AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming – for worse as well as for better.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence agriculture robots farming
With the help of trained dolphins, our team of researchers is building a specialized drone to help us study dolphins in the wild
Wild dolphins are fast, smart and hard to study, but it is important to understand how human actions affect their health. So we are building a drone to sample hormones from the blowholes of dolphins.
July 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: robots hormones marine-biology drones whales bermuda dolphins dolphin stress-hormones marine-mammals innovation-and-invention
Lightweight, flexible materials can be used to make health-monitoring wearable devices, but powering the devices is a challenge. Using fuel cells instead of batteries could make the difference.
April 22, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: health robots research-brief carbon-nanotubes biofuel prosthetics nanotubes fuel-cells nanomaterials biomedical-devices wearables
Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.
April 22, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: robotics covid-19 coronavirus robots automation pandemic quarantine disaster public-safety hospitals healthcare new-coronavirus drones disinfection
Having robots and other AI systems tell people what the AIs are doing makes them more trustworthy. A study finds that how a robot explains itself matters.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: robotics artificial-intelligence robots trust human-robot-interaction
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