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Researchers create a robot that can cling to shark skin underwater

Engadget

Doing so requires researchers to attach some sort of sensor or robot to the animal, but it has to be able to stay on underwater and withstand fast swimming speeds as well as twists, turns and bends. But researchers at Beihang University, Harvard University and Boston College have developed a robot that hang on to slick skin underwater and withstand high speeds and sharp movements. The research team designed their robot in the functional image of the remora's fin. When tested, the suction disc was able to hang on to a variety of smooth and rough surfaces under water, including real shark skin.


Careers at Brain – Brain Corp

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At Brain Corporation we are passionate about changing the world with smarter robots. We are intrigued by the potential to integrate neural models, machine learning, computer vision and other technologies into the robots of the future. We are looking for exceptional people to join us in this mission.


The Education of Brett the Robot

WIRED

Yet with attempt after attempt, Brett improves, learning by trial and error how to eventually nail the execution. A programmer could keep tweaking Brett's algorithm to get it to learn ever faster, sure. "And you might have a reinforcement learning algorithm that maybe can have a robot learn to walk in a few hours rather than two weeks, maybe even faster." Without robots learning to learn, humans will have to hold their hands.


Creepiest Stories in Artificial Intelligence Development

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Now, these agents learned associatively: if they experienced pain around the time they saw a dog, they'd learn to associate the dog with pain. Microsoft launched the AI-powered bot, called Tay, in 2016. Actually, Tay was able to handle a variety of tasks, for example, joking with users, suggesting comments to the pictures you send her, telling stories, playing a game, and mirroring users' statements back to them. "Each team had designed a robot whose job it was to "herd" little robotic sheep into the robot's designated pen.


The 6 types of artificial intelligence 7wData

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Wow – lots and lots and lot of uses for Machine Learning, once the machine has figured out how to do the recognition – the "training". Initial training is hard work, both for the humans who prepare the training data and the computer that's trying to create the models from the training data. If we give a machine learning system a goal and lot of power, it might come to the unfortunate decision that humans get in the way of achieving its goals, and that if it could get rid of those humans, it would reach its goal faster. There is the inference part - the part that takes in the data and figures out what's going on.


The 6 types of artificial intelligence 7wData

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Wow – lots and lots and lot of uses for Machine Learning, once the machine has figured out how to do the recognition – the "training". Initial training is hard work, both for the humans who prepare the training data and the computer that's trying to create the models from the training data. If we give a machine learning system a goal and lot of power, it might come to the unfortunate decision that humans get in the way of achieving its goals, and that if it could get rid of those humans, it would reach its goal faster. There is the inference part - the part that takes in the data and figures out what's going on.


Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

Engadget

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. We've overcome one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots." After 3D printing it into the desired shape, the team electrically actuated the artificial muscle using a thin resistive wire and low-power (8V).



AI system will soon be able to tell you how to vote

Daily Mail

Scientists have created an artificial intelligence robot called Nigel that will soon be able to assist users in making political decisions. According to Kimera's website, Nigel will learn about its user's goals, and proactively offer assistance in achieving them (map of this process pictured) Earlier this year, researchers created an algorithm based on a neural network, which tries to simulate the way the brain works in order to learn. While you might think that trusting robots with political decisions is a risk, Mr Shita says that he thinks Nigel will make politics fairer. According to Kimera's website, Nigel will learn about its user's goals, and proactively offer assistance in achieving them.


Burger-flipping robot 'Flippy' gets its first job

Daily Mail

Flippy, the artificial intelligence-driven robot that can'cook the perfect burger every time,' has now replaced human workers in a CaliBurger restaurant in Pasedena. Flippy, the artificial intelligence-driven robot that can'cook the perfect burger every time,' has now replaced human workers at a CaliBurger in Pasedena. 'Flippy is an AI-powered robot that works in tandem with kitchen staff,' Zito told DailyMail.com in March, when the company began testing the robot at a CaliBurger in Pasadena. 'While the biggest companies in the world are focused on using computer vision and artificial intelligence to drive cars and manage the home, Cali Group will facilitate and lead the adoption of these emerging technologies in the restaurant and retail industries,' said John Miller, Chairman and CEO of Cali Group, at the time of the funding announcement.