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Robotics

A chance constrained motion planning system for high-dimensional robots

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have recently developed a chance-constrained motion planning system that can be applied to high degree-of-freedom (DOF) robots under motion uncertainty ...

Robotics

Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? A group of researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question and ...

Computer Sciences

WaveGlow: A flow-based generative network to synthesize speech

A team of researchers at NVIDIA has recently developed WaveGlow, a flow-based network that can generate high-quality speech from melspectrograms, which are acoustic time-frequency representations of sound. Their method, outlined ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Where you go tells who you are—and vice versa

November 19, 2018—Estimating travel demand in a city is a critical tool for urban planners to understand traffic patterns, predict traffic congestion, and plan ahead for transportation infrastructure maintenance and replacement. ...

Computer Sciences

ColorUNet: A new deep CNN classification approach to colorization

A team of researchers at Stanford University has recently developed a CNN classification method to colorize grayscale images. The tool they devised, called ColorUNet, draws inspiration from U-Net, a fully convolutional network ...

Machine Learning & AI

How to make AI less biased

With machine learning systems now being used to determine everything from stock prices to medical diagnoses, it's never been more important to look at how they arrive at decisions.

Engineering

Electronic skin points the way north

While birds naturally perceive the Earth's magnetic field and use it for orientation, humans do not share this ability—at least, until now. Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Germany have ...