Machine learning & AI

Sketching a shape based on its sound

In his dissertation, mathematician Abel Stern managed to reconstruct the shape of a drum on a computer from hearing merely the lowest tones. He will obtain his Ph.D. from Radboud University on 30 March.

Computer Sciences

Key task in computer vision and graphics gets a boost

Non-rigid point set registration is the process of finding a spatial transformation that aligns two shapes represented as a set of data points. It has extensive applications in areas such as autonomous driving, medical imaging, ...

Robotics

Researchers develop all-round grippers for contact-free society

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) successfully developed all-round gripper technology, enabling robots to hold objects of various shapes and stiffnesses. With the new technology, a single gripper can be ...

Computer Sciences

Bend, don't break: New tool enables economic glass design

Curved glass fa├žades can be stunningly beautiful, but traditional construction methods are extremely expensive. Panes are usually made with 'hot bending,' where glass is heated and formed using a mold or specialized machines, ...

Robotics

Shape-changing robots that adapt to their environments

When danger approaches, the Moroccan flic-flac spider takes the shape of a ball and rolls away to safety. Just as the trick of shape-shifting to one's environment has proved invaluable for many creatures, Yale researchers ...

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