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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...

2011: The Year of the Personal Robot?
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2011: The Year of the Personal Robot?

Willow Garage's PR2 personal robot platform, released last year, could lead to new advances in robotic technology. Georgia Tech professor Charles Kemp. Kemp and...

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Hackers Find New Way to Cheat on Wall Street

High-frequency trading networks, which complete stock market transactions in microseconds, are vulnerable to manipulation by hackers who can inject tiny amounts...

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The New Speed of Money, Reshaping Markets

A substantial part of all stock trading in the United States takes place in a warehouse in a nondescript business park just off the New Jersey Turnpike.

IBM's Jeopardy Strategy: Divide and Conquer
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IBM's Jeopardy Strategy: Divide and Conquer

When it comes tackling a challenge as tough as answering a human question, the best computational approach may be to break the job down into multiple parts and...

Beyond Surveillance: Darpa Wants a Thinking Camera
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Beyond Surveillance: Darpa Wants a Thinking Camera

It’s tough being an imagery analyst for the U.S. military: you’re drowning in pictures and drone video, with more pouring in endlessly from the tons of sensors...

The A.i. Revolution Is On
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The A.i. Revolution Is On

Artificial intelligence technology has evolved into a system that uses machine learning, huge data sets, complex sensors, and new algorithms to complete specific...

AI Makes Progress, but Robots Still Can't Match Humans
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AI Makes Progress, but Robots Still Can't Match Humans

Despite advances in artificial intelligence research, a robot that can pass the Turing test has yet to be developed. The development of human-like intelligence...

The Touchy Subject of Haptics
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The Touchy Subject of Haptics

After more than 20 years of research and development, are haptic interfaces finally getting ready to enter the computing mainstream?

Nonlinear Systems Made Easy
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Nonlinear Systems Made Easy

Pablo Parrilo has discovered a new approach to convex optimization that creates order out of chaos in complex nonlinear systems.

Cognitive Robotics Lab Tests Theories of Human Thought
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Cognitive Robotics Lab Tests Theories of Human Thought

In a new Cognitive Robotics Lab at Rensselaer, students are exploring how human thought outwits brute force computing in the real world. The lab's 20 robots allow...

WikiLeaks Reveals Everybody's Christmas List: The World Wants Drones
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WikiLeaks Reveals Everybody's Christmas List: The World Wants Drones

Black Friday has passed, but the holidays are upon us and shopping days are increasingly few. Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for that tiny emirate...

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I.b.m. Supercomputer 'watson' to Challenge 'jeopardy' Stars

An I.B.M. supercomputer system named after the company’s founder, Thomas J. Watson Sr., is almost ready for a televised test: a bout of questioning on the quiz...

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Robot Arm Improves Performance of Brain-Controlled Device

The performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with their thoughts is improved with the addition of a robotic arm...

Next Generation of Algorithms Inspired By Problem-Solving Ants
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Next Generation of Algorithms Inspired By Problem-Solving Ants

An ant colony is the last place you'd expect to find a maths whiz, but University of Sydney researchers have shown that the humble ant is capable of solving difficult...

Avant-Garde Music Offers A Gateway to Artificial Intelligence
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Avant-Garde Music Offers A Gateway to Artificial Intelligence

Stretching their boundaries, artificial intelligence researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have teamed up with musicians on an unlikely project: a digital...

Developing Robots For the Hospital Emergency Room
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Developing Robots For the Hospital Emergency Room

Vanderbilt University researchers formed an interdisciplinary team to study the use of robots in hospital emergency rooms. The researchers are developing a robotic...

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New Psychology Theory Enables Computers To Mimic Human Creativity

A mathematical model based on the Explicit-Implicit Interaction psychology theory allows computers to mimic human creative problem-solving, and provides a new roadmap...

Computer-Generated Robots
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Computer-Generated Robots

Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation has developed a moving robot that is created automatically using a genetic software...

Crossing the ­ncanny Valley
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Crossing the ­ncanny Valley

Developers of robots and computer-generated films face the difficult task of making their creations as human as possible without looking too human, a perceptual...
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