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Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

A novel system uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and assembly, and by swarms of drones carrying out …

Artificial intelligence to boost Earth system science

A new study shows that artificial intelligence can substantially improve our understanding of the climate and the Earth system.

The first walking robot that moves without GPS

Desert ants are extraordinary solitary navigators. Researchers were inspired by these ants as they designed AntBot, the first walking robot that can explore its environment randomly and go home automatically, without GPS or mapping. This work opens up …

Getting a grip on human-robot cooperation

There is a time when a successful cooperation between humans and robots has decisive importance: it is in the precise moment that one “actor” is required to hand an object to another “actor” and, therefore, to coordinate their actions accordingly. But …

Revealing human antibody secrets

Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers have achieved a first-of-its-kind glimpse into how the body’s immune system gears up to fight off infection.

Psychology: Robot saved, people take the hit

To what extent are people prepared to show consideration for robots? A new study suggests that, under certain circumstances, some people are willing to endanger human lives — out of concern for robots.

Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

Scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted therapy and to help diagnose and prevent disease.

Simpler parts make for a more efficient system

A team of researchers has discovered that decentralized systems work better when the individual parts are less capable.

Artificial intelligence can identify microscopic marine organisms

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can automatically provide species-level identification of microscopic marine organisms. The next step is to incorporate the AI into a robotic system that will help advance our unde…

The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from whi…