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'Brainless' robot can navigate complex obstacles (w/video)

Researchers developed a new soft robot that is capable of turning on its own, allowing it to make its way through twisty mazes, even negotiating its way around moving obstacles. And it's all done using physical intelligence, rather than being guided by a computer.

Sep 9th, 2023

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Better paths yield better AI (w/video)

Like climbing a mountain via the shortest possible path, improving classification tasks can be achieved by choosing the most influential path to the output, and not just by learning with deeper networks.

Aug 31st, 2023

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Revolutionary self-sensing electric artificial muscles

Researchers have made significant advancements in the field of bionics with the development of a new type of electric variable-stiffness artificial muscle that possesses self-sensing capabilities. This innovative technology has the potential to revolutionize soft robotics and medical applications.

Aug 9th, 2023

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Parenting a 3-year-old robot (w/video)

The way babies learn and explore their surroundings inspired researchers to develop a new way to teach robots how to simultaneously learn multiple skills and leverage them to tackle unseen, everyday tasks. The researchers set out to develop a robotic AI agent with manipulation abilities equivalent to a 3-year-old child.

Aug 8th, 2023

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