Intel’s new ‘Loihi’ chip mimics neurons and synapses in the human brain

Automatically gets smarter over time
September 29, 2017

Loihi chip (credit: Intel Corporation)

Human vs. deep-neural-network performance in object recognition

... and how they can teach each other
September 27, 2017

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Neuroscientists restore vegetative-state patient’s consciousness with vagus nerve stimulation

September 25, 2017

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Artificial ‘skin’ gives robotic hand a sense of touch

September 22, 2017

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A battery-free origami robot powered and controlled by external magnetic fields

September 22, 2017

Wirelessly powered and controlled magnetic folding robot arm can grasp and bend (credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University)

Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots

3D-printable, synthetic soft muscle can mimic natural biological systems, lifting 1000 times its own weight
September 20, 2017

(L) The electrically actuated muscle with thin resistive wire in a rest position; (R) The muscle is expanded using low power characteristics (8V). (credit: Aslan Miriyev/Columbia Engineering)

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