Robotics

TossingBot can grab objects and toss them in specified bins

A group at Google with assistance from teams at Columbia and Princeton Universities and MIT has developed a robot that is able to grab a single object from among other objects in a box and toss it into a specified bin. In ...

Machine learning & AI

Artificial intelligence can identify microscopic marine organisms

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can automatically provide species-level identification of microscopic marine organisms. The next step is to incorporate the AI into a robotic system ...

Robotics

Kids connect with robot reading partners

Kids learn better with a friend. They're more enthusiastic and understand more if they dig into a subject with a companion. But what if that companion is artificial?

Robotics

Personalized 'deep learning' equips robots for autism therapy

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them—distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly ...

Robotics

Startup to train robots like puppets

Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a task, like you would move the arms of a puppet, and then letting the robot take it from there.

Robotics

'Deep learning'—a giant step for robots

The prospect of robots that can learn for themselves—through artificial intelligence and adaptive learning—has fascinated scientists and movie-goers alike. Films like Short Circuit, Terminator, Millennial Man, Chappie ...

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