-imaging tests, they've learned ... read more

Motorized Prosthetic Arm Can Sense Touch, Move With Your Thoughts

Biomedical engineers are helping develop a prosthetic arm for amputees that can move with the person's thoughts and feel the sensation of touch via an array of electrodes implanted in the ... read more

What Do Dragonflies Teach Us About Missile Defense?

Research is examining whether dragonfly-inspired computing could improve missile defense systems, which have the similar task of intercepting an object in flight, by making on-board computers smaller ... read more

Electronic Chip Mimics the Brain to Make Memories in a Flash

Engineers have mimicked the human brain with an electronic chip that uses light to create and modify ... read more

Ultra-Small Nanoprobes Could Be a Leap Forward in High-Resolution Human-Machine Interfaces

Machine enhanced humans -- or cyborgs as they are known in science fiction -- could be one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new ... read more

How You and Your Friends Can Play a Video Game Together Using Only Your Minds

Researchers have created a method for two people to help a third person solve a task using only their ... read more

Brain Network Evaluates Robot Likeability

Researchers have identified a network of brain regions that work together to determine if a robot is a worthy social partner, according to a new ... read more

Robots That Are Not Quite Life-Like: 'Uncanny Valley' in the Brain

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the 'Uncanny Valley' -- the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that ... read more

Going the Distance: Brain Cells for 3D Vision Discovered

Scientists have discovered neurons in insect brains that compute 3D distance and direction. Understanding these could help vision in ... read more

3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand Can Guess How You Play Rock, Paper, Scissors

A new 3D-printed prosthetic hand can learn the wearers' movement patterns to help amputee patients perform daily tasks, reports a new ... read more

Understanding Brain Activity When You Name What You See

Using complex statistical methods and fast measurement techniques, researchers found how the brain network comes up with the right word and enables us to say ... read more

First-Ever Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Tool Vastly Scales Up Alzheimer's Research

Researchers have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning ... read more

Step Towards Light-Based, Brain-Like Computing Chip

Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons ... read more

Magnets Can Help AI Get Closer to the Efficiency of the Human Brain

Researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices such as personal robots, self-driving cars and drones to better generalize about different ... read more

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