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Pulses Driven by Artificial Intelligence Tame Quantum Systems

Nov. 30, 2022 — Machine learning drives self-discovery of pulses that stabilize quantum systems in the face of environmental …


Swimming Habits of Gelatinous Animals Are Inspiring Underwater Vehicle Design

Nov. 30, 2022 — Multi-jet propulsion lets a jellyfish-like marine animal switch between speed and …


Making ‘Transport’ Robots Smarter

Nov. 29, 2022 — Imagine a team of humans and robots working together to process online orders — real-life workers strategically positioned among their automated coworkers who are moving intelligently back and forth …


New Programming Tool Turns Sketches, Handwriting Into Code

Nov. 28, 2022 — Researchers have created an interface that allows users to handwrite and sketch within computer code — a challenge to conventional coding, which typically relies on …


A Life-Inspired System Dynamically Adjusts to Its Environment

Nov. 28, 2022 — The system regulates its own temperature in response to environmental …


A Far-Sighted Approach to Machine Learning

Nov. 23, 2022 — A new technique enables artificial intelligence agents to think much farther into the future when considering how their behaviors can influence the behaviors of other AI agents, toward the completion …


Teaching Photonic Chips to ‘Learn’

Nov. 22, 2022 — A multi-institution research team has developed an optical chip that can train machine learning …


Self-Organization: What Robotics Can Learn from Amoebae

Nov. 22, 2022 — Researchers have developed a new model to describe how biological or technical systems form complex structures without external …


Fruit Flies Use Corrective Movements to Maintain Stability After Injury

Nov. 18, 2022 — Fruit flies can quickly compensate for catastrophic wing injuries, researchers found, maintaining the same stability after losing up to 40% of a wing. This finding could inform the design of …


‘Butterfly Bot’ Is Fastest Swimming Soft Robot Yet

Nov. 18, 2022 — Inspired by the biomechanics of the manta ray, researchers have developed an energy-efficient soft robot that can swim more than four times faster than previous swimming soft robots. The robots are …


Shock to the System: Using Electricity to Find Materials That Can ‘Learn’

Nov. 17, 2022 — Researchers used electrical pulses to watch nickel oxide undergo two responses, habituation and sensitization, bolstering the case for brain-inspired …


A Low-Cost Robot Ready for Any Obstacle

Nov. 16, 2022 — Researchers have designed a robotic system that enables a low-cost and relatively small legged robot to climb and descend stairs nearly its height; traverse rocky, slippery, uneven, steep and varied …


A Navigation System With 10 Centimeter Accuracy

Nov. 16, 2022 — Researchers have developed an alternative positioning system that is more robust and accurate than GPS, especially in urban settings. The working prototype that demonstrated this new mobile network …


Autonomous Crawling Soft ‘Ringbots’ Can Navigate Narrow Gaps

Nov. 15, 2022 — Researchers have created a ring-shaped soft robot capable of crawling across surfaces when exposed to elevated temperatures or infrared light. The researchers have demonstrated that these …


Wasting Muscles Built Back Better

Nov. 14, 2022 — Bioengineers have developed a mechanically active adhesive named MAGENTA, which functions as a soft robotic device able to extend and contract muscles from the outside. In an animal model, MAGENTA …


Designing and Programming Living Computers

Nov. 14, 2022 — Bringing together concepts from electrical engineering and bioengineering tools, scientists collaborated to produce cells engineered to compute sophisticated functions — ‘biocomputers’ of …


Mimicking Life: Breakthrough in Non-Living Materials

Nov. 10, 2022 — Researchers have discovered a new process that uses fuel to control non-living materials, similar to what living cells do. The reaction cycle can easily be applied to a wide range of materials and …


En Route to Human-Environment Interaction Technology With Soft Microfingers

Nov. 10, 2022 — Human-robot interactions not only allow robots to interact with humans but also with the environment. Microrobots, for instance, can interact with insects and measure the force exerted by them during …


Robots Are Taking Over Jobs, but Not at the Rate You Might Think

Nov. 9, 2022 — There’s no need to panic about a pending robot takeover just yet. Only 14% of workers say they’ve seen their job replaced by a robot. But those who have experienced job displacement due to …


Floppy or Not: AI Predicts Properties of Complex Metamaterials

Nov. 4, 2022 — Given a 3D piece of origami, can you flatten it without damaging it? Just by looking at the design, the answer is hard to predict, because each and every fold in the design has to be compatible with …


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Making ‘Transport’ Robots Smarter

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/robotics/

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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