03/01/2020

Robotics

AVID: a framework to enhance imitation learning in robots

In recent years, research teams worldwide have been using reinforcement learning (RL) to teach robots how to complete a variety of tasks. Training these algorithms, however, can be very challenging, as it also requires substantial ...

Energy & Green Tech

Connecting energy production and storage

The good news is that renewables account for nearly 50 percent of electricity generated in Germany. The bad news is that they lack the flexibility to adapt to the day's fluctuating electricity demand. They only furnish electrical ...

Automotive

3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot

Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company's Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets.

Automotive

Bosch: Will its lidar tech turn a corner for autonomous driving?

Lidar can be the third eye and an essential component for safe driving in your automated car's future. That is the word from Bosch. They want the world to know that two is not ideal company; three is better company. Cameras ...

Computer Sciences

BP looks to ORNL, ADIOS to help rein in data

Researchers across the scientific spectrum crave data, as it is essential to understanding the natural world and, by extension, accelerating scientific progress. Lately, however, the tools of scientific endeavor have become ...

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