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Computer algorithms help prosthetic wearers walk within minutes rather than requiring hours of training
A novel model identifies instances in which autonomous systems have ‘learned’ from training examples that don’t match what’s actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.
Self-driving cars, robots: Identifying AI 'blind spots'
A team of ocean robots deployed in January 2018 have, over the past year, been the first self-guided
One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf
Robot dog gets just a little bit closer to real dog
Researchers have made the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils: it is able to curl and climb, using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants. In the future this tendril-like soft robot could inspire the development of wearable devices, such as soft braces, able to actively morph their shape.
The first tendril-like soft robot able to climb
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Manche finden ihn süß, andere gruselig: Über den Sinn und vor allem den Preis von Sonys 2017 neu aufgelegtem Roboterhund Aibo lässt sich lange streiten. Jetzt bekommt er mehr Funktionen – und eine neue Farbe.
Sony macht Aibo zum Wachhund
Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.
3D-printed soft mesh robots
Engineers have created the first 3D-printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair. The diode ensures fluids move in only a single direction — a critical feature for products like implantable devices that release therapies directly into the body.
New 3D nanoprinting strategy opens door to revolution in medicine, robotics