Muscle signals can pilot a robot

But intuitiveness is really hard to train — particularly to a equipment. On the lookout to boost this, a staff from MIT’s Computer Science and Synthetic Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) came up with a process that dials us nearer to extra seamless human-robot collaboration. The technique, named “Conduct-A-Bot,” employs human muscle alerts from wearable sensors to pilot a robot’s motion.

“We imagine a planet in which machines help men and women with cognitive and actual physical function, and to do so, they adapt to men and women somewhat than the other way all around,” says Daniela Rus, MIT professor and director

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Bluetooth signals from your smartphone could automate Covid-19 contact tracing while preserving privacy

A system that enables smartphones to transmit “chirps” to nearby devices could notify people if they have been near an infected person.

Imagine you’ve been diagnosed as Covid-19 positive. Health officials begin contact tracing to contain infections, asking you to identify people with whom you’ve been in close contact. The obvious people come to mind — your family, your coworkers. But what about the woman ahead of you in line last week at the pharmacy, or the man bagging your groceries? Or any of the other strangers you may have come close to in the past 14 days?

A team

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