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Tech Xplore / A new approach for safer control of mobile robotic arms

Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Oxford, and the Tencent Robotics X Lab have recently introduced a configuration-aware policy for safely controlling mobile robotic arms. This policy, introduced ...

16 hours ago in Robotics
Tech Xplore / A strategy to discern between real and virtual video conferencing backgrounds

Video-conferencing platforms such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet allow people to communicate remotely with others in different parts of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures ...

16 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Homes fitted with new technology could make the grid smarter

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a control system that could make most of America's homes more capable partners in managing the nation's electricity resources.

13 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / 'Night-time solar' technology can now deliver power in the dark

UNSW researchers have made a major breakthrough in renewable energy technology by producing electricity from so-called "night-time" solar power.

Tech Xplore / Artificial intelligence to help autonomous vehicles avoid idling at red lights

No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change.

17 hours ago in Automotive
Tech Xplore / Artificial intelligence job hiring outperforms human hiring, but humans don't want to use it

Artificial intelligence (AI) job hiring is equal to or better than human hiring, but people react negatively towards it, according to a new study published in Artificial Intelligence Review by The Inclusion Initiative at ...

15 hours ago in Business
Tech Xplore / Expanded nanoscale imaging provides a clearer vision for the future of batteries

Battery cells are complex and evolving systems, and every particle has a story to tell.

Tech Xplore / Improved wind forecasts save consumers millions in energy costs

Wind energy is occupying an increasingly large share of the energy landscape, which comes with an increasing reliance on the intermittent nature of wind.

15 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Mapping how energy flows in organic solar cells

Efficient and environmentally friendly solar cells are required for a transition to a fossil-free energy supply. Researchers at Linköping University have mapped how energy flows in organic solar cells, something that previously ...

15 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Government websites and apps use the same tracking software as commercial ones, according to new research

It's no secret that the commercial websites and mobile apps we use every day are tracking us. Big companies like Facebook and Google depend on it. However, as a new paper by a team of Concordia researchers shows, businesses ...

12 hours ago in Internet
Tech Xplore / A weakly supervised machine learning model to extract features from microscopy images

Deep learning models have proved to be highly promising tools for analyzing large numbers of images. Over the past decade or so, they have thus been introduced in a variety of settings, including research laboratories.

May 16, 2022 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / A beaver-inspired method to guide the movements of a one-legged swimming robot

When developing new technologies, computer scientists and roboticists often draw inspiration from animals and other living organisms. This allows them to artificially replicate complex behaviors and locomotion patterns to ...

May 16, 2022 in Robotics