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Content: Volume 5, Issue 3

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The language we speak is the lens through which we see the world

Memory plays a crucial role in our lives: we do not only need memory to recall the knowledge acquired before an exam, but also to know where our home is located, and even who our friends and family are. In the absence of important diseases,... click to read more

  • Federica Amici | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
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published on Sep 2, 2019
AntBot is able to go home like desert ants

Autonomous navigation is one of the leading technological challenges of the 21st century in the fields of the automotive industry, air and maritime transport, and mobile robotics. To be functional, such systems must perform multi-sensor data fusion provided by the GPS and other devices like... click to read more

  • Julien Dupeyroux | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Aix Marseille University, CNRS, ISM, Marseille, France
  • Stéphane Viollet | Research Director at Aix Marseille University, CNRS, ISM, Marseille, France
  • Julien R. Serres | Associate Professor at Aix Marseille University, CNRS, ISM, Marseille, France
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published on Aug 29, 2019
Haptics and Sight in Action: a new way to grasp the human brain

In everyday life, actions are not only directed toward objects we see but also toward objects we already hold in one hand. For instance, even without vision, we can easily grasp the lid of a marmalade jar, open up a bottle or fill a candy... click to read more

  • Ivan Camponogara | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Robert Volcic | Assistant Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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published on Aug 28, 2019
From a fossil to a robot…and all the steps in between

Being almost 300 million years old, the extinct Orobates pabsti did not know that at some point in the future, engineers and biologists would have reconstructed its fossilized bones into a robot to study how it used to walk and thus, learn more things about... click to read more

  • Kamilo Melo | Scientist at Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • John A. Nyakatura | Professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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published on Aug 27, 2019
The berries and the bees: wild bees do it better

Even though that there are more than 20,000 species of bees worldwide, the word "bee" often invokes images of a hive-dwelling, golden-liquid-generating insect. Although honey bees have been stealing the spotlight for quite some time, most bee species are wild, unmanaged, and do not produce... click to read more

  • Gail MacInnis | PhD student at Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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published on Aug 22, 2019