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Sabine Hauert is Assistant Professor in Robotics at the University of Bristol in the UK. Profoundly cross-disciplinary, Sabine works between Engineering Mathematics, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Life Sciences. Before joining the University of Bristol, Sabine engineered swarms of nanoparticles for cancer treatment at MIT, and deployed swarms of flying robots at EPFL. Sabine is also President and Co-founder of Robohub.org, a non-profit dedicated to connecting the robotics community to the world. As an expert in science communication with 10 years of experience, Sabine is often invited to discuss the future of robotics and AI, including in the journals Nature and Science, at the European Parliament, and at the Royal Society.

Sarjoun Skaff: Yes, That's a Robot in Your Grocery Store. Now what? CMU RI Seminar


Metals shop and auto mechanics in high school; B.A. in Biology, eventually leading to an interest in General Systems and computing; interest in robotics sparked by the realization that autonomous machines could enable a vast improvement in land management.

Arizona pizza place uses new method to battle coronavirus: robots

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Robots can't feel love, but they also can't get sick. A pizza place in Arizona is testing a new form of social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak: Instead of sending people out on deliveries, the restaurant has been using robots.

'Anti COVID-19' drone seen hovering over Manhattan park urges pedestrians to keep six feet apart

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly scolded New Yorkers for not practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic and now an anonymous citizen has offered their services to enforce the policy. A drone was spotted flying over the East River Park in Manhattan that chastised pedestrians for walking in groups along a path. Dubbed'the Anti-COVID-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force', the unmanned aerial vehicle told groups to stay at least six-feet apart in order to'reduce the death toll and save lives.' However, it is illegal to fly drones in certain parts of the city and the Federal Aviation Administration told DailyMail.com it is'looking into the drone flight to determine if it was compliant with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).' WATCH: A drone was seen flying over a Manhattan park on Saturday, urging pedestrians to "maintain social distancing." A drone was spotted flying over the East River Park in Manhattan that chastised pedestrians for walking in groups along a path.

How to teach your iPhone's Face ID to recognize you even if you're wearing a surgical mask

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Apple's Face ID does not recognize users wearing a surgical mask, forcing them to type in their passcode or remove the protective gear to unlock the smartphone. Researchers have now shared a hack that trains the technology to accept your face with or without a mask. The video tutorial shows a user folding a brand-new mask in half, laying it on one side of their face and going through the process of setting up the biometric system. Users can either'Reset Face ID' or choose to make their masked face an'Alternate Appearance.' Researchers have now shared a trick that train the technology, which involves snapping pictures of your face with just half of it covered by a mask. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that Americans consider wearing masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus that is sweeping the nation.

How AI Is Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19


Artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning, natural-language processing, computer vision, and deep learning can help track and identify the novel coronavirus. On Dec. 31, BlueDot, a Toronto-based company that uses artificial intelligence to track the spread of infectious diseases, alerted its customers about a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. Nine days later, the World Health Organization confirmed the discovery of a novel coronavirus, later named COVID-19, in Wuhan. Today, COVID-19 is a pandemic that has spread to 180 countries, claimed more than 50,000 lives, and triggered a near-global lockdown. And for the moment, the best solution to contain the spread of the virus is to improve personal hygiene and exercise social distancing.

Thanks to A.I., Machines Get a Taste for the Right Kinds of Food


When Shahmeer Mirza began working at PepsiCo., which owns the Frito-Lay brand, one of his first tasks was teaching a machine sensory perception. By bouncing lasers off chips, he could capture the sound they make when someone bites into one. The thickness of the chip and the time and temperature of the frying could all be adjusted to create the perfect bite without a worker having to constantly sample chips. It was such a revolution his work was awarded a patent, but it's only one way in which A.I. is being put to use at snack plants. Repetitive tasks like picking out a bad potato and throwing it away might take a worker a second or two.

AI in Turbulent Times: New world, old model. Now what? DataRobot


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Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text


Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Are we moving a bit closer to the day when machines can read our minds? Scientists have developed a system using artificial intelligence that can turn brain activity into text. At the moment, it works on neural patterns interpreted when someone speaks aloud, but there is hope among researchers that it could eventually be used for patients who are unable to speak or type.