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Robot Lawyers Are About to Flood the Courts
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Robot Lawyers Are About to Flood the Courts

It's time to reform the U.S. legal system.

New Approach to Developing Efficient, High-Precision 3D Light Shapers
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New Approach to Developing Efficient, High-Precision 3D Light Shapers

Researchers in Austria, Germany, and the U.K. have developed a simple method for manufacturing high-precision aperiodic photonic volume elements (APVEs).

Inflatable Drone Can Bounce Off Walls, Perch on Nearly Anything
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Inflatable Drone Can Bounce Off Walls, Perch on Nearly Anything

Arizona State University researchers have developed an inflatable drone that can perch on nearly any object.

Researchers Develop Small Desktop Robot for Older Adults
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Researchers Develop Small Desktop Robot for Older Adults

The  small desktop robot GTIbot can be used to monitor older adults' physical and mental well-being, and even recommend exercises.

Artificial Intelligence Still Can't Form Concepts
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Artificial Intelligence Still Can't Form Concepts

Concepts and abstraction are key to unlocking AI's full potential.

DIY Neurotech: Making BCI Accessible
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DIY Neurotech: Making BCI Accessible

The costs of hardware required for brain-computer interfaces, particularly electrodes and amplifiers, have made it difficult for researchers outside big tech companies...

Grasping the Future with a Robotic Hand-Arm Combo
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Grasping the Future with a Robotic Hand-Arm Combo

Yale University researchers have created a robotic hand-arm combination that uses algorithms to optimize its degrees of freedom and control though unified movement...

Seltzer Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Technical, Mentoring Contributions
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Seltzer Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Technical, Mentoring Contributions

ACM has named Margo Seltzer of Canada's University of British Columbia the 2023-2024 ACM Athena Lecturer for her pioneering technical contributions and commitment...

Wood Transistor Could Let Us Embed Electronics in Trees
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Wood Transistor Could Let Us Embed Electronics in Trees

An electrochemical transistor made from balsa wood opens up the possibility of embedding sensors and other electronic devices in plants, which could help in agriculture...

Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready
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Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready

What the Avatar XPrize revealed about the future of telepresence robots.

How AI Is Building the Next Blockbuster Videogames
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How AI Is Building the Next Blockbuster Videogames

Videogame companies are using generative artificial intelligence tools to create next-generation games faster, at less cost, and with more advanced interactivity...

Researchers Combine Electric Poling, 3D Printing into Single Step
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Researchers Combine Electric Poling, 3D Printing into Single Step

The electric poling-assisted additive manufacturing (EPAM) method developed by Purdue Polytechnic Institute researchers combines three-dimensional printing and...

ML Can Identify Baboon Grooming Behavior from Acceleration Signals
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ML Can Identify Baboon Grooming Behavior from Acceleration Signals

Researchers used machine learning to monitor social grooming behavior in wild baboons.

The Crypto Detectives Are Cleaning Up
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The Crypto Detectives Are Cleaning Up

Early adopters thought cryptocurrencies would be free from prying eyes, but tracking the flow of funds has become a big business.

Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain
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Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain

Researchers have proposed using brain organoids—spherical masses cultured from neural tissue—as computational systems.

Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping Teach Big AI Systems
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Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping Teach Big AI Systems

Reddit announced it will begin charging for access to its application programming interface.

Google's New Tool Turns Bard into a Code Wizard
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Google's New Tool Turns Bard into a Code Wizard

Bard can now explain code snippets and generate code. It is capable of explaining why a block has the result that it does.

Lighting the Way at Nanometer Scales
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Lighting the Way at Nanometer Scales

Light waves bouncing around could replace a significant portion of digital computation.

A Google AI Model Developed an Unexpected Skill
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A Google AI Model Developed an Unexpected Skill

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company's experts call this aspect of AI a "black box."

(Almost) Everyone Likes a Helpful Trash Robot
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(Almost) Everyone Likes a Helpful Trash Robot

A study by Cornell University researchers found that the public responded well to two remote-controlled trash barrel robots installed at a Manhattan plaza, one...
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