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Living Human Skin Cells Create Smiling Robot

Researchers from University of Tokyo and Harvard create lifelike robotic skin with human cells, capable of conveying emotions. The study explores benefits of using living tissue for robot covering, emphasizing potential for...

Shadow Modeling Unveils Hidden Objects in 3D Scenes

MIT and Meta researchers develop PlatoNeRF, a computer vision technique using shadows and machine learning to create accurate 3D models of scenes, improving autonomous vehicles and AR/VR efficiency. Combining lidar and AI, PlatoNeRF offers new opportunities for reconstructions and will be presented at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern...

Robot Navigation Enhanced with Language Models

MIT researchers develop innovative navigation method for home robots using language-based representations, improving performance in data-limited situations. Language model predicts robot actions from text captions, combining visual signals for better...

Divergent AI Applications

Choosing the right AI use case is crucial for success. AI can be valuable even with moderate performance, offering unique solutions. Examples include Sensor Fusion and Generative AI in everyday...

Fresh Faces at the School of Engineering

MIT's School of Engineering welcomes 15 new faculty members with diverse interdisciplinary research interests. Faculty have joint appointments across multiple MIT units, including the Department of EECS and the MIT Schwarzman College of...

The Perfect Girlfriend: Hey, Zoey Review

Author Sarah Crossan explores love triangle with AI twist in new novel, featuring a customizable AI-enabled doll named Zoey. The story delves into human emotions through the lens of technology, reminiscent of classic tales like ETA Hoffmann's The...

Shape-shifting soft robots made easier

MIT researchers developed a control algorithm for reconfigurable soft robots that can autonomously learn to change shape for specific tasks. The method outperformed other algorithms, showing promise for future adaptable robots in healthcare, wearables, and...

Enhanced LLM Performance with Natural Language

MIT CSAIL researchers developed neurosymbolic framework LILO, pairing large language models with algorithmic refactoring to create abstractions for code synthesis. LILO's emphasis on natural language allows it to perform tasks requiring human-like knowledge, outperforming standalone LLMs and previous...

Navigating the Human-Bot Divide Online

The internet is dominated by AI, with bots taking over social media and search engines, blurring the lines between human and machine interactions. From Twitter battles to bizarre viral content, the online world is becoming a playground for AI-generated...

Smartening Up Household Robots

Discover the latest breakthrough in AI technology with Google's new language model. Explore how this innovation is revolutionizing the way we interact with...

Nvidia's AI Breakthrough: The Future of Robotics

Nvidia unveils new "superchip" for AI dominance, quantum computing service, and tools for humanoid robotics - pushing boundaries in technology. Company aims to lead in AI and robotics, sparking curiosity and potential for groundbreaking...

'AI Streamlining Robotic Warehouse Operations'

MIT researchers developed a deep-learning model to decongest robotic warehouses, improving efficiency by nearly four times. Their innovative approach could revolutionize complex planning tasks beyond warehouse...