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Robotics

New framework allows robots to learn via online human demonstration videos

To be successfully deployed in real-world settings, robots should be capable of reliably completing various everyday tasks, ranging from household chores to industrial processes. Some of the tasks they could complete entail ...

Energy & Green Tech

Engineers eliminate surface concavities to produce more efficient and stable perovskite solar cells

A research team from the School of Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has shown the existence of surface concavities on individual crystal grains, which are the fundamental building ...

Energy & Green Tech

Study unveils solvent-free dry electrodes that boost lithium-ion battery performance

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has made a significant breakthrough in developing an eco-friendly dry electrode manufacturing process for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The new process, which does not require ...

Computer Sciences

Neural network learns to build maps using Minecraft

Imagine you are in the middle of an unknown town. Even if your surroundings are initially unfamiliar, you can explore around and eventually create a mental map of your environment—where the buildings, streets, signs, and ...

Engineering

Machine learning unlocks secrets to advanced alloys

The concept of short-range order (SRO)—the arrangement of atoms over small distances—in metallic alloys has been underexplored in materials science and engineering. But the past decade has seen renewed interest in quantifying ...

Engineering

New parameter helps clarify how soft materials fail under stress

Understanding how soft materials fail under stress is critical for solving engineering challenges as disparate as pharmaceutical technology and landslide prevention. A new study linking a spectrum of soft material behaviors—previously ...

Machine learning & AI

A new neural network makes decisions like a human would

Humans make nearly 35,000 decisions every day, from whether it's safe to cross the road to what to have for lunch. Every decision involves weighing the options, remembering similar past scenarios, and feeling reasonably confident ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Open-TeleVision allows VR-type control of remote robot

A combined team of roboticists from MIT and the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new type of remote control for robots called Open-TeleVision that allows for VR-type control. The team has posted a paper ...

Hardware

Neural network training made easy with smart hardware

Large-scale neural network models form the basis of many AI-based technologies such as neuromorphic chips, which are inspired by the human brain. Training these networks can be tedious, time-consuming, and energy-inefficient ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers move closer to green hydrogen via water electrolysis

Water electrolysis offers an ideal process for hydrogen production, which could play a key role in the global energy transition that increasingly relies on renewable electricity, but whose current production process is extremely ...