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Drones can almost see in the dark

Drones can almost see in the dark

Sep 25, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have taught drones how to fly using an eye-inspired camera, opening the door to them performing fast, agile maneuvers and flying in low-light environments.
Robotic hair restoration

Robotic hair restoration

Sep 22, 2017 United States
Over the past decade, robotic procedures have advanced care in many surgical categories such as cancer surgery. Robotic systems are proven to assist surgeons with difficult, repetitive and precise surgical movements, reducing manual variability and improving outcomes. Their reproducible accuracy and precision has also enabled a shift to the less invasive techniques that patients seek.
Helping robots learn complex tasks

Helping robots learn complex tasks

Sep 20, 2017 United States
Using a robotics task to demonstrate the achievement, the platform successfully trained a simulated robotic arm to grasp and stack blocks on top of one another by breaking down the task into simpler sub-concepts.
AI technology to help prevent blindness

AI technology to help prevent blindness

Sep 13, 2017 Australia
It could soon be easier to prevent blindness in the 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes thanks to the successful trial of a world first artificial intelligence-driven technology in Perth.
Deere to advance machine learning capabilities through acquisition

Deere to advance machine learning capabilities through acquisition

Sep 11, 2017 United States
Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture.
IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
Facial recognition payment system

Facial recognition payment system

Sep 6, 2017 China
The smile-to-pay service allows customers to place their order via a self-serve screen and to smile at the camera for payment.
Agriculture: leader in autonomous mobility?

Agriculture: leader in autonomous mobility?

Sep 5, 2017 Worldwide
Robots are becoming uncaged, mobile, collaborative and increasingly intelligent and dexterous, moving beyond their traditional strongholds to bring automation to previously inaccessible tasks.
Autonomous concept car smart vision EQ fortwo

Autonomous concept car smart vision EQ fortwo

Sep 4, 2017 Germany
The smart vision EQ fortwo autonomous concept vehicle picks up its passengers directly from their chosen location.
Machine-learning earthquake prediction in lab shows promise

Machine-learning earthquake prediction in lab shows promise

Sep 1, 2017
By listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before the fault fails.
Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Aug 31, 2017 United States
Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of information about that neuron's function and how it coordinates with other cells in the brain.
EU's future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors

EU's future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors

Aug 30, 2017 Europe
Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.
A good read: AI evaluates quality of short stories

A good read: AI evaluates quality of short stories

Aug 29, 2017 United States
The idea that artificial intelligence will someday be able to understand and even generate narratives has inspired and motivated researchers for years. A question inextricably bound to both lines of research remains unresolved, however: Can AI recognize a good story if it sees one?