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  • Next generation of soft robots inspired by a...
    on May 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Buckling, the sudden loss of structural stability, is usually the stuff of engineering nightmares. But, as anyone who has ever played with a toy popper knows, buckling also releases a lot of energy. When the structure of a popper buckles, the energy released by the instability sends the toy flying […]

  • Artificial pieces of brain use light to...
    on May 19, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Researchers have created a way for artificial neuronal networks to communicate with biological neuronal networks. The new system converts artificial electrical spiking signals to a visual pattern than is then used to entrain the real neurons via optogenetic stimulation of the network. This advance […]

  • Comedy club performances provide insights on how...
    on May 19, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    A robot comic is more funny when it has good timing.

  • Early Bird uses 10 times less energy to train...
    on May 18, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Engineers have found a way to train deep neural networks for a fraction of the energy required today. Their Early Bird method finds key network connectivity patterns early in training, reducing the computations and carbon footprint for training deep learning.

  • Light, fantastic: The path ahead for faster,...
    on May 15, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Photonic chips have huge potential for the future of computers and telecommunications. Physicists have now developed hybrid architecture to overcome some of the engineering hurdles facing this technology.

  • A soft touch for robotic hardware
    on May 15, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Robots can be made from soft materials, but the flexibility of such robots is limited by the inclusion of rigid sensors necessary for their control. Researchers created embedded sensors, to replace rigid sensors, that offer the same functionality but afford the robot greater flexibility. Soft […]

  • Powerful new AI technique detects and classifies...
    on May 12, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Researchers have developed a powerful new computer program called Morpheus that can analyze astronomical image data pixel by pixel to identify and classify all of the galaxies and stars in large data sets from astronomy surveys. Morpheus is a deep-learning framework that incorporates a variety of […]

  • Real-time physics engine for soft robotics
    on May 11, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Scientists have adapted sophisticated computer graphics technology, used to create hair and fabric in animated films, to simulate the movements of soft, limbed robots for the first time. The advance is a major step toward such robots that are autonomous.

  • Inspired by cheetahs, researchers build fastest...
    on May 8, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots. The new soft robotics are also capable of grabbing objects delicately -- or with […]

  • Artificial intelligence is energy-hungry -- new...
    on May 7, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    A team of engineers has created hardware that can learn skills using a type of AI that currently runs on software platforms. Sharing intelligence features between hardware and software would offset the energy needed for using AI in more advanced applications such as self-driving cars or discovering […]