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Has quantum mechanics proved that reality does not exist? (Video)

One of the latest interpretations of the principles of quantum mechanics leads to an assumption that objective reality does not (or may not) exist. Reality – artistic interpretation. Image credit: Harri Vick via Pixabay, free license Many experiments with sub-atomic particles and electromagnetic waves really that the same action may have different outcomes which – theoretically – all exist at ...

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Study: Should we ban killer robots?

The term ‘killer robots’ conjures up images of sci-fi scenarios where wars are being fought by Terminator-like soldiers, but according to UNSW Canberra military ethicist Deane-Peter Baker, it’s not quite that scary or cinematic.   In fact, killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), may actually save lives on the battlefield. Image credit: Unsplash, free license Associate Professor Baker’s ...

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How 5G can make robots better co-workers for us?

5G communications are seen as a way to get faster mobile internet speeds. However, 5G technology can offer much greater and wider capabilities than just faster streaming or quicker downloads on the go. Scientists at the University of Technology Sydney together with an industry partner Nokia are exploring the ways 5G technology can make robots better co-workers. Very soon we ...

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Ditto: Building Digital Twins of Articulated Objects from Interaction

As modern AI models become larger, lots of realistic training data are needed. A recent paper published on arXiv.org introduces Ditto (Digital twin of articulated objects), an implicit neural representation-based model that jointly predicts part-level geometry and kinematic articulation between the parts. Augmented reality application example. Image credit: OyundariZorigtbaatar via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-4.0 The main challenge is to establish correspondences between ...

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Memory formation influenced by how brain networks develop during youth

One of the first studies to pioneer intracranial EEG on pediatric patients. In a new, rare study of direct brain recordings in children and adolescents, a Northwestern Medicine scientist and colleagues from Wayne State University have discovered as brains mature, the precise ways by which two key memory regions in the brain communicate make us better at forming lasting memories. ...

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This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life (Video)

You may think that robots are still far from any practically useful areas of application. But they are not – there are many models of fully autonomous machines which perform tasks incredibly important for us. The combination of strength and flexibility of such ‘soft’ machines is unmatched. Image credit: Veritasium (still image from the YouTube video) But, of course, there ...

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Learning from the brain: Scientist using insights from neuroscience for better artificial intelligence

Machine learning models typically need gigantic data sets and a lot of energy, whereas the brain consumes as much power as a single light bulb. Aalto’s new assistant professor uses neuroscience to make computer programs more efficient. Stéphane Deny started as a new assistant professor in the beginning of December. Image: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University What do you research ...

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NASA’s Robotic Glove Finds Commercial Handhold

Grip-strengthening glove based on robotic astronaut assistant aims to reduce workplace stress injuries. It’s no coincidence that our most complex, versatile, and useful body part, the human hand, is also among the most prone to injury. With its fine motor and sensory coordination, delicacy, and strength, the hand also sets a standard for robotics engineers to strive for, being supremely ...

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Memory-based gaze prediction in deep imitation learning for robot manipulation

Deep imitation learning has enabled robots to perform manipulation tasks without predefined rules. However, current architectures infer a reactive action to the current states, while in real-world robots may be required to utilize memory. Industrial robot. Image credit: Humanrobo via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0 Therefore, a recent paper published on arXiv.org proposes a sequential data-based gaze control to achieve memory-based robot manipulation. ...

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