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  • Helping soft robots turn rigid on demand
    on March 3, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Researchers have simulated a soft-bodied robot that turns rigid on demand. The advance may help broaden robots' range of tasks and allow for safe interactions with people, including in patient care settings.

  • New generation of tiny, agile drones introduced
    on March 3, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Researchers developed an insect-size drone with soft actuators -- akin to muscles -- that are agile and resilient to collisions. The advance could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.

  • A robot able to 'hear' through the ear of a locust
    on March 2, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Scientists report connecting the ear of a dead locust to a robot that receives the ear's electrical signals and responds accordingly.

  • Novel soft tactile sensor with skin-comparable...
    on March 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    A research team has developed a new soft tactile sensor with skin-comparable characteristics. A robotic gripper with the sensor mounted at the fingertip could accomplish challenging tasks such as stably grasping fragile objects and threading a needle. Their research provided new insight into […]

  • Cybersecurity researchers build a better 'canary...
    on March 1, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    This new tool uses an artificial intelligence system to generate fake documents that foil IP theft by fooling adversaries.

  • Sensing robot healthcare helpers
    on February 27, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That's the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots being developed and tested right now.

  • AI identifies social bias trends in Bollywood,...
    on February 25, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    An automated computer analysis method designed by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists makes it possible to track social biases across decades of Bollywood and Hollywood movies.

  • Pushing computing to the edge by rethinking...
    on February 24, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Responding to artificial intelligence's exploding demands on computer networks, researchers in recent years have radically increased the speed and slashed the energy use of specialized AI systems. Now, the researchers have moved their innovation closer to widespread use by creating co-designed […]

  • An intelligent soft material that curls under...
    on February 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Plants and animals can rapidly respond to changes in their environment, such as a Venus flytrap snapping shut when a fly touches it. However, replicating similar actions in soft robots requires complex mechanics and sensors. Now, researchers reporting have printed liquid metal circuits onto a […]

  • Quantum systems learn joint computing
    on February 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Researchers realize quantum-logic computer operation between two separate quantum modules in different laboratories.