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Robot Biologist Solves Complex Problem From Scratch
2011-10-15 04:04:33

First it was chess. Then it was Jeopardy. Now computers are at it again, but this time they are trying to automate the scientific process itself.

2010-10-26 14:01:56

The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge.

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2009-04-03 06:05:00

On Thursday, two teams of researcher announced that they have created machines capable of reasoning, creating theories, and discovering knowledge on their own.

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2009-04-02 15:50:00

Using the digital mind that guides their self-repairing robot, researchers at Cornell University have created a computer program that uses raw observational data to tease out fundamental physical laws.

2009-04-02 14:10:09

Using the digital mind that guides their self-repairing robot, researchers at Cornell University have created a computer program that uses raw observational data to tease out fundamental physical laws.

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2005-05-11 18:10:00

Scientists in the United States say they have created a robot that reproduces itself, marking a small breakthrough in the search for machines that one day could be sent on a scouting mission into deep space and repair themselves if they get damaged or break down.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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