Artificial Intelligence

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

By Tyler Irving | Jul 27, 2017 @ 06:49  | The technology could assist people with limited mobility due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or other conditions. A new academic-industry collaboration at U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is harnessing improved sensors and artificial intelligence to make electric wheelchairs self-driving. The technology could greatly […]

Self-Driving Cars May Soon be Able to Make Moral and Ethical Decisions as Humans Do

Self-Driving Cars May Soon be Able to Make Moral and Ethical Decisions as Humans Do

A ground-breaking new study challenges the assumption that moral decisions are strongly context dependent and cannot be modeled or described algorithmically, finding that human behavior in dilemma situations can be modeled by a simple value-of-life-based model. The research suggests that human moral behavior can be well-described by algorithms and used by machines to manage moral […]

Hitchbot Creators to Study How Artificial Intelligence and Robots can Help Patients

Hitchbot Creators to Study How Artificial Intelligence and Robots can Help Patients

Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:35 | Research project to explore how artificial intelligence impacts behavioural change. McMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care. With the help of external,Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper and IBM […]

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Jun 22, 2017 @ 05:00 | Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent science tool when the ground team was out of contact with the spacecraft. This same software […]

Face Recognition System “K-Eye”

Face Recognition System “K-Eye”

Jun 15, 2017 @ 17:59 | KAIST Engineers has developed a semiconductor chip, CNNP (CNN Processor), that runs Artificial intelligence algorithms with ultra-low power, and K-Eye, a face recognition system using CNNP. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the key emerging technologies. Global IT companies are competitively launching the newest technologies and competition is heating up […]

This Shimon Robot Write and Play its Own Music by Using Deep Learning

This Shimon Robot Write and Play its Own Music by Using Deep Learning

By Jason Maderer | Jun 14, 2017 @ 14:46 | A marimba-playing Shimon robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The pieces are generated using artificial intelligence and deep learning. Researchers fed the robot nearly 5,000 complete songs — from […]

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

Jun 9, 2017 @ 12:30 | Researchers at the University of Bielefeld have developed a gripping system with robotic hands, which independently acquaint itself with unknown objects. The new system works without first knowing the features of objects such as fruit or tools. The Greif-Lern-System was developed in the large project “Famula” of the excellence […]

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

May 31, 2017 @ 20:06 |By Anne Trafton | MIT News | MIT researchers has developed a new surgical technique that could allow prosthetic limbs to feel more natural and Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs. A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. […]