Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that ‘feel pain’

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 7, 2019 | cambridge
~2 mins   

Tags: robot automation advanced-materials machine-learning artificial-intelligence engineering

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.

Cambridge University News | July 8, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: robotics robots artificial-intelligence agriculture east-of-england engineering

Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ – the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that are too human-like. They have also shown that some people respond more adversely to human-like agents than others.

Cambridge University News | July 1, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-artificial-intelligence spotlight-on-neuroscience robotics

AI: Life in the age of intelligent machines

In a new film, leading Cambridge University researchers discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence – and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.

Cambridge University News | Feb. 22, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: artificial-intelligence-ai spotlight-on-artificial-intelligence machine-learning spotlight-on-work labour robotics engineering

3D-printed robot hand ‘plays’ the piano

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities of a human hand, and how much complex movement can still be achieved through design. 

Cambridge University News | Dec. 19, 2018 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology robot robotics engineering

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