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Robot programmed to anticipate human actions

Researchers at America’s Cornell University have programmed a robot to predict what you’re about to do and help you achieve it. Using a Microsoft Kinect sensor, the robot watches your body movements, then accesses a video database of around120 household activities — ranging from putting food in the microwave, eating, brushing teeth to pouring a drink  — to predict what your actions...
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Want a more stable robot? Try pushing a cockroach!

Gait and balance are some of the trickiest problems in robotics but now monitoring how cockroaches recover after being pushed may help engineers build sturdier robots. Initial research has found that, when pushed sideways, running cockroaches start to recover well before their sluggish nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do.  This indicates that roaches are...
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Robot programmed to anticipate human actions

Researchers at America’s Cornell University have programmed a robot to predict what you’re...

Want a more stable robot? Try pushing a cockroach!

Gait and balance are some of the trickiest problems in robotics but now monitoring how...