The new “American AI Initiative” is heavy on bombast, light on specifics
Legendary inventor James West is trying to save lives with a smart stethoscope
Joints that are reconfigurable on the fly help this small robot avoid obstacles
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Scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted therapy and to help diagnose and prevent disease.
Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease
In Japan, you’ll be able to rent a home robot that someone else occasionally inhabits to fold your clothes
A team of researchers has discovered that decentralized systems work better when the individual parts are less capable.
Simpler parts make for a more efficient system
Es gibt nicht nur Rasenroboter und Staubsaugroboter, sondern auch Fensterputzroboter. Noch ein Gerät mehr, das man zu Hause nicht unbeaufsichtigt lassen kann.
Fensterputzroboter: Mirko Borsche lässt seine Fenster von einem Roboter putzen
As either “guesser” or “drawer,” the Allen Institute’s new AI cooperates with a human player
A Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations. This makes it the first clinically viable, dexterous and sentient prosthetic hand usable in real life.
The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted