Robotic fish can ‘see’ and mimic live fish

Researchers tapped advances in real-time tracking software and robotics to design and test the first closed-loop control system featuring a bioinspired robotic replica interacting in three dimensions with live zebrafish. The system allows the robotic replica to both ‘see’ and mimic the behavior of live zebrafish in real time. Robots previously have been deployed alongside live animals to better understand animal behavior but the encounters were unidirectional. More details

Cleo Robotics Demonstrates Uniquely Clever Ducted Fan Drone

This donut-shaped drone, not technically known as a dronut, offers a tasty combination of safety and ease of use Photo: Evan Ackerman/IEEE SpectrumCleo drone prototype at CES 2017. At last year’s CES, Cleo Robotics was showing prototypes of a palm-sized drone with a design unlike anything we’d ever seen. Shaped like a donut, the Cleo drone is essentially a ducted fan, with a pair of completely enclosed propellers (one on top of the other) and then a camera, battery, and electronics housed inside the shell. It’s compact (95 mm in diameter, 33 mm thick, 90 grams), elegant, and inherently safe, since the nasty spinny bits are all tucked away. With fewer motors than conventional quadrotors, it promises to be more efficient as well, and quite possibly cheaper. But if you look closely at the picture, you’ll probably end up with the same question that I did: How the heck does Continue reading Cleo Robotics Demonstrates Uniquely Clever Ducted Fan Drone

NOUVEL ORDRE MONDIAL

La Chine se lance dans le développement de systèmes d’intelligence artificielle pour ses sous-marins nucléaires. Renforcer leurs capacités de raisonnement devrait pouvoir donner aux commandants un avantage certain en mission. Un pouvoir de destruction… Plus de details

Ce masque-caméléon permet à un double de faire des tâches à votre place

Il voit à travers les yeux du robot et parle à l’aide d’une retransmission de sa voix. Grâce à une intelligence artificielle très développée, mélange de réalité virtuelle et augmentée, le “human uber” comprend un grand nombre de consignes, qu’il doit reproduire à la lettre. Pas de confusion avec l’utilisateur. Plus de details