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Rag-Trade Robots: From Body Scan to Bespoke Suit

The Leapfrog project, a collaboration of 35 industrial and academic partners from 11 countries, aims to develop completely automated clothing-production systems...

Earthquake? Terrorist Bomb? Call in the AI
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Earthquake? Terrorist Bomb? Call in the AI

Durham University researchers are developing a training simulation system designed to help emergency services workers adapt to chaotic situations. The system takes...

Seven Technologies to Disrupt the Next Decade
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Seven Technologies to Disrupt the Next Decade

Among the technologies expected to appear in the next decade is augmented reality effected by eyewear and cameras that can add an informational overlay to the wearer's...

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The Search Engine That Predicts What You Want

In the future the news will find you—at least according to Futureful, a Finnish startup building a predictive discovery iPad app that will deliver personalised...

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Flying Robots Team ­p to Juggle

Our flying robot overlords seem to have a fun side after all. In this video, watch two quadrocopters team up to skillfully juggle a ball, thanks to software developed...

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How a Robot Can Replace You at Work

As telepresence robots begin to appear in more and more offices and factories, they are poised to transform the way we work and interact with our colleagues.

Fake Tweets By 'socialbot' Fool Hundreds of Followers
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Fake Tweets By 'socialbot' Fool Hundreds of Followers

Three socialbots recently integrated themselves into a group of Twitter users, gained 250 followers, and received 240 responses to the tweets they sent over a two...

Surveillance Robots Know When to Hide
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Surveillance Robots Know When to Hide

The spy approaches the target building under cover of darkness, taking a zigzag path to avoid well-lit areas and sentries. He selects a handy vantage point next...

AI Lie Detection Could Help Crack Terror Cells
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AI Lie Detection Could Help Crack Terror Cells

In A bar in Maastricht University in the Netherlands, 12 students are each given an envelope marked "Top Secret." Inside are plans for a terror attack somewhere...

Better Than Human? What's Next for Jeopardy! Computer
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Better Than Human? What's Next for Jeopardy! Computer

A medical robot; a Google-killer; a financial advisor; a tool for trawling legal documents; an aide for the intelligence services. These are just some of the...

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I, Algorithm: A New Dawn For Artificial Intelligence

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is undergoing a revival, spurred by probabilistic programming that merges classic AI's logical principles with the power...

Rise of the Robot Astronomers
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Rise of the Robot Astronomers

Mount Palomar Observatory's Palomar Transient Factory uses AI to locate variable stars, or transients. "Our grand goal is to remove astronomers from the real-time...

Metamorphosis Key to Creating Stable Walking Robots
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Metamorphosis Key to Creating Stable Walking Robots

A study to find the quickest way to evolve walking behaviors in virtual robots was conducted by University of Vermont researcher Josh Bongard. He ran simulations...

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Mimic-Bots Learn to Do As We Do

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have developed a robotic system that responds to the actions of the person...

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Part Moth, Part Machine: Cyborgs Are on the Move

Researchers are developing methods to produce complex behavior from robots by tapping into the nervous system of living organisms and using algorithms that already...

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Prizewinning Chatbot Steers the Conversation

A chatbot named Suzette recently won the Loebner prize, awarded for a version of the Turing Test, because the system successfully fooled a human judge into thinking...

Better Hands May Help Robots Grasp Meaning
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Better Hands May Help Robots Grasp Meaning

Two recent studies show that roboticists are applying some fresh thinking to the building and operation of robot hands, and a third suggests why the work is so...

Robot Arm Punches Human to Obey Asimov's Rules
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Robot Arm Punches Human to Obey Asimov's Rules

Isaac Asimov would probably have been horrified at the experiments under way in a robotics lab in Slovenia. There, a powerful robot has been hitting people over...

Shape-Shifting Robot Compensates For Damaged Limb
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Shape-Shifting Robot Compensates For Damaged Limb

European roboticists have developed software that enables a modular robot to adapt when one part stops working. 

Online Games Are a Gold Mine for Design Ideas
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Online Games Are a Gold Mine for Design Ideas

Gone are the days when video gaming was a private pursuit. Gaming services such as Microsoft's Xbox Live not only connect players in living rooms the world over...
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