Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets

The Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have launched a start-up, Embodied Intelligence, Inc., to use the latest techniques of deep reinforcement learning and artificial intelligence to make industrial robots easily teachable. Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a … Continue reading “Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets”

Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

Waymo, which started as the Google self-driving car project in 2009, is ready for the next phase. Starting now, Waymo’s fully self-driving vehicles are test-driving on public roads, without anyone in the driver’s seat. And soon, members of the public will get to use these vehicles in their daily lives. To date, Waymo vehicles have … Continue reading “Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers”

System uses ‘deep learning’ to detect cracks in nuclear reactors

A system under development at Purdue University uses artificial intelligence to detect cracks captured in videos of nuclear reactors and represents a future inspection technology to help reduce accidents and maintenance costs. “Regular inspection of nuclear power plant components is important to guarantee safe operations,” said Mohammad R. Jahanshahi, an assistant professor in Purdue’s Lyles School … Continue reading “System uses ‘deep learning’ to detect cracks in nuclear reactors”

Bridge developer kit to pave way for happy keyboard experiences in VR

Logitech is doing something quite interesting by way of integration with the Vive Tracker, and the result is that a keyboard will make its entry into the virtual world. Logitech is announcing its Bridge Developer Kit, and is making an attractive call on app makers and software developers to help transform the project into reality—our … Continue reading “Bridge developer kit to pave way for happy keyboard experiences in VR”

How a $10 Microchip Turns 2-D Ultrasound Machines to 3-D Imaging Devices

Doctors and engineers from Duke and Stanford universities have developed a technology for turning a 2D untrasound machine into something closer to a 3D imaging device such as CT Scan and MRI. Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of … Continue reading “How a $10 Microchip Turns 2-D Ultrasound Machines to 3-D Imaging Devices”