The Kargu-2 quadcopter is armed with an explosive charge and can attack autonomously
By: David Hambling New Scientist Posted: May 27th, 2021

Drones May Have Attacked Humans Fully Autonomously for the First Time

A recent report by the United Nations Security Council's Panel of Experts reveals that an incident in Libya last year may have marked the first time military drones autonomously attacked humans[...]

A study focused on the painstaking work of categorizing shards of Tusayan White Ware, a type of painted hand-formed pottery used in northeastern Arizona between 825 and 1300.
By: Heather Murphy The New York Times Posted: May 25th, 2021

Archaeologists vs. Computers: Study Tests Who's Best at Sifting the Past

Computers can sort pottery shards into subtypes at least as accurately as human archaeologists, as demonstrated by Northern Arizona University researchers[...]

PD Dr. Rickmer Braren (l.) und Prof. Daniel Rueckert (r.) exploring diagnostic possibilities using artificial intelligence for medical image data. Image: A. Heddergott / TUM

AI Technology Protects Privacy

Technology developed by researchers at Germany's Technical University of Munich (TUM) ensures that the training of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms does not infringe on patients' personal data[...]

3D printed scaffolds that can be implanted in the body to support cell regrowth
By: Gosia Kaszubska Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) Posted: May 26th, 2021

Technique Breaks the Mold for 3D-Printing Medical Implants

The development of three-dimensionally (3D)-printed molds by researchers at Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) invert the traditional 3D printing of medical implants[...]

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
By: Rebecca Bellan Tech Crunch Posted: May 24th, 2021

Germany Greenlights Driverless Vehicles on Public Roads

Legislation passed by the lower house of Germany's parliament would permit driverless vehicles on that nation’s public roads by 2022[...]

UVA’s Chongzhi Zang, PhD, and his colleagues and students have developed a new computational method to map the folding patterns of our chromosomes in three dimensions.
UVA Health Newsroom Posted: May 24th, 2021

UVA Develops Tools to Battle Cancer, Advance Genomics Research

A computational method that maps the folding patterns of human chromosomes from experimental data could help combat cancer while furthering genomics science[...]

the digger finger of the robot
By: Daniel Ackerman MIT News Posted: May 26th, 2021

Slender Robotic Finger Senses Buried Items

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a slender robot finger with a sharp tip and tactile sensing capabilities that can help identify buried objects[...]

A warehouse worker for Superior Uniform Group scans a shipment label on a collaborative mobile robot from 6 River Systems at a facility in Coppell, Texas.
By: Jennifer Smith The Wall Street Journal Posted: May 24th, 2021

Warehouses Look to Robots to Fill Labor Gaps, Speed Deliveries

Warehouses are deploying robots to offset staff shortages and deliver orders rapidly as online demand for products surges due to the pandemic[...]

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