Engineering

AI-designed heat pumps consume less energy

In Switzerland, 50 to 60 percent of new homes are equipped with heat pumps. These systems draw in thermal energy from the surrounding environment—such as from the ground, air, or a nearby lake or river—and turn it into ...

Robotics

A bite acquisition framework for robot-assisted feeding systems

According to a survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau, around 12.3 million Americans require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), one of which is feeding. ...

Robotics

WayPtNav: A new approach for robot navigation in novel environments

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Facebook AI Research have recently developed a new approach for robot navigation in unknown environments. Their approach, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, combines model-based control ...

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