#433294 U.S. Senator Bans Funding for Beerbots ...

Jeff Flake's "beerbot" budget amendment cuts funding for robotics research[Read more…]

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#433292 Video Friday: TORO Humanoid Robot ...

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos[Read more…]

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#433290 Inspired by Nature: Autonomous ...

Maryland Researchers Develop Robots With the Same Capabilities as Fish[Read more…]

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#433288 The New AI Tech Turning Heads in Video ...

A new technique using artificial intelligence to manipulate video content gives new meaning to the expression “talking head.”
An international team of researchers showcased the latest advancement in synthesizing facial expressions—including mouth, eyes, eyebrows, and even head position—in video at this month’s 2018 SIGGRAPH, a conference on innovations in computer graphics, animation, virtual reality, and other forms of digital wizardry.
The project is called Deep Video Portraits. It relies on a type of AI called generative adversarial networks (GANs) to modify […] Continue Reading…

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#433284 Tech Can Sustainably Feed Developing ...

In the next 30 years, virtually all net population growth will occur in urban regions of developing countries. At the same time, worldwide food production will become increasingly limited by the availability of land, water, and energy. These constraints will be further worsened by climate change and the expected addition of two billion people to today’s four billion now living in urban regions. Meanwhile, current urban food ecosystems in the developing world are inefficient and critically inadequate to meet […] Continue Reading…

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