How to supervise a robot with your mind and hand gestures

“Plug and play” system uses a human’s brainwaves and hand-gesture muscle signals to instantly correct robot mistakes

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Are virtual reality and augmented reality the future of education?

Welcome to the memory palace; and how to safely walk around (or maybe run) in VR

VR memory

IBM researchers use analog memory to train deep neural networks faster and more efficiently

New approach allows deep neural networks to run hundreds of times faster than with GPUs, using hundreds of times less energy

Crossbar arrays of non-volatile memories can accelerate the training of neural networks by performing computation at the actual location of the data. (credit: IBM Research)

Summit supercomputer is world’s fastest

Will enable researchers to apply techniques like machine learning and deep learning to scientific discoveries that were previously impractical or impossible

(credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

roundup | AI powers cars, photos, phones, and people

(credit: Berkeley Deep Drive)

Overcoming transistor miniaturization limits due to ‘quantum tunneling’

Breakthrough could jumpstart further miniaturization of transistors, possibly extending Moore's law

An illustration of a single-molecule device that blocks leakage current in a transistor. (credit: Haixing Li/Columbia Engineering)

Ultrasound-powered nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency aims to create a broad-spectrum detoxification robotic platform

MRSA bacterium captured by a hybrid cell membrane-coated nanorobot (colored scanning electron microscope image). (credit: Esteban-Fernández de Ávila/Science Robotics)

Artificial sensory neurons may give future prosthetic devices and robots a subtle sense of touch

Artificial sensory nerve system combines a touch-pressure sensor, flexible electronic neuron, and artificial synaptic transistor modeled on human synapses

American and Korean researchers are creating an artificial nerve system for robots and humans. (credit: Kevin Craft)

New noninvasive technique could be alternative to laser eye surgery

Uses a low-powered, ultrafast laser to alter biochemical and biomechanical tissue properties without causing cellular damage or tissue disruption

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First 3D-printed human corneas

Using donated stem cells, bio-ink formed the shape of a specific human cornea in less than 10 minutes; could ensure an unlimited supply of corneas in the future

3D-printing a human cornea (credit: Newcastle University)

Teaching robots to do household chores

Future goal is to allow robots to learn by simply watching a YouTube video

MIT's “VirtualHome” system aims to teach artificial agents a range of chores, including setting the table and making coffee. (credit: MIT CSAIL)

Advanced brain organoid could model strokes, screen drugs

Functional blood brain barrier allows for discovering and testing new drugs that can cross over into the brain

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