Computer Science

Scientists find easier way to teach robots new skills

MIT researchers have developed a system that enables a robot to learn a new pick-and-place task based on only a handful of human examples....

Stanford engineers develop new kind of 3D printing

While 3D printing techniques have advanced significantly in the last decade, the technology continues to face a fundamental limitation: objects must be built up...

What’s cloud squatting? How could it hurt your data stored in cloud?

Renting space and IP addresses on a public server has become standard business practice, but according to a team of Penn State computer scientists,...

This robotic gripper could grab items with feeling

The notion of a large metallic robot that speaks in monotone and moves in lumbering, deliberate steps is somewhat hard to shake. But practitioners in...

This tiny robot cheetah breaks speed record

Researchers supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation taught a robotic mini-cheetah how to run -- fast. The robot cheetah, trained to adapt to changes...

Honey could help make brain-like computer chips, shows study

Honey might be a sweet solution for developing environmentally friendly components for neuromorphic computers, systems designed to mimic the neurons and synapses found in...

How to detect modern-day slavery from the sky

Combining artificial intelligence with low-cost satellite imagery, researchers at Stanford’s Human Trafficking Data Lab have developed a system to spot forced labor at deforestation...

These crystals could help computers run on less power

Researchers have created engineered crystal structures that display an unusual physical phenomenon known as negative capacitance. Incorporating this material into advanced silicon transistors could...

New way to measure flying baseballs

As the Major League Baseball season gets underway, a burning question for many fans of the third most popular sport in the United States...

New model could have ‘Moneyball’-like impact on baseball players’ value

In the movie “Moneyball,” a young economics graduate and a cash-strapped Major League Baseball coach introduce a new way to evaluate baseball players’ value. Their...