Researchers have a new theory about how groups of animals, particles, or robots become orderly. To show it off, they used dancing robots.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~7 min
Machines might better understand our commands if they experienced our physical worlds, researchers say. That enhanced perception could sharpen their listening skills and improve performance.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~15 min
Dust and dirt aren't the only things your robot vacuum can pick up. New research shows how hackers could use them to listen to private conversations, too.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
See how incredibly tiny micromachines made from metal and plastic move according to their shape. They're a step toward better drug delivery.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~5 min
Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
The subunits could be robotically assembled to produce large, complex objects, including cars, robots, or wind turbine blades.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~10 min
Retailers are increasingly using AI to try to predict and encourage what customers purchase.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
A robot named Spot has learned some new skills with training techniques that work on our four-legged friends, researchers report.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~6 min
Philosophers say now is the time to mull over what qualities should grant an artificially intelligent machine moral standing.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~10 min
Five years in the making, MIT’s autonomous floating vessels get a size upgrade and learn a new way to communicate aboard the waters.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~11 min