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robots learn faster than ever

A new artificial intelligence startup called Osaro aims to give industrial robots the same turbocharge that DeepMind Technologies gave Atari-playing computer programs. In December 2013, DeepMind showcased a type of

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Dive of the RoboBee

The Harvard RoboBee, designed in Wood’s lab, is a microrobot, smaller than a paperclip, that flies and hovers like an insect, flapping its tiny, nearly invisible wings 120 times per

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walking robots

A study by engineers at Oregon State University suggests that they have achieved the most realistic robotic implementation of human walking dynamics that has ever been done, which may ultimately

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Humans can empathize with robots

Researchers have presented the first neurophysiological evidence of humans’ ability to empathize with a robot in perceived pain. Event-related brain potentials in human observers, reflecting empathy with humanoid robots in

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Facebook is building artificial intelligence to finally beat humans at Go

Facebook is now tackling a problem that has evaded computer scientists for decades: how to build software that can beat humans at Go, the 2,500-year-old strategy board game, according to a report

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What are brain-machine interfaces, and how do they work?

The simplest brain-machine interface, or at least the one we can use the most readily, is the human hand. We’ve structured pretty much the entirely of computing around the input

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Ahead of tomorrow’s iPhone 6S release, a robot is first in line for the new Apple phone

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus go on sale tomorrow (September 25), and queues have already started forming around the world. In the ultimate case of tech nerd meets

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Hocus Focus hides inactive apps automatically

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who like a nice, clean virtual workspace, and John Siracusa. If you’re closer to the former than the latter, check

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CES 2015: Kenwood aftermarket CarPlay display; VW cars get CarPlay in 2015

A TUAW reader wrote to us yesterday bemoaning the lack of new products from Apple other than upgrades of previous devices. Among the things he thought were missing were HomeKit

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Adaption of ‘The Metamorphosis’ Trades Roach for Robot

French actress Irene Jacob performs with android Repliee S1 in an adaption of Franz Kafka’s seminal work The Metamorphosis. Atlas resembles humanoid robots we know from fiction, such as The