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Robotics

RealAnt: A low-cost quadruped robot that can learn via reinforcement learning

Over the past decade or so, roboticists and computer scientists have tried to use reinforcement learning (RL) approaches to train robots to efficiently navigate their environment and complete a variety of basic tasks. Building ...

Engineering

Huge drone set to launch satellites in mid-air

We all have images in our mind of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station hurtling astronauts into space and satellites into orbit.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Battery of tests: Scientists figure out how to track what happens inside batteries

The future of mobility is electric cars, trucks and airplanes. But there is no way a single battery design can power that future. Even your cell phone and laptop batteries have different requirements and different designs. ...

Energy & Green Tech

Green energy transition: Early and steady wins the race

What's the cheapest, easiest way to honor the Paris Agreement of limiting the global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius? A clear and strong investment in wind and solar power. Starting now.

Computer Sciences

RealitySketch: An AR interface to create responsive sketches

Researchers at University of Calgary, Adobe Research and University of Colorado Boulder have recently created an augmented reality (AR) interface that can be used to produce responsive sketches, graphics and visualizations. ...

Robotics

Robot hands one step closer to human thanks to AI algorithms

The Shadow Robot Dexterous Hand is a robot hand, with size, shape and movement capabilities similar to those of a human hand. To give the robotic hand the ability to learn how to manipulate objects researchers from WMG, University ...