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Stanford University is opening up a new institute to study and develop human-centered artificial intelligence technologies and applications. The university will be working with Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) in an effort to gather input from various fields at the university including business, engineering, humanities and finance. They want to ensure artificial intelligence has a better future for humanity and wants to address any challenges and disruptions it may have on society. ...
Artists Irene Posch and Ebru Krubak have engineered The Embroidered Computer, an interactive 8-bit computer made of embroidery materials and traditional stitching techniques and patterns.   The design invites artistic abilities to weave through technology on an electronic circuit board. (Image Credit: Irene Posch)   The 8-bit programmable computer is made up of metal threads, gold, silver, glass, metal beads and copper, functioning similarly to decorative textile. Its appearance is ...
After a few years of testing, French company Stanley Robotics will push out its self-driving robot valets and put them to use at France's Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport later this week. It only costs $61 to park for a week in the cheapest parking lot (farthest from terminals) or $63 to park in the same lot where Stanley Robotics provides its services. This is much cheaper than having a human park the car for you - priced at $117.   The robot valet lifts the car up using a forklift-like arm ...
The Hayabusa2 was originally supposed to make contact back in October (Image credit: JAXA)   Last month, Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 landed on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples for scientists to study back home – only the second time this has been pulled off. Recently, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has shared a video of the brief moment taken by its small on board camera. It shows the moment when the spacecraft fired a bullet into Ryugu’s surface to kick up du ...
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly works outside of the ISS during a spacewalk in 2015 (Photo from NASA/Getty Images)   NASA is about to make history. The agency is set to hold its first ever all-female spacewalk at the end of this month. American astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will head outside the International Space Station on March 29 as part of the Expedition 59 crew at the International Space Station (ISS). They’ll be supported on the ground by flight director Mary Lawrence ...
Researchers at The University of Cambridge have created a cost-effective testbed for cooperative driving experiments. (Photo via University of Cambridge)   If anything, this would make for a fun toy. Get kids to run your research testing. Hmmmmm....   Recently, a team of researchers at The University of Cambridge created a unique experimental testbed that’s ideal for experiments involving cooperative driving. Consisting of 16 miniature Ackermann-steering vehicles called Cambrid ...
MIT's latest robot can do backflips, walk and trot on uneven ground. It’s rivaling Boston Dynamic’s bots. The mini cheetah can even be programmed to perform certain tasks when it dealt with unexpected force or kicked to the ground. Researchers say this is only a research project, so it's not likely to go on sale anytime soon or ever, if at all.   The cheetah bot can do backflips, trot on uneven terrain and even can be programmed to recover from shut down. (Image Credit: MIT) ...
Festo's BionicSoftHand is the latest robotic hand attempting to immitate the way a human hand works. Using artificial intelligence, the hand is able to use its fingers to work out how to manipulate an object by gripping and moving it around.   The BionicSoftHand relaxing an object on its hand before manipulating it through movements. (Image Credit: Festo) The robotic hand learns through positive reinforcement and instead of imitating a specified action, the hand is given a goal. All ...
(Image Credit: China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency/AP)   It didn’t last long. Bitter cold and a long night ended the plant’s growth. Day and night cycles on the moon are around two weeks long each. The plant sprouted and grew for almost two weeks. In the “nighttime” the temperatures are down to -170 degrees C. On the positive side, 120 degrees C, in the “daytime.” That’s too bad. It’s a shame they didn’t try to contin ...
Agility Robotics has unveiled a new robotic model called "Digit." The company's robot is the first one to have four-degree-of-freedom arms that can be used for balance, pushing doors and lifting up boxes that weigh 40 pounds. The design is also sleeker than other humanoid bots. The pricing for Digit will be released in mid-2019 and deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2020.   Agility Robotics’ new robot model could help deliver packages in the future. (Image Credit: Agili ...