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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.
Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide
Last mile delivery remains an expensive affair in the parcel delivery business, often representing more than half of the total cost. Its importance is also growing thanks to a change in the composition of total deliveries with B2C deliveries rapidly taking on a bigger share.
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx 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.
IDTechEx TVFacial 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?
Model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

Model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

Aug 28, 2017 United States
In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.
Helping robots to correct errors on-the-fly and learn from each other

Helping robots to correct errors on-the-fly and learn from each other

Aug 25, 2017 United Kingdom
New stochastic separation theorems proved by mathematicians could enhance capabilities of artificial intelligence.
Using machine learning to improve patient care

Using machine learning to improve patient care

Aug 25, 2017 United States
In a new pair of papers, researchers explore ways for computers to help doctors make better medical decisions.
Electronic skin takes wearable health monitors to the next level

Electronic skin takes wearable health monitors to the next level

Aug 24, 2017 Korea
A new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.
Computer approaches human skill for first time

Computer approaches human skill for first time

Aug 23, 2017
A research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.
IDTechEx TVMachine-learning system enables smoother streaming

Machine-learning system enables smoother streaming

Aug 21, 2017 United States
We've all experienced two hugely frustrating things on YouTube: our video either suddenly gets pixelated, or it stops entirely to rebuffer. Both happen because of special algorithms that break videos into small chunks that load as you go.
Neural networks for odor recognition

Neural networks for odor recognition

Aug 18, 2017 Russia
Researchers have applied fast-learning artificial intelligence to odour recognition and patented a handy electronic-nose device capable of recognising the olfactory patterns of a wide range of chemicals.
Smarter robot vacuum cleaners

Smarter robot vacuum cleaners

Aug 17, 2017 Germany
Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely!