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'Bleep-bloop-bleep! Say 'cheese', human'

Good portrait photography is as much art as it is science. There are technical details like composition and lighting, but there's also a matter of connecting emotionally with the photo?s subjects. Can you teach that to a robot?

Jan 29th, 2021

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Squid-inspired robot is a good swimmer (w/video)

Using the pulse-jet mode that squid and jellyfish use to propel themselves, researchers developed a flexible robot that is as efficient at swimming as its biological models. Further research could lead to robots that can move even more efficiently than aquatic animals.

Jan 22nd, 2021

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Bio-inspired robotics: learning from dragonflies

Scientists have completely decrypted the biomechanical functional principle of what is known as the labial mask of dragonfly larvae. The technology used here could lead to a significant enhancement of agile robot systems.

Jan 20th, 2021

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'The robot made me do it': Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in people

New research has shown robots can encourage people to take greater risks in a simulated gambling scenario than they would if there was nothing to influence their behaviours. Increasing our understanding of whether robots can affect risk-taking could have clear ethical, practical and policy implications, which this study set out to explore.

Dec 11th, 2020

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