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Deep Learning Robust Grasps with Synthetic Point Clouds & Analytic Grasp Metrics (UC Berkeley)


Source: The research was the work of Jeffrey Mahler, Jacky Liang, Sherdil Niyaz, Michael Laskey, Richard Doan, Xinyu Liu, Juan Aparicio Ojea, and Ken Goldberg with support from the AUTOLAB team at UC Berkeley. Nimble-fingered robots enabled by deep learning Grabbing awkwardly shaped items that humans regularly pick up daily is not so easy for robots, as they don’t know where to apply grip... » read more

Multi-Robot Path Planning For Swarm of Robots that Can Both Fly, Drive (MIT)


Source: MIT/CSAIL.Brandon Araki, John Strang, Sarah Pohorecky, Celine Qiu, Tobias Naegeli, and Daniela R Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) propose that if robots could be programmed to both walk and take flight, it would open up possibilities including machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren’t near ... » read more

Synthetic Sensors: Towards General-Purpose Sensing (Carnegie Mellon Univ)


Source: Carnegie Mellon University, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Gierad Laput, Yang Zhang, Chris Harrison Although ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the IoT, some Carnegie Mellon University researchers say sensing with a single, general purpose sensor for each room may be better. The team has developed a plug-in sensor package that monitors multiple phenomena — sou... » read more

Memory Model Verification at the Trisection of Software, Hardware, and ISA (Princeton)


Source: Princeton University, Caroline Trippel, Yatin A. Manerkar, Daniel Lustig*, Michael Pellauer*, Margaret Martonosi *NVIDIA Princeton University researchers have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction specification that now are leading to changes in the new system, which seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips. In testing a technique they created for... » read more

Design For Noise (DfN)


By Riko Radojcic and Yanfeng Li Abstract: This white paper describes the typical characteristics of electrical noise, and summarizes the current standard practices for managing noise in semiconductor devices. The impact of the technology trends – and specifically CMOS scaling - on noise amplitude and circuit sensitivity to noise are presented, and the requirements for coping with this emergi... » read more

Higher-Than-Ballistic Conduction of Viscous Electron Flows (MIT & Weizmann)


Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot  Israel Haoyu Guo, Ekin Ilseven, Gregory Falkovich, Leonid Levitov "A new finding by physicists at MIT and in Israel shows that under certain specialized conditions, electrons can speed through a narrow opening in a piece of metal more easily than traditional theory says is possible. This “superball... » read more

Even good bots fight: The case of Wikipedia (Oxford & Alan Turing Institute)


Source: University Of Oxford published via PLOS ONE, Milena Tsvetkova, Ruth García-Gavilanes, Luciano Floridi, Taha Yasseri "The research paper, published in PLOS ONE, concludes that bots are more like humans than you might expect as they appear to behave differently in culturally distinct online environments. The paper says the findings are a warning to those using artificial intelligence ... » read more

Pattern Classification in a Mixed-Signal Circuit Based on Embedded 180-nm Floating-Gate Memory Cell Arrays


Source: Cornell University Library. F. Merrikh Bayat, X. Guo, M. Klachko, M. Prezioso, K. K. Likharev, D. B. Strukov (Submitted on 6 Oct 2016 (v1), last revised 10 Oct 2016 (this version, v2)) "We have designed, fabricated, and successfully tested a prototype mixed-signal, 28x28-binary-input, 10-output, 3-layer neuromorphic network ("MLP perceptron"). It is based on embedded nonvolatile flo... » read more

Wearable AI System Can Detect A Conversation Tone (MIT)


Source: Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES); Tuka AlHanai and Mohammad Mahdi Ghassemi "It’s a fact of nature that a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways. For people with anxiety or conditions such as Asperger’s, this can make social situations extremel... » read more

Microbiologists Make Big Leap in Developing ‘Green’ Electronics


Source: UMass Amherst Yang Tan,Ramesh Y. Adhikari, Nikhil S. Malvankar, Joy E. Ward, Trevor L. Woodard, Kelly P. Nevin, Derek R. Lovley Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USAa Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA "Expressing the Geobacter metallireducens PilA in Geobacter sulfurr... » read more

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