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  • Method identified to double computer processing...
    on February 22, 2024 at 2:39 am

    Scientists introduce what they call 'simultaneous and heterogeneous multithreading' or SHMT. This system doubles computer processing speeds with existing hardware by simultaneously using graphics processing units (GPUs), hardware accelerators for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning […]

  • How ancient sea creatures can inform soft robotics
    on February 12, 2024 at 8:35 pm

    Fossils of a marine animal that lived 500 million years ago, combined with computer simulations, informed the design of a new soft robot.

  • Why insects navigate more efficiently than robots
    on February 12, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    Engineers have studied how insects navigate, for the purpose of developing energy-efficient robots.

  • Innovations in depth from focus/defocus pave the...
    on February 9, 2024 at 6:44 pm

    In an image, estimating the distance between objects and the camera by using the blur in the images as clue, also known as depth from focus/defocus, is essential in computer vision. However, model-based methods fail when texture-less surfaces are present, and learning-based methods require the same […]

  • A sleeker facial recognition technology tested on...
    on February 2, 2024 at 6:26 pm

    Many people are familiar with facial recognition systems that unlock smartphones and game systems or allow access to our bank accounts online. But the current technology can require boxy projectors and lenses. Now, researchers report on a sleeker 3D surface imaging system with flatter, simplified […]

  • Robot trained to read braille at twice the speed...
    on January 29, 2024 at 5:24 pm

    Researchers have developed a robotic sensor that incorporates artificial intelligence techniques to read braille at speeds roughly double that of most human readers.

  • Utilizing active microparticles for artificial...
    on January 29, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    Artificial intelligence using neural networks performs calculations digitally with the help of microelectronic chips. Physicists have now created a type of neural network that works not with electricity but with so-called active colloidal particles.The researchers describe how these microparticles […]

  • Scientists design a two-legged robot powered by...
    on January 26, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    Compared to robots, human bodies are flexible, capable of fine movements, and can convert energy efficiently into movement. Drawing inspiration from human gait, researchers from Japan crafted a two-legged biohybrid robot by combining muscle tissues and artificial materials. This method allows the […]

  • Chats with AI shift attitudes on climate change,...
    on January 26, 2024 at 5:19 am

    People who were more skeptical of human-caused climate change or the Black Lives Matter movement who took part in conversation with a popular AI chatbot were disappointed with the experience but left the conversation more supportive of the scientific consensus on climate change or BLM. This is […]

  • Autonomous synthesis robot uses AI to speed up...
    on January 25, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    Chemists have developed an autonomous chemical synthesis robot with an integrated AI-driven machine learning unit. Dubbed 'RoboChem', the benchtop device can outperform a human chemist in terms of speed and accuracy while also displaying a high level of ingenuity. As the first of its kind, it could […]