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We can't see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying

We can't see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive inside than previously measured.Initial attempts to see into Reactor #2 via robotic probe have all failed.

This robot knows what you're thinking

This robot knows what you're thinking We want the human to do what’s natural and teach [the] robot to interpret that as input signal,” said Gil.Otherwise, they won’t notice any errors made by the robot, meaning that the researchers won't be able to signal that the robot is wrong.

Watch this robot solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can say Rubik's Cube

Watch this robot solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can say Rubik's Cube If you look away from this Rubik's Cube-solving robot for even a second, you'll miss history.The Sub 1 Reloaded cracked the notorious puzzle in just 0.

Scientists develop a robot capable of listening when told it's wrong, in real time

Scientists develop a robot capable of listening when told it's wrong, in real time Now a research team from Boston University and MIT’s CSAIL have successfully enabled Baxter to interpret and obey brain waves in real time.” Their setup gave Baxter a simple sorting task and a human judge wearing an EEG cap.

Amazon Alexa Dresses as Talking Skull for Halloween

Amazon Alexa Dresses as Talking Skull for Halloween A self-described aspiring roboticist and spooky stylist, YouTuber ViennaMike repurposed the three-axis talking skull his wife gifted him into something altogether creepy.“A friend suggested that there had to be other [talking skull] applications for the rest of the year,” he wrote in a recent blog post.

Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges

Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges While certain recent political trends, namely Brexit and the nativism of Donald Trump would seem to belie this trend, now another luminary of academia has added his voice to the chorus calling for stronger forms of world government.Far from citing some ancient historical trends though, Stephen Hawking points to artificial intelligence as a defining reason for needing stronger forms of globally enforced cooperation.

This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon

This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon The robot arrived at Northeastern in 2015 as part of a proposal that Engineering Professor Taskin Padir sent to NASA for the Space Robotics Challenge software testing, reports Tech Crunch.One was held in-house, and  NASA “awarded two as research loans to Northeastern University and nearby MIT, while a fourth was acquired by Scotland’s University of Edinburgh.

High school students building the future

High school students building the future The Eastern Institute of Technology’s (EIT) new Level 3 computer technology programme tasks students with every science fiction fanatic’s dream of designing and building robots from scratch.The trades academy programme was rolled out late last year and senior IT lecturer Istvan Lengyel says the aim is to support high schools with their senior curriculum.

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you Stanford researchers have hacked the Lego Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit, using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts.” To fill that vacuum, the team created their own desktop liquid-handling robots that approach the performance of the far more costly automation systems found at universities and biotech labs, Riedel-Kruse said.

Research project aims to build a 3D-printed robot hand as good as our own

Research project aims to build a 3D-printed robot hand as good as our own Nathan Lepora, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory is currently at the start of a five-year research project to build a 3D-printed robotic hand with a realistic sense of touch.“To use a tactile 3D-printed hand, you need to have the software to interpret its sense of touch, and the data that comes off its tactile sensors, and then to use that information to control the hand.

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion If fisherman can't catch lionfish en masse, they can't sell them at quantities to food stores and restaurants.On one dive, their boat captain challenged Angle, "Okay, you build robots, build one to go hunt lionfish.

Tale As Old As Time: Lonely Engineer Builds, Marries Robot

Tale As Old As Time: Lonely Engineer Builds, Marries Robot If you can’t be with the one you love, love the robot you built.Fed up with his love life—or lack thereof—31-year-old artificial intelligence expert Zheng Jiajia “married” the female humanoid he designed.

Toyota's new robotic leg brace will help stroke patients walk again

Toyota's new robotic leg brace will help stroke patients walk again On Wednesday, the company launched a robotic leg brace, the Welwalk WW-100.The motorised device is designed to help partially paralysed people, such as stroke patients.

You're invited: Techweek'17 at MOTAT

You're invited: Techweek'17 at MOTAT The event runs in May, from the 6th to the 14th.Visitors can take part in a range of exciting technology workshops across Techweek.

Talend: The reality of the artificial intelligence revolution

Talend: The reality of the artificial intelligence revolution While only a small percentage of respondents are currently investing in AI development in Asia, 25% of firms have already made investments at a global level – with another 50% considering doing so.We have seen a machine master the complex game of Go, previously thought to be the most difficult challenge of artificial processing.

Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements

Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements What the Pega Intelligent Virtual Assistant does is turn these channels into intelligent assistants that make personalised customer service and real work possible using natural language in voice or text.Scenarios in which the Pega Intelligent Virtual Assistant could be utilised include banking, mobile service provider such as Facebook Messenger and internal IT helpdesk environments.