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Visit a public space. Chances are you’ll see people wearing earbuds or earphones. The pervasiveness of this old-meets-new…
Shape-Shifting Robot Built from “Smarticles” Shows New Locomotion Strategy

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Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now,…
UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

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An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting…
IMPULS team from Poland becomes a first double Martian rovers competition winner in the world

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For the fifth time constructors from all over the world competed in the international Martian robots competition, ERC.…
Image Recognition With Deep Learning for E-commerce

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a science fiction whimsy, but an everyday reality. AI is now embedded…
Lyft 3D Object Detection for Autonomous Vehicles

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Self-driving technology presents a rare opportunity to improve the quality of life in many of our communities. Avoidable…
The ESA is Ready to Launch an Earth Observation Satellite with On-Board AI

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As part of its FSSCat mission – proposed in 2017 by Spain’s Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and developed…
Spreading light over quantum computers

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Scientists at Linköping University have shown how a quantum computer really works and have managed to simulate quantum…
A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

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Human hands are remarkably skilled at manipulating a range of objects. We can pick up an egg or…
Artificial Intelligence That Reads Chest X-Rays Is Approved by FDA

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New artificial intelligence-powered technology may soon help reduce delays in diagnosing a collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, which is…
Argonne explores how ants, bees, and fruit flies can be the next big buzz in artificial intelligence

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Argonne targets neuromorphic chips to solve a complex challenge: improving how computer chips perform and adapt in extreme…
Machine learning in agriculture: scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

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Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot,…
Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

September 13, 2019

Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media launches technology that instantly detects the use of fake accounts to manipulate…
AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road

September 11, 2019

Researchers at Argonne are developing the deep learning framework MaLTESE (Machine Learning Tool for Engine Simulations and Experiments)…
Fast and reliable detection of smoke and flames

September 10, 2019

Video-based fire detection AVIOTEC from Bosch optimized for tunnels provides early and reliable detection of smoke and flames…
Online Bots have Significantly Evolved in just 2 Years (between 2016 and 2018), New Study Shows

September 9, 2019

According to a new study published by a team of Italian and U.S. researchers (from the Scuola Universitaria…
Machine learning and its radical application to severe weather prediction

September 9, 2019

In the last decade, artificial intelligence (“AI”) applications have exploded across various research sectors, including computer vision, communications…
New UW–Madison school sets emphasis on computing, data fields

September 6, 2019

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has established a School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) in the College…
Practice problem: Face Counting Challenge

September 3, 2019

The method of face detection in pictures is complicated because of variability present across human faces such as…
Efficiency of solar panels could be improved without changing them at all

September 2, 2019

There is one easy way to improve the efficiency of solar panels – clean them. Dust and dirt…
Scientists employed machine learning to predict smoke contamination in vineyards

September 2, 2019

Winemaking is a very technical craft, heavily dependant on nature. You can be the best winemaker in the…
Researchers develop a non-invasive test for smoke contamination in vineyards

August 30, 2019

Researchers from the universities of Melbourne and Adelaide have trialled a non-invasive model for detecting smoke contamination in…
AI Ups Response Time when the Grid Goes Down

August 30, 2019

PNNL researchers develop algorithm to assess electrical grid problems in real time. Trouble on the electric grid might…
Smarter Experiments for Faster Materials Discovery

August 29, 2019

Scientists created a new AI algorithm for making measurement decisions; autonomous approach could revolutionize scientific experiments A team…
Are smart robots a threat?

August 29, 2019

Understanding animal brains could help usher in a golden age for human-like artificial intelligence (AI). That’s according to a…
Inspired from nature – robots can now learn to swarm on the go

August 29, 2019

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is…
Researchers study birds to improve how robots land

August 27, 2019

Under the watchful eyes of five high-speed cameras, a small bird named Gary waits for the signal to…
New tools to minimize risks in shared, augmented-reality environments

August 27, 2019

A few summers ago throngs of people began using the Pokemon Go app, the first mass-market augmented reality…
Scurrying Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

August 27, 2019

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug’s superb…
Researcher using AI to get a step ahead of wildfires

August 26, 2019

Weather and fuel—two leading wildfire culprits—are now in the crosshairs of a University of Alberta researcher hoping to…
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