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The largest-ever multinational survey on machine ethics found many moral precepts that guide a driver's decisions are not universal.
Researchers have developed palm-sized drones that can forcefully tug objects 40 times their own mass by anchoring themselves to the ground or to walls.
Dartmouth College researchers used the Bible to improve computer-based text translation.
A new software bot can find bugs in code and write patches with effectiveness comparable to that of human developers.
The Hyundai Motor Group plans to expand the use of wearable robots at its manufacturing facilities, even as it aims to grow robotics as a source of revenue.
It has been 16 years since the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner was introduced by iRobot.
Remember the last time you felt terrified during a horror movie? Take that moment, and all the suspense leading up to it, and imagine it individually calibrated for you.
The fibre-optic cables that carry Internet traffic can also be used for a powerful form of the strange phenomenon known as quantum teleportation.
Would-be travelers of the galaxy, rejoice: The Chinese tech giant Baidu has invented a translation system that brings us one step closer to a software Babel fish.
As the market for new employees grows increasingly competitive, some recruiters use virtual reality applications to attract qualified candidates.
With artificial intelligence discreetly improving driving safety, the technology is likely to find its way into luxury vehicles.
A new system can more effectively protect modern PC architectures against vulnerabilities exploited by malware like Meltdown and Spectre, researchers say.
Researchers have developed a technique to measure visual complexity by supplying a score that automatically identifies difficult charts.
Researchers have found that adapting a well-known brain mechanism can dramatically improve the ability of artificial neural networks to learn multiple tasks.
A future 'quantum internet' could find use long before it reaches technological maturity, a team of physicists predicts.
The nation's weather and climate organization, NOAA, has appointed a new director of its Environmental Modeling Center.
Each of our brain cells could work like a mini-computer, according to the first recording of electrical activity in human cells at a super-fine level of detail.
Researchers have developed supercapacitor electrodes using a printable graphene aerogel to build a porous three-dimensional scaffold equipped with pseudocapacitive material.
A group of arms control advocates, humans rights groups, and technologists is lobbying the United Nations to craft a global decree that bans autonomous weapons.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory's Open Agriculture Initiative has developed a self-contained indoor farm.
White House officials has been meeting with technology giants to try to persuade them to allow their employees to take leaves of absence to help modernize government agencies.
Researchers analyzing about 33% of the Android apps in the Google Play Store found almost nine out of 10 track smartphone data and transmit it back to Google.
Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” are becoming an increasingly popular automation tool for manufacturers seeking to boost productivity.
The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking…
Researchers have outfitted a micro-electromechanical system with artificial intelligence, enabling neuromorphic computing in a microscale device and bringing edge computing closer.
A new automated system assesses dense breast tissue in mammograms as reliably as human radiologists.
The University of Arizona's Hurwitz Laboratory is helping researchers around the world gain greater access to data collected at remote ocean sites.
The notion of using implantable chips to authenticate people is gaining support, but it raises important privacy questions.
The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified passengers.
Evolution is a trip. On the one hand, it's a seemingly simple mechanism—those best fitted to their environment have more babies, while less fit individuals don't reproduce as much, and their genes filter out of the system.