Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty
Companies have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds is computationally complex, especially for small drones that are limited in how much they can carry onboard for real-time processing.
Auto-tuning data science: New research streamlines machine learning
A new automated machine-learning system performs as well or better than its human counterparts — and works 100 times faster.
Robots and humans: How to improve physical interaction
Popular entertainment often portrays robots as the perfect best friend, from Bender in the cartoon Futurama to the mighty Transformers. These close friendships don't exist off-screen yet, but humans and robots are getting to know each other better in real life.
And the beat goes on
Engineering students and their professor have been working for several months to create an implantable device that would capture energy from the beating of a heart and turn it into electrical power to run a device such as a pacemaker.
Touch sensitive avatar-robotic arm based on real time haptics
Researchers have developed a 'real-time-avatar-robotic arm' that transmits sound, vision, and highly sensitive feelings of touch to remotely located users. T
New way to predict movie-goers' facial expressions
Researchers have been working with Disney Research to develop a new way to assess and predict the facial expressions of movie goers.
New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
Engineers have designed an autonomous robot with "socially aware navigation," that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing general codes of pedestrian conduct.
Texas team debuts battery-less pacemaker
A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart is being introduced.
Bionic Eye Technologies
In this profile, Alexis Karandrea reports on correspondence with Richard Birney, the CEO of Bionic Eye Technologies, Inc., and the retinal implant technology they are developing.
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones
Scientists have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather.