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NEWS AND EVENTS

The 3-D selfie has arrived

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University of Nottingham
Summary:
Computer scientists have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image -- the 3-D selfie. People are queuing up to try it and so far, more than 400,000 users have had a go.

Brain-controlled drones are here: What’s coming in the next five years?

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Arizona State University (ASU)
Summary:
Single unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) directed by joysticks, radio controllers, and mobile phones are already accomplishing a variety of useful tasks, such as aerial photography and security patrols. But using multiple drones requires multiple human operators, and this presents a coordination problem.

Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Summary:
Robots perform many tasks that humans can't or don't want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, however, they are rendered almost useless. Mechanical engineers and entomologists are looking to click beetles, who can right themselves without the use of their legs, to solve this robotics challenge.

Drones that can almost see in the dark

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University of Zurich
Summary:

Researchers have 'taught' drones how to fly using an eye-inspired camera, opening the door to them performing fast, agile maneuvers and flying in low-light environments. Possible applications could include supporting rescue teams with search missions at dusk or dawn.
Wireless high-speed data and power transfer integrated

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University of British Columbia Okanagan campus
Summary:
A new bio-ink that may support a more efficient and inexpensive fabrication of human tissues and organs has been created. The researchers analyzed the physical and biological properties of three different GelMA hydrogels -- porcine skin, cold-water fish skin and cold-soluble gelatin.

Cooling system works without electricity

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Stanford University
Summary:
Scientists cooled water without electricity by sending excess heat where it won't be noticed -- space. The specialized optical surfaces they developed are a major step toward applying this technology to air conditioning and refrigeration.

Robot learns to follow orders like Alexa
ComText, from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, allows robots to understand contextual commands.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL
Summary:
Computer scientists have developed an Alexa-like system that allows robots to understand a wide range of commands that require contextual knowledge about objects and their environments. They've dubbed the system 'ComText,' for 'commands in context.'

Robot learns to follow orders like Alexa
ComText, from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, allows robots to understand contextual commands.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL
Summary:
Computer scientists have developed an Alexa-like system that allows robots to understand a wide range of commands that require contextual knowledge about objects and their environments. They've dubbed the system 'ComText,' for 'commands in context.'

Acting like a muscle, nano-sized device lifts 165 times its own weight
Materials scientists discover powerful effect that could benefit robotics, aviation, medicine and other fields

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Rutgers University
Summary:
Engineers have discovered a simple, economical way to make a nano-sized device that can match the friendly neighborhood Avenger, on a much smaller scale. Their creation weighs 1.6 milligrams (about as much as five poppy seeds) and can lift 265 milligrams (the weight of about 825 poppy seeds) hundreds of times in a row.