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How New AI Enables Robots to Learn Like Humans

AI provides real-time scoring based on the robot’s movements. Movements that bring the robot closer to completing the task will score higher than those that do not. The score feeds back through a neural net so the robot can learn which movements are better for the task.
Robot Fun

Hycopter Drone Flies for 4 Hours via Hydrogen Power

Hycopter uses its frame to store energy in the form of hydrogen instead of air, eliminating energy storage weight. With less lift power required, Hycopter's fuel cell turns the hydrogen in its frame into electricity to power its rotors.

Reporter Battles WordSmith Robot in Newswriting-Off

NPR pinned one of its top reporters against WordSmith, an AI system that churns out millions of stories each year.
Future Tech

Human Driver Races Audi RS 7 Autonomous Car: Who Will Win?

The race was decided by two-tenths of a second. Find out who came out on top.

Spotlight on Healthcare Robots

How Robots, Octopuses Might Revolutionize Surgery

One part of the robotic arm would gently squeeze and move around organs, while the other would perform the operation via a miniature surgical tool-kit.
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Latest in Healthcare Robots

How Robots, Octopuses Might Revolutionize Surgery

One part of the robotic arm would gently squeeze and move around organs, while the other would perform the operation via a miniature surgical tool-kit.

App-Controlled Robot Arm Gives Boy, 9, New Hope

Smartphone app allows users to choose from up to 14 automated grips and gestures to complete daily tasks, such as index point mode for typing or precision pinch mode for gripping small objects.

Paralyzed Man to Walk Marathon with Exoskeleton

Nathan Kirwan, paralyzed from the chest down, is taking 55,000 steps over the next five months, with the help of an exoskeleton, to raise money and help Ireland keep its only publicly-available exoskeleton.

Wounded US Soldier Receives 3D Printed Robot Hand

Taylor Morris, a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs in an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, receives an affordable 3D printed robotic hand.
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