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Great Innovative Idea- Acquiring Object Experiences at Scale

Stefanie TellexThe following Great Innovative Idea is from John Oberlin, Maria Meier, Tim Kraska, and Stefanie Tellex in the Computer Science …

Robotics

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Buzz: An Extensible Programming Language for Self-Organizing Heterogeneous Robot Swarms. (arXiv:1507.05946v2 [cs.RO] UPDATED)

We present Buzz, a novel programming language for heterogeneous robot swarms. Buzz advocates a compositional approach, offering primitives to define …

arXiv

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's when artificial intelligence could go from helpful to scary

Elon Musk compared AI to "summoning the demon."<p>Bill Gates told Reddit that he agrees with Musk and he doesn't "understand why some people are not concerned."<p>What are they so frightened of?<p>Well, Stephen Hawking told the BBC that AI could — theoretically — end humanity.<p>Here's how that would …

Singularity

A Researcher Made an Organic Computer Using Four Wired-Together Rat Brains

The internet of brains is here.<p>The internet of brains is coming, the internet of brains is here. The brains of four rats have been interconnected to create a "Brainet" capable of completing computational tasks better than any one of the rats would have been able to on its own.<p>It's the latest …

Singularity

USA vs. Japan Part II: Giant robots set to duel

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Suidobashi, you have a giant robot, we have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen."<p>With these fighting words, a new, robo-martial space race era was born. U.S.-based robotics company MegaBots issued the challenge late last month, as it put the finishing touches to its Mark 2 model, …

Robotics

Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma

Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.<p>In his 1942 short story 'Runaround', …

Machine Learning

Home

Computer science and engineering has mastered complexity for electronic computation — can we do the same for engineering molecular devices and …

Future farmer

ANDREW Bate well remembers his light-bulb moment. He was sitting alone one night in the dark cab of his powerful new tractor spraying weeds on the …

Robo Brain

Hey there! I'm a robot brain. I learn concepts by searching the Internet. I can interpret natural language text, images, and videos. I watch humans …

Robotics

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A Worm's Mind In A Lego Body

Take the connectome of a worm and transplant it as software in a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot - what happens next?<p>It is a deep and long standing …

MIT's Cheetah robot is let off its leash, can now run and jump silently across fields - ExtremeTech

MIT’s Cheetah robot is let off its leash, can now run and jump silently across fields<p>By on September 16, 2014 at 8:22 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Robotics

ThoughtWorks on Twitter: "After IBM Deal With Twitter, Watson Supercomputer Can Mine Mountains of Tweets | WIRED http://t.co/i9Y5NZ7Vk6"

The malware of the future may come bearing real gifts

“What,” asked the speaker. “if Notepad behaved just like you would expect it to, but only for the first hour or so that you used it? What if it began …

Behavior

Behind a Little House

Project info<p>Photographed over a two-year period "Behind a Little House" is an intimate participatory art project focusing on the notion of our place in the world beneath one sky. Place, both actual and imagined, plays a key role within identity. Behind a Little House references the landscape as one …

Art

Studying how dogs herd sheep could help robots learn how to herd humans

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Dennis Albert Richardson/Shutterstock<p>You’re trapped in an unfamiliar building rapidly being consumed by flames. It’s …

"Da Gou", China's Own Big Dog Robot

Two years ago, Boston Dynamic's four legged Big Dog robot was recruited as the U.S. Army's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) tech demonstrator. But in the meantime, China has not been standing still in the field of bionic robots. At a late August expo on unmanned technologies, NORINCO provided the …

DARPA's tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication - ExtremeTech

DARPA’s tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication<p>By on August 29, 2014 at 10:15 …

Medical Technology

Here's a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings

Do you remember that day when you lost your mind? You aimed your car at five random people down the road. By the time you realized what you were …

Thousand-robot swarm self-assembles into arbitrary shapes

There is something magical about seeing 1,000 robots move, when humans are not operating any of them. In a new study published in Science, …

Siri's Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

Viv was named after the Latin root meaning <i>live</i>. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tchotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI …

Take off & land anywhere: Russia unveils hybrid amphibious drone vehicle (PHOTOS)

A drone hybridized with an amphibious hovercraft has been presented at the Innoprom-2014 technology exhibition in Russia's Yekaterinburg. This unique …

3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists

Futurists technologies could allow aircraft to heal itself, divide into smaller ones or knock out missiles with direct energy<p>3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim.<p>These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could then potentially be used as a …

DARPA wants drones that work like Ender’s Game (the movie) | Ars Technica

CODE project seeks autonomous, collaborating drones that respond to one commander.<p>On April 11, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) …

Armed Russian robocops to defend missile bases

THE West has always been a little squeamish about the idea of arming robots. Despite decades of development, no systems have ever been deployed and a …

Robots

A Venture Capital Firm Just Named An Algorithm To Its Board Of Directors — Here's What It Actually Does

Deep Knowledge Ventures, a firm that focuses on age-related disease drugs and regenerative medicine projects, says the program, called VITAL, can make investment recommendations about life sciences firms by poring over large amounts of data.<p>Just like other members of the board, the algorithm gets …

Intellectual Property

Hawking Artificial Intelligence: Stephen Hawking Warns About Rise Of Robots

Hawking says artificial intelligence is bad news for mankind — and his comments? Have people talking. Said comments were made in a paper he co-wrote …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning on a Board

Apply machine learning right out of the box. Machine Learning on a Board (MLoaB) is the ideal tool for researchers, expermentalists and hobbyists who …