Bionics: Electric view in murky waters

When dealing with disasters or searching for objects, robots or drones with cameras are usually used. However, conventional cameras are of rather limited use in murky, dark water, such as in a sewage pipe or a lake that is cloudy with sediment. Zoologists have developed a special camera for such operating conditions: modeled on the African elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii), it supplies ‘electric images’ with ‘electric colors’ in murky waters.
Bionics: Electric view in murky waters

Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Researchers have created a new low-cost, human friendly robot named Blue, designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher could have one. The team hopes Blue will accelerate the development of robotics for the home.
Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI