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  • Engineers create perching bird-like robot
    on December 1, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    With feet and legs like a peregrine falcon, engineers have created a robot that can perch and carry objects like a bird.

  • Artificial intelligence that understands object...
    on November 29, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Researchers developed a machine learning model that understands the underlying relationships between objects in a scene and can generate accurate images of scenes from text descriptions.

  • Team builds first living robots that can reproduce
    on November 29, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Scientists have discovered a new form of biological reproduction -- and created self-replicating living robots. Made from frog cells, these computer-designed organisms gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped 'mouth' -- and release Xenobot 'babies' that look and move like themselves. Then the […]

  • 'Transformational' approach to machine learning...
    on November 29, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Researchers have developed a new approach to machine learning that 'learns how to learn' and out-performs current machine learning methods for drug design, which in turn could accelerate the search for new disease treatments.

  • New discovery opens the way for brain-like...
    on November 29, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Research has long strived to develop computers to work as energy efficiently as our brains. A study has now succeeded in combining a memory function with a calculation function in the same component. The discovery opens the way for more efficient technologies, everything from mobile phones to […]

  • Development of an artificial vision device...
    on November 29, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Researchers have developed an ionic artificial vision device capable of increasing the edge contrast between the darker and lighter areas of an mage in a manner similar to that of human vision. This first-ever synthetic mimicry of human optical illusions was achieved using ionic migration and […]

  • New method gives rapid, objective insight into...
    on November 23, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    A new 'image analysis pipeline' is giving scientists rapid new insight into how disease or injury have changed the body, down to the individual cell. It's called TDAExplore, which takes the detailed imaging provided by microscopy, pairs it with a hot area of mathematics called topology, which […]

  • 'Deepfaking the mind' could improve...
    on November 19, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Researchers are using generative adversarial networks (GANs) -- technology best known for creating deepfake videos and photorealistic human faces -- to improve brain-computer interfaces for people with disabilities. The team successfully taught an AI to generate synthetic brain activity data. The […]

  • When algorithms get creative
    on November 10, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Uncovering the mechanisms of learning via synaptic plasticity is a critical step towards understanding how our brains function and building truly intelligent, adaptive machines. Researchers propose a new approach in which algorithms mimic biological evolution and learn efficiently through creative […]

  • Engineers design autonomous robot that can open...
    on November 10, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Engineering students have designed an autonomous robot that can find and open doors in 3D digital simulations. Now they're building the hardware for an autonomous robot that not only can open its own doors but also can find the nearest electric wall outlet to recharge without human help.