Robotics & A.I

  • This month, astrobiologists supported by the ASTEP program have traveled to Chile's Atacama desert with a rover named Zoe. For four weeks, Zoe will study geology and soil samples in order to test instruments that could one day help search for signs of past or
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  • Someday, a tiny submarine barely larger than two soda cans could be one of the first visitors to Jupiter's icy moon Europa.
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  • From May 3 through June 8, 2013, NASA will be testing the newest scientific rover in the highest part of Greenland. GROVER will collect data that will help scientists understand changes in the massive ice sheet.
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  • Scientists have simulated 25,000 generations of evolution within computers, providing new insight into the evolution of complexity. The study could also have implications for the future of artificial intelligence.
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  • A team of physicists has come up with a potential test to determine whether or not the universe we live in might in fact be a computer simulation.
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  • A robot that has been exploring a coal mine pit in Pennsylvania could be rappelling into holes on the Moon in the future.
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  • By emulating human skin, engineers have constructed the first material that can both sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut.
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  • The Canadian Space Agency, well known for robotics, is building five new rover prototypes for future lunar and Mars missions.
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  • Inspired by tuna, a new unmanned underwater vehicle could help researchers explore harsh, aqueous environments.
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  • Scientists have created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.
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