Computer Sciences

Building a testing-free future

It's common sense: when you write software, you check your work. Testing is a carryover solution from all the other tools we've engineered throughout history, and it's a cornerstone of quality software design. And yet, as ...

Internet

Best of Last Year: The top Tech Xplore articles of 2020

It was a good year for technology research of all kinds; a team at Japan's SkyDrive Inc., demonstrated their "flying car"—it took off with a person aboard, hovered approximately 1 to 2 meters above the ground for approximately ...

Robotics

Making industrial robots smarter and more versatile

EPFL spin-off Aica has developed AI-based software that makes industrial robots easier to program and more capable of adapting. The software is designed in a modular format so that operators can build a customized application ...

Business

BA, American Airlines plan voluntary COVID-19 testing plan

British Airways said Tuesday that it will start testing passengers flying from the U.S. to London's Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in an effort to persuade the British government it should scrap rules requiring most international ...

Robotics

Using social robots to improve children's language skills

As robots share many characteristics with toys, they could prove to be a valuable tool for teaching children in engaging and innovative ways. In recent years, some roboticists and computer scientists have thus been investigating ...

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