Slender robotic finger senses buried items

The technology uses tactile sensing to identify objects underground, and might one day help disarm land mines or inspect cables. By Daniel Ackerman MIT researchers developed a “Digger Finger” robot that digs through granular material,…

Better memristors for brain-like computing

Neurone-like junctions made of mixed oxide-based materials could reduce the massive energy consumption of artificial intelligence operations. Scientists are getting better at making neurone-like junctions for computers that mimic the human brain’s random information processing,…