Keyword: Artificial intelligence (AI)

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Although the robot braille reader was not developed as an assistive technology, the researchers say the high sensitivity required to read braille makes it an ideal test in the development of robot hands or prosthetics with comparable sensitivity to human fingertips.
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News: Energy

The term “gigafactory” has become common lexicon for a manufacturing facility constructed to produce the almost incalculable number of individual battery cells required for the millions of...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A research team has made new discoveries that can expand additive manufacturing in industries that rely on strong metal parts, including aerospace.
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Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers have demonstrated an energy-efficient method for transferring larger quantities of data over the fiber-optic cables that connect the nodes. This new technology improves on previous attempts to transmit multiple signals simultaneously over the same fiber-optic cables.
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Briefs: Imaging
A new patented software system can find the curves of motion in streaming video and images from satellites, drones, and far-range security cameras and turn them into signals to find and track moving objects as small as one pixel.
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5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
MIT alumnus-founded FarmWise uses autonomous machines to snip weeds while preserving crops, eliminating the need for herbicides.
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Technology & Society: Design
SprayBox can target individual weeds and crops at a 20-per-second rate and then spray them at a millimeter’s accuracy.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have been able to successfully teach micro-robots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of micro-swimming capability.
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Briefs: Motion Control
The model allows robots to ask clarifying questions to soldiers.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new area of artificial intelligence called analog deep learning promises faster computation with a fraction of the energy usage.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
One promising way to meet modern industrial challenges is by using additive manufacturing processes.
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Briefs: Imaging
Researchers at University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence device that mimics the retina of the eye.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
The new system learns directly from visual inputs to let a robot with a two-fingered gripper see, simulate, and shape doughy objects.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
A new robotic system fuses visual information and radio-frequency signals to efficiently find hidden items buried under a pile of objects.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The new method could slash the energy cost of AI.
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Briefs: Design
Using state-of-the-art indium phosphide transistors and a basic computer and mirrors, researchers were able to produce images of concealed bodies.
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Facility Focus: Design
From artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and manufacturing to health sciences, robotics, and more, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering offers an advanced engineering curriculum.
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Briefs: Medical
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
For drones to autonomously perform necessary but quotidian tasks, they must be able to adapt to wind conditions in real time.
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Briefs: Energy
The system makes it possible to integrate data from prior experiments, and information based on personal observations by experienced workers, into the machine learning process.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
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Briefs: Design
Interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The robots will be challenged to carry out work too dangerous for humans.
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Articles: Imaging
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
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Articles: Internet of Things

Although industrial factories and processing plants have long been automated, it remains vital for human decision-making to be involved in operations, sometimes to a great extent. Automation in...

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor technology design and manufacturing demands continue to rise to the needs of our continuously connected world.
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Application Briefs: AR/AI

We are currently moving into the next automation age. It is a world where your personal devices will help you track your health in real time, while conveniently connecting with your...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, computer scientists showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks including stacking blocks. With the...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

In-space and planetary surface assembly for human exploration is a challenging domain that encompasses various technological thrusts to support human missions. NASA is developing autonomous assembly agents to...

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