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  • How robots can help combat COVID-19
    on March 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples. They say robots can be used for clinical care such as telemedicine and decontamination; logistics such as delivery and handling of contaminated […]

  • Elections: Early warning system to fight...
    on March 25, 2020 at 12:20 am

    A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections.

  • Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab
    on March 19, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Scientists have demonstrated fully-autonomous SPM operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision. The new system, dubbed DeepSPM, bridges the gap between nanoscience, automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and firmly establishes […]

  • Novel system allows untethered high-quality...
    on March 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Researchers created a new approach to VR that will allow multiple players to interact with the same VR app on smartphones and provide new opportunities for education, health care and entertainment.

  • Shape-changing, free-roaming soft robot created
    on March 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    A new type of robot combines traditional and soft robotics, making it safe but sturdy. Once inflated, it can change shape and move without being attached to a source of energy or air.

  • Predicting reaction results: Machines learn...
    on March 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    In the production of chemical compounds, the success of each individual reaction depends on numerous parameters. It is not always possible, even for experienced chemists, to predict whether a reaction will take place and how well it will work. In order to remedy this situation, chemists and […]

  • Researchers sniff out AI breakthroughs in mammal...
    on March 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    New research explains some of these functions through a computer algorithm inspired by the mammalian olfactory system. The algorithm both sheds light on how the brain works and, applied to a computer chip, rapidly and reliably learns patterns better than existing machine learning models.

  • Buffed-up avatars deter us from exercising hard
    on March 13, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    A new article shows people perform better in VR exercise games when they compete against a realistic avatar of themselves.

  • Artificial intelligence and family medicine:...
    on March 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Researchers are encouraging family medicine physicians to actively engage in the development and evolution of artificial intelligence to open new horizons that make AI more effective, equitable and pervasive.

  • Robots that admit mistakes foster better...
    on March 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    A new study showed that the humans on teams that included a robot expressing vulnerability communicated more with each other and later reported having a more positive group experience than people teamed with silent robots or with robots that made neutral statements, like reciting the game's score.