Engineering

New preventive maintenance model can save companies millions

72,000 euros. That's what it costs when a chip-making machine breaks down for an hour due to a malfunction. It's logical that companies want to prevent these kinds of breakdowns at all costs. Their solution is preventive ...

Robotics

New York police dump controversial robotic dog

New York police will stop using a robotic dog similar to ones that inspired an episode of dystopian Netflix series "Black Mirror" after a backlash over its deployment, the force said Thursday.

Machine learning & AI

Building machines that better understand human goals 

In a classic experiment on human social intelligence by psychologists Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello, an 18-month old toddler watches a man carry a stack of books towards an unopened cabinet. When the man reaches the ...

Computer Sciences

Could machine learning mean the end of understanding in science?

Much to the chagrin of summer party planners, weather is a notoriously chaotic system. Small changes in precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind speed or direction, etc. can balloon into an entirely new set of conditions ...