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Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new and improved snake-inspired soft robot that is faster and more precise than its predecessor.

Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate calculations made on the fly to account for the complex airflows of confined spaces rather tha…

Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation

A new learning system improves robots’ abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a learning-based particle simulator, could give industrial robots a more r…

Roadmap for AI in medical imaging

Researchers are examining applications for diagnostic medical imaging, identifying knowledge gaps and developing a roadmap to prioritize research needs.

New method inverts the self-assembly of liquid crystals

In liquid crystals, molecules automatically arrange themselves in an ordered fashion. Researchers have discovered a method that allows an anti-ordered state, which will enable novel material properties and potentially new technical applications, such a…

Engineers tap DNA to create ‘lifelike’ machines

Tapping into the unique nature of DNA, engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things.

Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Researchers have created a new low-cost, human friendly robot named Blue, designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that ev…

Robots created with 3D printers could be caring for those in golden years

Researchers have developed a new design method to create soft robots that may help in caregiving for elderly family members.

Laying the ground for robotic strategies in environmental protection

Roboticists have developed a robot named ‘Romu’ that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil. The structures that it builds could function as retaining walls or check dams for erosion control, and, according to computer simulati…

Artificial intelligence approach optimizes embryo selection for IVF

A team, consisting of embryologists, reproductive medicine clinicians, computer scientists, and precision medicine experts, trained an artificial intelligence algorithm to discriminate between poor and good embryo quality.