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Brain’s Navigation is More Complex than GPS

Brain’s Navigation is More Complex than GPS

 BY NATHAN COLLINS | Apr 9, 2017 @ 12:38| Neuroscientists’ discovered that our brain’s Navigation is more complicated than anyone had guessed. Just like a driver in a car, the brain needs some basic navigational instruments to get around, and it is not an idle analogy. In fact, scientists have found brain cells that are similar […]

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

Jul 21, 2016 @ 18:46 |  NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer — the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission. Using software developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, Curiosity is now frequently choosing multiple […]

Dallas Shooting: Is It Ethically Correct to Allow Robots to Take Human Life?

Dallas Shooting: Is It Ethically Correct to Allow Robots to Take Human Life?

Jul 10, 2016 @ 20:39 |  Dallas Police used a robot to kill a shooter on Thursday night. In this accident five police officers also died but the main focus of media went on killer robot used by Dallas police. This robot (Northrop Grumman Remotec – Andros) is used earlier also but for bomb disposal […]

A Robotic Stingray may Help to Understand Working of Heart

A Robotic Stingray may Help to Understand Working of Heart

Jul 8, 2016 @ 21:30 |  Bio-Inspired researchers have designed a miniature bio-hybrid robotic stingray that could help our understanding of the heart. Robotic Stingray is neither fully living animal nor fully artificial robot; it is the hybrid of both. It has an elastomeric body enclosing a micro-fabricated gold skeleton (non living) with rat heart […]

Researchers Develop Self-Healing Smart Material

Researchers Develop Self-Healing Smart Material

Jun 30, 2016 @ 18:49 | By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture |  Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. They have filed a provisional patent on the work. This is the first time researchers have […]

Drones to keep Tabs on Light Pollution

Drones to keep Tabs on Light Pollution

Jun 28, 2016 @ 18:37 |  Astronomers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a light, low cost system, deployable on a drone, that could help everyone monitor and control light pollution (Also known as photopollution or luminous pollution, is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial light). The team, led by undergraduate student Ashley Fuller, present their […]

Lincoln Lab Demonstrates Centimeter-level Vehicle Localization During Snowstorms

Lincoln Lab Demonstrates Centimeter-level Vehicle Localization During Snowstorms

Jun 24, 2016 @ 18:47 | MIT Lincoln Lab |  A ground-penetrating radar system enhances an autonomous vehicle’s ability to know its position on a roadway even when other approaches fail. During a mid-March snowstorm, researchers from MIT Lincoln Laboratory achieved real-time, nighttime, centimeter-level vehicle localization while driving the test vehicle at highway speeds over roads […]

Stanford Jackrabbot, A Social Robot to Understand Human Behavior

Stanford Jackrabbot, A Social Robot to Understand Human Behavior

Jun 1, 2016 @ 21:03 | Stanford| USA | Human behavior cannot be predicted by any mathematical rule; human may behave differently in different situations and also changes over time. So to navigate among the humans on sidewalks and mingle with humans in crowded places, robots have to understand the unwritten rules of human behavior. […]