Meet the Linda Bots Linda, made by the University of Lincoln in England, is named after "Lindum," the Roman name for Lincoln.
These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've been dubbed, will soon work alongside humans in two complex environments: as monitors in an Austrian nursing home and security guards in an office.
SyNAPSE Program The Brain Wall, a neural network visualization tool built, was by IBM researchers as part of SyNAPSE, DARPA's project to mimic the mammalian brain.
The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.
David O'Carroll, University of Adelaide.
New research into the visual system of dragonflies could one day improve target detection and tracking in robotics, according to a pair of Australian researchers.