All-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon


A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, engineers have demonstrated in live animal models.

JAN. 22, 2021

Scientists develop 'mini-brains' to help robots recognize pain and to self-repair


Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize pain and to self-repair when damaged.

JAN. 15, 2021

Which way to the fridge? Common sense helps robots navigate


A robot travelling from point A to point B is more efficient if it understands that point A is the living room couch and point B is a refrigerator. That's the common sense idea behind a 'semantic' navigation system.

DEC. 20, 2020

Transparent, reflective objects now within grasp of robots


Kitchen robots are a popular vision of the future, but if a robot of today tries to grasp a kitchen staple such as a clear measuring cup or a shiny knife, it likely won't be able to. Transparent and reflective objects are the things of robot nightmares.

DEC. 14, 2020

Artificial intelligence makes blurry faces look 60 times more sharp


Researchers have developed an AI tool that, in more detail than ever before, can turn blurry faces into eerily convincing portraits generated by computers. Previous methods can scale a picture to a resolution of eight times its original.

NOV. 12, 2020

Shapeshifting, free-roaming robotic soft built by Stanford Engineers


Advances in soft robotics may one day allow robots to work side by side with humans, helping them lift heavy objects or carry them out of danger.

OCT. 28, 2020

Google Engineers 'Mutate' AI


Google have been working on a freakishly smart machine learning system known as the AutoML system (or automatic machine learning system), which is already capable of creating AI that outperforms anything we've made.

OCT. 17, 2020

Australia wins AI Eurovision-style Song Contest


Really? Could a song created by artificial intelligence take on Eurovision?

SEP. 13, 2020

Artificial pieces of brain use light to communicate with real neurons


These future prosthetic devices using their system will be able to replace damaged brain circuits and restore

SEP. 19, 2020

Restored the sense of touch and the movement.


Brain–computer interface device that has restored both movement and the sense of touch to the hand. After his accident, Ian Burkhart didn’t think he’d ever be able to move or feel his hand again. A small chip in his brain changed everything.

AUG. 04, 2020