How ants, bees, and fruit flies can be the next big buzz in artificial intelligence

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Space. The final frontier. And on Nov. 2, 2018, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into the vastness of interstellar space, following Voyager 1, which made the leap six years earlier. Since their launch in 1977, the two probes have traveled more than 11 billion miles across the solar system, lasting […]

A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control

[ad_1] Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands—in particular for amputees—that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation. This interdisciplinary proof of concept between neuroengineering and robotics was successfully tested on three amputees and seven healthy subjects. The results are […]

Using artificial intelligence to automate sea-ice charting

[ad_1] Ship operators require precise up-to-date information on the location of ice edges and open water and the ice type and concentration along their vessel’s route. Credit: European Space Agency Reliable maps of sea-ice conditions and forecasts are of vital importance for maritime safety, safe navigation and planning. The continued retreating and thinning of Arctic […]

Nature's most beautiful performances could inspire the next generation of artificial intelligence

[ad_1] The simple three-step process for structural transition in the collective behaviour of groups. Credit: Loughborough University Scientists have discovered a possible driving force behind some of nature’s most beautiful displays paving the way for more complex and autonomous AI. Researchers wanted to replicate the basic mechanisms behind some of the most highly organized patterns […]

Artificial intelligence used to recognize primate faces in the wild

[ad_1] Face recognition of individual chimpanzees from Bossou, Guinea. Credit: Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed new artificial intelligence software to recognise and track the faces of individual chimpanzees in the wild. The new software will allow researchers and wildlife conservationists to significantly cut back on time and […]

Artificial intelligence uncovers new details about Old Master paintings

[ad_1] The Ghent Altarpiece closed. Credit: Copyright holder, Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, – Art in Flanders; photo Dominique Provost. Artificial intelligence has been used to analyse high-resolution digital X-ray images of the world famous Ghent Altarpiece, as part of an investigative project led by UCL. The finding is expected to improve our understanding of art masterpieces […]

Scientists develop a traffic monitoring system based on artificial intelligence

[ad_1] Credit: South Ural State University Scientists of South Ural State University have developed a unique intelligent system for monitoring traffic flow using artificial intelligence, which does not require specific recording equipment and can work on almost any type of camera. The system instantly processes data received in real time, unlike existing programs in which […]

Artificial neural networks could be used to provide insight into biological systems

[ad_1] Martin Haesemeyer (left), in the labs of Florian Engert (right). Haesemeyer built an artificial neural network that almost perfectly mimicked the zebrafish and which has the potential to further understanding of biology. Credit: Rose Lincoln/Harvard file photo Teaching a computer to behave like a zebrafish wasn’t Martin Haesemeyer’s goal. In fact, the research associate […]

Artificial muscles bloom, dance, and wave

[ad_1] Dancing butterfly robots on tree branch. The butterflies can flutter their wings after application of 2 Volts of alternating electrical current input with frequency of 0.2 Hertz. Credit: Umrao et al., Sci. Robot. 4, eaaw7797 (2019) Wearing a flower brooch that blooms before your eyes sounds like magic. KAIST researchers have made it real […]

Mexican start-up fights air pollution with artificial trees

[ad_1] The “BioUrban 2.0” air purification system is seen in Puebla, Mexico on August 7, 2019 Trees are one of the best things we have to clean the Earth’s air, but they have certain drawbacks: they need time and space to grow. Enter the BioUrban, an artificial tree that sucks up as much air pollution […]