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Scientists isolate the brain’s ‘physics engine,’ could lead to faster, more agile robots

Scientists isolate the brain’s ‘physics engine,’ could lead to faster, more agile robots Now, for the first time, Johns Hopkins scientists have located the part of the brain responsible for this basic, fundamental processing.These brain regions are also part of the multiple demand network, a widespread set of functional areas.

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars ” The companies will start with the same base Volvo car platform, do joint work, and also do development separately toward their own goals.Separately, Uber will be launching several self-driving Volvo XC90 crossovers this month in Pittsburgh.

This exoskeleton glove could let you feel the ‘shape’ of virtual reality

This exoskeleton glove could let you feel the ‘shape’ of virtual reality While you can see all these virtual objects, you can’t feel them.A Chinese company called Dexta Robotics wants to change that with claw-like exoskeleton gloves called Dexmo.

Robots receive a scary-accurate new voice, courtesy of Google’s DeepMind

Robots receive a scary-accurate new voice, courtesy of Google’s DeepMind Whatever you may think of the robotic voices foisted upon the world thanks to Google Voice Search and Siri, you’re unlikely to mistake them for human voices.With DeepMind’s WaveNet, we may be witnessing the emergence of something like an uncanny waveform, a robotic voice close enough to our own as to be distinctly creepy.

Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics

Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics It was decades ago when science fiction great Isaac Asimov imagined a world in which robots were commonplace.This was long before even the most rudimentary artificial intelligence existed, so Asimov created a basic framework for robot behavior called the Three Laws of Robotics.

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon have all signed on as marquis members, though the group hopes to expand even further over time.The goal is to create a body that can provide a platform for discussions among stakeholders and work out best practices for the artificial intelligence industry.

MIT is 3D printing custom robot bumpers

MIT is 3D printing custom robot bumpers The team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) calls this a programmable viscoelastic material (PVM).Having precise control over the dampening capacity of the a robot’s skin allows customization that would usually be impractical.

Brain implant used to restore paralyzed man’s sense of touch

Brain implant used to restore paralyzed man’s sense of touch In a new study, doctors have used a brain implant to return the sense of touch to a paralyzed man.By placing electrodes inside Copeland’s brain, doctors have basically created a new path for the electrical impulses associated with the sense of touch.

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone?

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone? The militias fighting this battle have apparently deployed alongside a lethal ground combat drone they call “Al Robot.In fact, since Al Robot comes from the country’s fractured Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militias, there should immediately be some questions as to the origin of the technology itself.

MIT's ultra-light composite morphing aircraft wing harkens back to the Wright brothers

MIT's ultra-light composite morphing aircraft wing harkens back to the Wright brothers The new composite wing would do away with weight and complexity of flaps and ailerons.For the test, the morphing wings were configured to use the twisting process to replace the ailerons and flaps.

Walking again: Hyundai's exoskeleton helps paraplegics move on their own

Walking again: Hyundai's exoskeleton helps paraplegics move on their own LAS VEGAS – At the same time Hyundai brings autonomy to driving, the company is bringing walking to paraplegics.Soon, people who have use of their arms but not their legs can strap on H-MEX, the Hyundai Medical Exoskeleton.

The $800 laundry-folding robot for those who don't have a housekeeper

The $800 laundry-folding robot for those who don't have a housekeeper ) CES 2017 brings us a robot that automatically folds your laundry.It’s Foldimate, the brainchild of a US-Israeli company of the same name.

A robotic NASA mission could help us mine asteroids in the future

A robotic NASA mission could help us mine asteroids in the future Elkins-Tanton isn't the only one who thinks the Psyche mission could be great for asteroid mining in the future.Chris Lewicki, the CEO of the asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, also thinks that the Psyche mission could help gather data that will allow his company to explore and exploit asteroids in the future.

Talking to robots might make you feel better about your love life, new research shows

Talking to robots might make you feel better about your love life, new research shows They conducted a test simulating a scenario where humans almost always require emotional support: when they're thinking about dating.Those who received favorable "reactions" from Travis thought that they were more date-worthy, but those who got the "cold shoulder" felt less so.

This robot may have just ruined your sick day

This robot may have just ruined your sick day Based in Melbourne, her company Aubot has built a telepresence robot that can be controlled by the brain.Basically, she's cancelled your sick day: "Rather than missing out on work when they're sick, they can send the robot to work," she told Mashable.

Leaked video of 'nightmare-inducing' new robot from Boston Dynamics

Leaked video of 'nightmare-inducing' new robot from Boston Dynamics Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, has been spotted on stage showing off their latest creation: Handle.“No one has seen this,” Raibert told an audience at what appears to be the Abundance360 conference in Beverly Hills.

This robot flies like a real bat and is not at all creepy

This robot flies like a real bat and is not at all creepy A flying robot bat may provide the answer.Now three researchers at Caltech University, Alireza Ramezani, Soon-Jo Chung, and Seth Hutchinson, have built their own flying bat.

This creepy robot walks like a chicken and could someday deliver your groceries

This creepy robot walks like a chicken and could someday deliver your groceries This could be the future of robotics — and it kind of looks like a chicken.According to Cassie's makers, most other bipedal robot designs struggle to walk a straight line and fall over at the slightest disturbance.

Roam Robotics’ lightweight, affordable exoskeleton is designed for everyday folks

Roam Robotics’ lightweight, affordable exoskeleton is designed for everyday folks But while a lot of these creations are bulky, expensive, and rely on electromechanical components to work, San Francisco-based Roam Robotics is taking a different approach.More: A robotic exoskeleton powered this disabled U.