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Robot Will Be Able To Think Like MacGyver
2012-10-15 07:46:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online MacGyver was an admittedly fictitious character who always knew what to do in a pinch. Quickly assessing his surroundings, the secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation would make use of what was available to him and break free from whatever makeshift cell he was being held in. MacGyver wasn´t a real person, of course, but it´s often the characters portrayed on screen which inspire scientific innovation. After all, would...

Bees Inspire New Artificial Intelligence Project
2012-10-01 14:58:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Robotic scientists, it seems, are hell bent on creating autonomous, animalistic robots. These machines, should the scientists have their way, would be capable of running faster than any human being, scaling all manner of rough terrain, and now, taking flight on their own, thinking like a bee in order to find certain sights and smells. The robot take over is nigh. A new report from the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex...

2012-04-27 11:35:20

NSF invites journalists to "Sneak Peek Friday" on April 27 to preview festival to be held in Washington, D.C.'s Convention Center this weekend The National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase a broad range of NSF-funded projects at this year's USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center this weekend. The 16 projects exhibited reflect the diverse research NSF supports across all fields of science and engineering, and provides a glimpse of the knowledge,...

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