September 23, 2020

MIT undergraduates pursue research opportunities through the pandemic

Even in ordinary times, scientific process is stressful, with its demand for open-ended exploration and persistence in the face of failure. But the pandemic has added to the strain. In this new world of physical isolation, there are fewer opportunities for spontaneity and connection, and fewer distractions and events to mark the passage of time. Days pass in a numbing blur of sameness. Working from home this summer, students participating in MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) did their best […]
September 23, 2020

Guiding light: New technology puts a light-painting drone at your fingertips

Skoltech researchers have designed and developed an interface that allows a user to direct a small drone to light-paint patterns or letters through hand gestures. The new interface, DroneLight, can be used in distant communications, entertainment, and even search and rescue. The paper was published on the preprint server arXiv.org and presented at IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
September 23, 2020

Can AI and Automation Deliver a COVID-19 Antiviral While It Still Matters?

sub, sup { position: relative; font-size: 75%; line-height: 0; vertical-align: baseline; margin-left: -5px; } Illustration: Marysia Machulska Within moments of meeting each other at a conference last year, Nathan Collins and Yann Gaston-Mathé began devising a plan to work together. Gaston-Mathé runs a startup that applies automated software to the design of new drug candidates. Collins leads a team that uses an automated chemistry platform to synthesize new drug candidates. “There was an obvious synergy between their technology and ours,” […]
September 23, 2020

Mobile robot revenues set to grow by 24% in 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic – Interact Analysis

• Mobile robots will take logistics sector by storm, with a 10-fold investment increase predicted between now and 2024 • COVID-19 will be a significant driver in long-term mobile robot growth • Sales of AMRs set to radically outstrip AGV revenues Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 23, 2020

Automate Image-based Inspection with Artificial Intelligence

A sentin VISION system uses AI-based recognition software and can be trained using a few sample images. Together with a GigE Vision CMOS industrial camera from IDS and an evaluation unit, it can be easily embedded in existing processes. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 23, 2020

Regina Barzilay wins $1M Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Squirrel AI award

For more than 100 years Nobel Prizes have been given out annually to recognize breakthrough achievements in chemistry, literature, medicine, peace, and physics. As these disciplines undoubtedly continue to impact society, newer fields like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have also begun to profoundly reshape the world. In recognition of this, the world’s largest AI society — the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) — announced today the winner of their new Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence […]
September 23, 2020

Garmin's rearview bike radar review: Eyes for the back of your head – CNET

We tested Garmin’s Varia RTL515 and RVR315 rearview radars, designed to alert you when cars are approaching from behind, and came away impressed. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
September 22, 2020

Microsoft Edge on Linux preview is coming in October

Microsoft’s revamped, Chromium-powered Edge browser will finally arrive on Linux next month — but only as a developer preview, the company announced today. You’ll be able to snag it on the Edge Insider site once it’s available, or on the Linux packag… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
September 22, 2020

A three-agent robotic system for Mars exploration

Mars, also known as the red planet, has been the focus of numerous research studies, as some of its characteristics have sparked discussions about its possible inhabitability. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a few other space agencies have thus sent a number of rovers and other spacecraft to Mars with the hope of better understanding its geology and environment. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
September 22, 2020

Fitbit Sense ongoing review: Time will tell how useful stress tracking can be – CNET

The Sense tracks your stress, temperature and has an ECG, but interpreting all this data can be a puzzle. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/