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New AI Dog Trainer Uses Computer Vision and a Treat Launcher
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New AI Dog Trainer Uses Computer Vision and a Treat Launcher

Startup Companion Labs has unveiled an AI-driven dog-training machine that relies on computer vision to detect a dog's comportment to tune its delivery of rewards...

Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity
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Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with...

What Do Police Know About Digital Evidence?
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What Do Police Know About Digital Evidence?

A new report examines how well police officers recognize and handle digital evidence at a crime scene, where a smart TV or phone may provide evidence as important...

Using Computers To View The Unseen
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Using Computers To View The Unseen

A group of scientists from MIT CSAIL has  developed a method that can reconstruct hidden video from the subtle shadows and reflections on an observed pile of clutter...

Trash Talk From a Robot Can Distract Players, Study Says
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Trash Talk From a Robot Can Distract Players, Study Says

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that critical comments from a robot can impair the performance of human game players.

Predicting People's Driving Personalities
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Predicting People's Driving Personalities

An algorithm developed by MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as either selfish or selfless, which could help self-driving cars make better predictions and operate more...

Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye
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Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye

Engineers at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have developed an artificial electronic skin that can remotely control switches and keyboards with...

Free Software Helps Planners Design Walkable Cities
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Free Software Helps Planners Design Walkable Cities

A free software developed by Cornell researchers employs data, metrics, and an easy-to-use interface to help planners and architects add and assess walkability...

Researchers Promote Cooperation Between Humans, Autonomous Machines
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Researchers Promote Cooperation Between Humans, Autonomous Machines

A simple cultural cue — the ethnicity of a machine's virtual face — mitigates an anti-machine bias for users from the United States and Japan, researchers say. ...

Sensor Sounds Alarm If Child or Pet Is Left Alone in Vehicle
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Sensor Sounds Alarm If Child or Pet Is Left Alone in Vehicle

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when a child or pet is left alone in a vehicle.

U.S. Companies Facing Huge Tech Talent Deficit in 2020
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U.S. Companies Facing Huge Tech Talent Deficit in 2020

Talent acquisition platform iCIMS found a substantial shortage of professionals with technology skills, despite an upsurge of hiring across the U.S. technology...

Researchers to Develop New Robotics for Recycling Centers
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Researchers to Develop New Robotics for Recycling Centers

A team of researchers will use $2.5 million in NSF funding to develop robotics technology that helps recycling center workers sort waste in a safer, cleaner, and...

EduSense: A Feedback Loop for Higher Education Instructors
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EduSense: A Feedback Loop for Higher Education Instructors

EduSense, a real-time sensing system developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, creates a feedback loop that provides university instructors with detailed...

Machine Learning Leads to Novel Way to Track Parkinson's Severity
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Machine Learning Leads to Novel Way to Track Parkinson's Severity

Computer scientists and medical researchers used wearable sensors and algorithms to measure the severity of Parkinsonian tremors in patients performing daily acitivities...

China's Efforts to Lead the Way in AI Start in Its Classrooms
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China's Efforts to Lead the Way in AI Start in Its Classrooms

A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. Many parents and teachers see them as tools to...

A Face-scanning Algorithm Increasingly Decides Whether You Deserve the Job
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A Face-scanning Algorithm Increasingly Decides Whether You Deserve the Job

HireVue claims it uses artificial intelligence to decide who's best for a job. Outside experts call it 'profoundly disturbing.'

NSF Grant to Research Teaching CS and Computational Thinking via Minecraft
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NSF Grant to Research Teaching CS and Computational Thinking via Minecraft

Southern Methodist University will use a $1.521 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to research teaching computer science and computational...

Handwashing Robot Helps Schoolkids Make a Clean Break with Bad Habits
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Handwashing Robot Helps Schoolkids Make a Clean Break with Bad Habits

A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene.

Security In a Heartbeat
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Security In a Heartbeat

Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with Aquila Inc. to develop and test a biometric security system based on the human heartbeat.

Sci-Fi No More: Creations to Address Societal Dilemmas
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Sci-Fi No More: Creations to Address Societal Dilemmas

Artificial intelligence, 5G wireless networks, and other technologies can be harnessed to address social challenges unique to Japan, says Yoichi Ochiai of the University...
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