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  • More skin-like, electronic skin that can feel
    on November 24, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    A research team has developed a multimodal ion-electronic skin that distinguishes temperature from mechanical stimuli. This skin can detect various movements and is applicable in fields including humanoid skin and temperature sensors.

  • Misinformation or artifact: A new way to think...
    on November 23, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Machine learning has delivered amazing results, but there also have been failures, ranging from the harmless to potentially deadly. New work suggests that common assumptions about the cause behind these supposed malfunctions may be mistaken, information that is crucial for evaluating the […]

  • Showing robots how to drive a car...in just a few...
    on November 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Researchers have designed a system that lets robots autonomously learn complicated tasks from a very small number of demonstrations -- even imperfect ones. While current state-of-art methods need at least 100 demonstrations to nail a specific task, this new method allows robots to learn from only a […]

  • A neural network learns when it should not be...
    on November 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Researchers have developed a way for deep learning neural networks to rapidly estimate confidence levels in their output. The advance could enhance safety and efficiency in AI-assisted decision making, with applications ranging from medical diagnosis to autonomous driving.

  • Curved origami provides new range of...
    on November 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Curved origami structures provide tunable flexibility to robots.

  • Deep learning helps robots grasp and move objects...
    on November 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Researchers have created new artificial intelligence software that gives robots the speed and skill to grasp and smoothly move objects, making it feasible for them to soon assist humans in warehouse environments.

  • New test reveals AI still lacks common sense
    on November 18, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Natural language processing (NLP) has taken great strides recently -- but how much does AI understand of what it reads? Less than we thought, it seems. Despite advances, AI still doesn't have the common sense needed to generate plausible sentences.

  • New electronic chip delivers smarter,...
    on November 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    New tech combines the core software needed to drive AI with image-capturing hardware - in one electronic chip. The light-driven prototype device imitates the way the human brain processes visual information. It's a significant advance towards the ultimate in electronics: a brain-on-a-chip that can […]

  • Could your vacuum be listening to you?
    on November 18, 2020 at 2:01 am

    A team of researchers demonstrated that popular robotic household vacuum cleaners can be remotely hacked to act as microphones.

  • Machine learning guarantees robots' performance...
    on November 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    As engineers increasingly turn to machine learning methods to develop adaptable robots, new work makes progress on safety and performance guarantees for robots operating in novel environments with diverse types of obstacles and constraints.