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Image:The Mantis robot developed at the DFKI Robotics Innovation Center for use in space.; Copyright: DFKI, Annemarie Popp

Customized robots for everyone – DFKI presents groundbreaking solution for AI-based system development


Whether in the factory, in the operating room or on Mars, the areas of application for modern robots are vastly diverse. This places enormous demands on the capabilities of the systems and leads to increasingly complex development processes. The Robotics Innovation Center of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence presents a approach that is set to revolutionize robot development.
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Image: Apparatus that works with light. Many bright colors can be seen; Copyright: Ventsislav Valev and Lukas Ohnoutek

Twisting to the light of nanoparticles


Physics researchers at the University of Bath in the UK discover a new physical effect relating to the interactions between light and twisted materials – an effect that is likely to have implications for emerging new nanotechnologies in communications, nanorobotics and ultra-thin optical components.
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Image: A researcher is pressing a device emitting red light to the temple of a woman; Copyright: Frank Curran

Scanning technology could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease using light


Veterans Affairs researchers with the VA Bedford and VA Boston health care systems in Massachusetts have developed a non-invasive optical technique to help detect Alzheimer’s disease. The new technique uses spectroscopy – measuring how light is scattered and absorbed when passing through matter – to identify structural changes in the brain.
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Image: Images of two smiling researchers next to each other - Rohit Bhargava and Kianoush Falahkheirkhah; Copyright: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Software to enhance infrared imaging-based cancer diagnosis


A team of Beckman researchers led by Kianoush Falahkheirkhah, a graduate student in chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Rohit Bhargava, director of the Cancer Center at Illinois, developed new software to boost infrared imaging-based cancer diagnosis.
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Image: a robotic hand lying on a Nintendo controller ; Copyright: University of Maryland

3D printed soft robotic hand that can play Nintendo


A team of researchers from the University of Maryland has 3D printed a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. - and win!
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