Tag Archives: AI

Correct Me if I am Wrong: Interactive Learning for Robotic Manipulation

Deep reinforcement learning is successfully applied in many real-world robotic tasks. However, it is limited to domains in which a simulator is available or environments that have been tailored and instrumented for the agent’s training. Interactive learning approach is useful in training not just industrial robotic systems. Image credit: Auledas via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-4.0 Therefore, a recent paper proposes an interactive ...

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How Bodies Get Smarts: Simulating the Evolution of Embodied Intelligence

An in silico playground for creatures that learn, mutate, and evolve establishes the importance of morphological intelligence and suggests a new way to optimize embodied AIs. Animals have embodied smarts: They perform tasks that their bodies are well designed for. That’s because the intelligence of every animal species evolved in tandem with its physical form as it interacted with its ...

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Virtual fitting room

An AI-driven imaging system allows users to try on virtual outfits in real time. A team of researchers have created a way for people to visualize themselves wearing items of clothing they don’t have direct physical access to. The virtual try-on system uses a unique capture device and an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven way to digitize items of clothing. Using a ...

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Flying High-Speed Drones into the Unknown with AI

Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new approach to autonomously fly quadrotors through unknown, complex environments at high speeds using only on-board sensing and computation. The new approach could be useful in emergencies, on construction sites or for security applications. When it comes to exploring complex and unknown environments such as forests, buildings or caves, drones are ...

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Machine Learning Prosthetic Arm Based On Raspberry Pi

This intelligent arm learns how to move naturally, based on what the wearer is doing, as Phil King discovers in the latest issue of The MagPi, out now. Known for his robotic creations, popular YouTuber James Bruton is also a keen Iron Man cosplayer, and his latest invention would surely impress Tony Stark: an intelligent prosthetic arm that can move naturally ...

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Maneuver-based Trajectory Prediction for Self-driving Cars Using Spatio-temporal Convolutional Networks

Roughly 1.3 million people die every year in car accidents around the world. 90% of car accidents are caused by human error. Self-driving cars would not only make the world a safer place, but also make transport and travel more predictable and more efficient. This efficiency would benefit the economy and social sector on a global scale. Image courtesy of ...

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A closer look at artificial intelligence-inspired policing technologies

Artificial intelligence-inspired policing technology and techniques like facial recognition software and digital surveillance continue to find traction and champions among law enforcement agencies, but at what cost to the public? Some cities like Wilmington, North Carolina, have even adopted AI-driven policing, where technology like ShotSpotter identifies gunshots and their locations. The software also recommends to patrol officers “next best action” ...

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Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception

PhD student Heng Yang is developing algorithms to help driverless vehicles quickly and accurately assess their surroundings. Aviation became a reality in the early 20th century, but it took 20 years before the proper safety precautions enabled widespread adoption of air travel. Today, the future of fully autonomous vehicles is similarly cloudy, due in large part to safety concerns. Image ...

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