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First in-human study of robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention system demonstrates safety, feasibility

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 22, 2010) — The first in-human study of a robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention system demonstrated that the technique was safe and feasible. The results of the study were presented at the 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

The current practice of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) still presents...

TechAndComputer (Sep. 22, 2010) — The first in-human study of a robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention system demonstrated that the technique was safe and feasible. The results of the study were presented at the 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

Emotional robot pets

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 20, 2010) — Designers of robot pets are fighting a never-ending battle with consumers to provide entertaining and realistic gadgets that respond to human interaction in ever more nuanced ways, mimicking the behavior of real pet animals or even people. Researchers in Taiwan are now looking at a new design paradigm that could see the development of a robot vision module that might one-day recognize human facial expressions...

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How football playing robots have the future of artificial intelligence at their feet

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 13, 2010) — The new Premier League season has begun and in Madrid the World Cup celebrations are barely over, yet according to research in WIREs Cognitive Science the world's best players may soon be facing a new challenge from football playing robots, which their creators claim will be able to play and beat a human team. The research reveals how building robots to play football is driving the development of artificial...

TechAndComputer (Sep. 13, 2010) — The new...

Engineers make artificial skin out of nanowires

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 13, 2010) — Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day give new meaning to the term "thin-skinned."

"The idea is to have a material that functions like the human skin, which means incorporating the ability to feel and touch objects," said Ali Javey, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer...

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Researchers give robots the capability for deceptive behavior

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 10, 2010) — A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception.

"We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to...

TechAndComputer (Sep. 10, 2010) — A robot...