Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less - via self-guided drone. Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the boy.
Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) are involved in the design of a...
A computer program called the Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) is running 24 hours a day at...
Three projects have been awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to develop...
In a bioinformatics breakthrough, researchers have successfully applied advanced artificial intelligence to enable the automated analysis of huge amounts of genetic data.
Bringing “common sense” to artificial intelligence is one of the biggest challenges in computer science: It entails equipping computers with the shared knowledge that humans use to infer meaning, make connections and communicate, among other things.
Homomorphic encryption is one of the most exciting new research topics in cryptography, which promises to make cloud computing perfectly secure. With it, a Web user would send encrypted data to a server in the cloud, which would process it without decrypting it and send back a still-encrypted result.
On Wednesday, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its list of 2013 elected members. We’re proud to congratulate Peter Norvig, director of research, and Arun Majumdar, vice president for energy; two Googlers who are among the new members elected this year.
Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 2013 – Like it or not and despite the surrounding debate of its merits, 3-D is the technology du jour for movie-making in Hollywood. It now turns out that even our brains use 3 dimensions to communicate emotions.
Spending a day in someone else’s shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now, the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to work together as a team
A new study of 152 Vietnam veterans with combat-related brain injuries offers the first detailed map of the brain regions that contribute to emotional intelligence — the ability to process emotional information and navigate the social world
Researchers have developed an artificially intelligent computer program that has itself designed a video game for the Christmas season. The game, called "A Puzzling Present," can be downloaded for free. In the game, it is the player's goal to help Santa Claus collect gifts in the 30 Christmas-themed lands, which are filled with deadly holly and other obstacles
The current RoboThespian is a life-sized, programmable humanoid robot designed to be used for entertainment and communication. It can talk and sing — and even recite Shakespeare. The next generation RoboThespian robot will be a full-size humanoid dynamic robot that walks, runs and jumps
Scientists are embarking on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain in a bid to advance our understanding of artificial intelligence and how animals think
Astronomers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us with unprecedented accuracy
Researchers have taken a key step toward recovering specific brain functions in sufferers of brain disease and injuries by successfully restoring the decision-making processes in monkeys
Researchers have long chronicled what goes wrong in the brains of older people with dementia. But Northwestern Medicine researcher Emily Rogalski wondered what goes right in the brains of the elderly who still have terrific memories
The German chapter of the international Wikimedia movement, Wikimedia Deutschland, is starting the development of a new Wikimedia project, called Wikidata. Wikidata will provide a collaboratively edited database of the world's knowledge
Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students’ cognitive and emotional states — including frustration and boredom — has been developed to match the interaction of human tutors, redefining human-computer interaction
Launch of a $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE, a global competition to revolutionize healthcare, has been announced by The X PRIZE Foundation and the Qualcomm Foundation. In this competition, teams will leverage technology innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence and wireless sensing — much like the medical Tricorder of Star Trek fame — to make medical diagnoses
Using carbon nanotubes bent to act as springs, Stanford researchers have developed a stretchable, transparent skin-like sensor. The sensor can be stretched to more than twice its original length and bounce back perfectly to its original shape. It can sense pressure from a firm pinch to thousands of pounds. The sensor could have applications in prosthetic limbs, robotics and touch-sensitive computer displays.
NASA's humanoid robot has awakened in space. Ground controllers first turned Robonaut on for a test that involved sending power to all of its systems. The robot — also called R2 — was not commanded to move in the first test; that happened a week later.
Computer scientists in the field of artificial intelligence have made an important advance that blends computer vision, machine learning and automated planning, and created a new system that may improve everything from factory efficiency to airport operation or nursing care. And it’s based on watching the Oregon State University Beavers play football.
IBM researchers unveiled a new generation of experimental computer chips designed to emulate the brain's abilities for perception, action and cognition. The technology could yield many orders of magnitude less power consumption and space than used in today's computers.
Robot trading agents, which already dominate the foreign exchange markets, have now been definitively shown to beat human traders at the same game
The Smithsonian Institution has obtained nine of Sandia’s historically significant robots for its permanent collection at the National Museum of American History
After it struck an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912, the Titanic became the catalyst for the development of international law on safety of navigation, including the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. The wreck also led to the establishment of the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and prevention of marine pollution by ships
The future of rocket pack travel is a step closer after the latest record?breaking test. The jet pack shot into the sky at a climb rate of 800ft per minute, reaching an altitude of 5,000 (previous record 100ft/min and 50ft altitude) before safely deploying the first ballistic jet pack parachute.
The prototype of the e-Moto recently participated in the first FIM E-Power electric motorcycle world championship (100% electric), organized by the International Motorcycling Federation. The model came in third, a position of merit according to its creators
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