RACECAR: A Powerful Platform for Robotics Research and Teaching

Massachusetts Institute of Technology student autonomous robot project. Outline: Section 1:Introduction Section 2:Course Description Section 3:Images Section 4:Hardware Overview Section 5:Software OverView Section 6:Algorithm introduction Section 7:Conclusion Introduction The origin of the robotic mini-car race is an MIT’s robotics course called “Robotics: Science and Systems” (6.141/16.405). Its goal is teaching robotics with the RACECAR platforms. […]

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Experts Warn Robots Are Growing in Consciousness and Should Be Classified as an “Invasive Species”

In this blog, some experts from different fields stated their concerns that with the rapid rise of artificial intelligence in the next few decades, intelligent robots would take over the human world and extinguish the entire human culture. Dr. Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist at Anglia Ruskin University, explained the reasons why the robot apocalypse […]

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Learning to Guide Task and Motion Planning Using Score-Space Representation

Abstract This paper proposes a learning algorithm to speed up search in Task and Motion Planning problems (TAMP), and to solve three challenges in order to improve planning efficiency. These challenges are: what to predict, how to represent a planning problem instance, and how to transfer knowledge from one problem instance to another. The proposed […]

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How to Control Those Extra Robotic Limbs You’ve Always Wanted

Introduction Artificial limbs aim to help people by either replacing or assisting their original limbs to execute daily tasks. Usually, the installation of robotic limbs is set up and operated by other fingers or toes to control their functions, such as lifting and jumping for example. Recently, at an IEEE Conference, MIT researchers proposed a […]

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Canvassing Switzerland’s AI Landscape

Synced canvases the Swiss artificial intelligence landscape: from software research in Lugano to hardware development in Zurich, with supporting vertical markets spanning the country’s west side, backed by EU investments and reaching consumer markets in Germany and around the world.   To begin surveying the artificial intelligence landscape in Switzerland, we should first consider the […]

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Applying Data Science to Robotics

Author: Ammar A. Raja Source: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-data-science-apply-to-robotics 1. SHORT BIO OF THE AUTHOR Dr. Ammar A. Raja is an assistant professor at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. He received his PhD degree in Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2012. Apart from conducting research in data analytics, he also […]

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A Sneak Peak of Our Upcoming “AI Tech Report”

Synced has recently begun putting together a research report on the technologies powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify their development paths. You may sign up to receive the report as soon as the rolling out starts. The Background In the report, the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be represented together with a brief history […]

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Giving Robots a Sense of Touch

GelSight Technology Lets Robots Gauge Objects’ Hardness and Manipulate Small Tools. Watch Video Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office June 5, 2017Press Inquiries Two papers from MIT using GelSight sensing technology were published in ICRA 2017. The GelSight sensor was first introduced 8 years ago [Fig 1]. This sensor consists of a piece of transparent, […]

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Cool IJCNN Stuff from Alaska

From May 14 to 18, the 30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) was held in Anchorage, AK, USA. Continuing the long tradition, the conference is organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS), in cooperation with the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS). This year, there were 621 papers accepted out of 933 […]

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