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Robots taught to deceive

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and which techniques to use for the best deceptive strategy. The new work, published in the International Journal of Social Robotics, is believed to be the first detailed examination […]

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Transform! Origami robots self-fold

Researchers at Harvard and MIT have demonstrated what they call “programmable matter by folding” using a single thin sheet composed of interconnected triangular sections that can transform itself into a boat or plane shape. “The process begins when we first create an algorithm for folding,” explains Harvard’s Robert Wood. “Similar to a set of instructions […]

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Researchers Plan Soft-Bodied Robots

Anybody that’s watched a robot move around knows that the potential of hard-bodied robots remains limited by their stiff construction and lack of flexibility. To tackle this awkwardness, researchers at Tufts University have launched a multidisciplinary initiative focused on building a new class of robots that are completely soft-bodied. According to Tuft’s David Kaplan, co-director […]

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Robots Get Social

Robots may be just about to get a life – a social life that is. To help emergency response personnel, a team of researchers from University of Minnesota, the University of Pennsylvania and Caltech is creating software to turn a group of robots into a single well-oiled machine. Led by Nikos Papanikolopoulos, researchers are devising […]

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