MIT's RoboRaise bot will mimic your bicep curls

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Robots are pretty good at carrying out specific actions, provided we give them specific instructions first. But could robots and humans work together more seamlessly if the machines were able to take their cues from human movement, say like a furniture removalist might be guided by the motion of their co-worker? Scientists at MIT believe that they might, having developed an impressive robotic arm that is controlled by the movements of a human counterpart.

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Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

At the start of 2019, supermarket chain Giant Food Stores announced it would begin operating customer assisting robots -- collectively dubbed Marty -- in 172 locations across the East Coast. These autonomous machines may navigate their respective sto...

The fight against childhood blindness could lead to eagle-eyed robots

Imparting vision upon machines has been a massive, multi-decade undertaking by the scientific community. And while the acuity of today's state-of-the-art computer systems can match or exceed a human's high-resolution optical anatomy, training these m...

MIT’s new AI model detects future breast cancer risk better than current models

The new AI model identifies 31 percent of patients at the highest risk of developing breast ...

A deep learning model, trained on thousands of mammograms, can now predict whether a person is at a high risk of developing breast cancer. Better than any current model, the new system can identify subtle changes in breast tissue and determine how likely cancer could develop within five years.

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MIT deep learning model aims to predict future cancer risk

MIT has teamed up with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to create a new deep learning model that can predict from a patients mammogram if they are likely to develop breast cancer in the future. The model was trained using mammograms with known outcomes from over 60,000 patients that were treated at MGH. Using that dataset, the model learned subtle patterns … Continue reading

How a strange flickering light therapy may help battle Alzheimer’s

New research has revealed a 40 Hz flickering light can alter the expression of genes in ...

Since 2016, a team of MIT neuroscientists has been exploring the strange hypothesis that external exposure to a light flickering at 40 Hz can improve cognitive function and reverse the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new study has now homed in on exactly how, on a cellular level, this light treatment could be working.

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