MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.
A new artificial intelligence algorithm can find the quickest trajectory to fly a drone through a series of waypoints on a circuit. The AI proved to be faster at controlling the drone and completing the track than two world-class human pilots.
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Combining deep learning algorithms with robotic engineering, researchers have developed a new robot able to combine vision and touch.
Applying AI technology, researchers teach a robot to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions. Scientists say this could help build trust between humans and the humanoid robots they interact with.
A newly developed robotic thumb imprints how the hand is represented in the brain. Using the robotic thumb, researchers reported improvements in conducting dexterity tasks, such as building with blocks. Additionally, those who trained to use the additional thumb began to feel as though the digit was a part of their body.
People who were touched by conversational humanoid robots report positive emotional states and were more likely to comply with requests made by the robot.
Researchers investigate why feminine robots and AI systems, such as Siri and Alexa, are considered to be more humanistic than their male counterparts.