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Robotics 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

Most Complete Exploration of Fly Landing Maneuvers to Advance Future Robots

To inspire advanced robotic technology, researchers have published the most complete description of how flying insects land ... 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
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Artificial Intelligence-Based Algorithm for Intensive Care of Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study presents the first artificial intelligence (AI) based algorithm that may be utilized in the intensive care unit for treating patients with severe traumatic brain ... read more

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

Better Understanding of Soft Artificial Muscles

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to design and ... 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

Artificial Intelligence to Run the Chemical Factories of the Future

A new proof-of-concept study details how an automated system driven by artificial intelligence can design, build, test and learn complex biochemical pathways to efficiently produce lycopene, a red ... 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

Magnets for the Second Dimension

Scientists have developed cube-shaped magnetic building blocks that can be assembled into two-dimensional shapes and controlled by an external magnetic field. They can be used for soft robotics ... read more

Using AI to Predict Where and When Lightning Will Strike

Researchers have developed a novel way of predicting lightning strikes to the nearest 10 to 30 minutes and within a radius of 30 kilometers. The system uses a combination of standard data from ... 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

On the Way to Intelligent Microrobots

Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are ... 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

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

New AI Deep Learning Model Allows Earlier, More Accurate Ozone Warnings

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based ozone forecasting system, which would allow local areas to predict ozone levels 24 hours in ... 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

Microscale Rockets Can Travel Through Cellular Landscapes With Precision

A new study shows how micro-scale 'rockets,' powered by acoustic waves and an on-board bubble motor, can be maneuvered through 3D landscapes of cells and particles using ... 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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