Robotics

The Wheelbot: A symmetric unicycle with jumping reaction wheels

Researchers at RWTH Aachen University in the team of Prof. Sebastian Trimpe and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) Stuttgart have recently developed the Wheelbot a symmetric reaction wheel unicycle ...

Computer Sciences

An Android application checks how roasted coffee beans are

Coffee, one of the most popular and consumed drinks worldwide, is made from water and coffee beans. Coffee beans are the seeds of the Coffea plant, which is grown in several parts of central and South America, as well as ...

Computer Sciences

A neural autoencoder to enhance sensory neuroprostheses

New technologies have the potential to greatly simplify the lives of humans, including those of blind individuals. One of the most promising types of tools designed to assist the blind are visual prostheses.

Robotics

A technique to teach bimanual robots stir-fry cooking

As robots make their way into a variety of real-world environments, roboticists are trying to ensure that they can efficiently complete a growing number of tasks. For robots that are designed to assist humans in their homes, ...

Robotics

A new robotic system for automated laundry

Researchers at University of Bologna and Electrolux have recently developed a new robotic system that could assist humans with one of their most common everyday chores, doing laundry. This system, introduced in a paper published ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

A diffractive neural network that can be flexibly programmed

In recent decades, machine learning and deep learning algorithms have become increasingly advanced, so much so that they are now being introduced in a variety of real-world settings. In recent years, some computer scientists ...

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