Artificial Intelligence

Trash-sorting robot mimics complex human sense of touch

Today's intelligent robots can accurately recognize many objects through vision and touch. Tactile information, obtained through sensors, along with machine learning algorithms, enables...

How gamification took over the world

For some, this phenomenon leads to an interest in flow states and immersion. For others, it’s simply a reason to play more...

Researchers create realistic virtual rodent

The agility with which humans and animals move is an evolutionary marvel that no robot has yet been able to closely emulate. To...

These board games want you to beat climate change

In late 2023, Catan Studios announced that it would be releasing a version of its game called New Energies, focused on climate change....

Self-assembling and disassembling swarm molecular robots via DNA molecular controller

Researchers from Tohoku University and Kyoto University have successfully developed a DNA-based molecular controller that autonomously directs the assembly and disassembly of molecular...

Biotech companies are trying to make milk without cows

At Alpine Bio, a biotech company in San Francisco (also known as Nobell Foods), researchers have engineered soybeans to produce casein. While...

Researchers use large language models to help robots navigate

Someday, you may want your home robot to carry a load of dirty clothes downstairs and deposit them in the washing machine in...

The Download: milk beyond cows, and geoengineering’s funding boom

The outbreak of avian influenza on US dairy farms has started to make milk seem a lot less wholesome. Milk that’s raw,...

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