Computer Science

Scientists teach AI to navigate ocean with minimal energy

Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) that will allow autonomous drones to use ocean currents to aid...

This robot could perch and carry objects like a bird

Like snowflakes, no two branches are alike. They can differ in size, shape and texture; some might be wet or moss-covered or bursting with offshoots. And...

Scientists find a new way to accurately detect signs of anxiety

In a new study from Simon Fraser University, researchers found using artificial intelligence (AI) could detect behavioral signs of anxiety with more than 90%...

New discovery opens the way for brain-like computers

Research has long strived to develop computers to work as energy efficiently as our brains. A study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg,...

This chip could hide wireless messages in plain sight

Emerging 5G wireless systems are designed to support high-bandwidth and low-latency networks connecting everything from autonomous robots to self-driving cars. But these large and complex...

Scientists develop ultra-thin computer on the bone

A team of University of Arizona researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone. It could someday help physicians...

New breakthrough could help calculate the likelihood of worst-case scenarios

Quick—if you had to guess, what would you think is most likely to end all life on Earth: a meteor strike, climate change or...

Scientists use AI to develop the perfect chickpea

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have developed a genetic model for the “ultimate” chickpea, with the potential to lift crop yields by up to 12%. Researchers...

Scientists develop speckle-free holography for virtual displays

Virtual and augmented reality headsets are designed to place wearers directly into other environments, worlds and experiences. While the technology is already popular among consumers...

Scientists develop a flexible new system for creating soft robots

Princeton researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated...