Purdue Helps Robots Navigate Unstable Ground
Purdue University researchers are stepping in to teach robots how to navigate the swaying deck of a boat or the uncertainty of a moving walkway — enabling their practical use in more real-world situations. Watch this video to see robots find their sea legs.
Using Robotics to Better Understand Ancient Species
Watch this video to see a Carnegie Mellon-led team develop a soft robot to better understand an ancient organism — the pleurocystitid — that existed 450 million years ago. As old to the dinosaurs as the dinosaurs are to us, it’s the first organism that used a muscular stem to push itself forward.
Meet El Capitan, “The Most Powerful Computing Machine in the World”
How do you build what aims to be “the most powerful computing machine in the world”? For starters, you can watch this video to see how Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is constructing its next-gen supercomputer El Capitan, which will be deployed in 2024.
Remember Me Fondly: Cornell Gives Self-Driving Cars Memories
Unlike humans, cars using artificial neural networks have no memory of the past. Now, Cornell researchers are enhancing the ability of autonomous vehicles to use past travels to learn the way to familiar destinations. Watch this video to learn more.