Insights on fast cockroaches can help teach robots to walk

Scientists show for the first time that fast insects can change their gait -- like a mammal's transition from trot to gallop. These new insights could contribute to making the...

Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science. They have engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic...

Gecko adhesion technology moves closer to industrial uses

While human-made devices inspired by gecko feet have emerged in recent years, enabling their wearers to slowly scale a glass wall, the possible applications of gecko-adhesion technology go far beyond...

Researchers use WWII code-breaking techniques to interpret brain data

A team of researchers has used cryptographic techniques to decode the activity of motor neurons. Their approach has allowed them to predict, from brain data, and with only generic knowledge...

Tailgating doesn't get you there faster: Study

We've all experienced "phantom traffic jams" that arise without any apparent cause. Researchers recently showed that we'd have fewer if we made one small change to how we drive: no...

Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. Engineers have recently been experimenting with a new...

Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Researchers have developed software that lets users control robots over the internet with off-the-shelf virtual reality hardware. Source link

Computer systems predict objects' responses to physical forces

New research examines the fundamental cognitive abilities that an intelligent agent requires to navigate the world: discerning distinct objects and inferring how they respond to physical forces. Source link

Libratus AI defeated top pros in 20 days of poker play — ScienceDaily

Libratus, an artificial intelligence that defeated four top professional poker players in no-limit Texas Hold'em earlier this year, uses a three-pronged approach to master a game with more decision points...

Quantum coupling — ScienceDaily

Tübingen University physicists are the first to link atoms and superconductors in key step towards new hardware for quantum computers and networks. Today's quantum technologies are set to revolutionize information processing,...

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