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4 Feb 2019
A German researcher is trying to get to the bottom of what it would take for us to really trust a robot – with our lives
4 Feb 2019
Instead of writing detailed algorithms, a Dutch researcher is teaching computers how to prioritise tasks
24 Jan 2019
A robot swarm might sound like something from a sinister science fiction movie. But in the real world, a swarm of robots could do a lot of good. They could clear a beach of garbage, retrieve plastic from the ocean or build a habitable abode on Mars. But the concept depends on getting scores of robots to work together effectively and avoid getting in each other’s way.
22 Nov 2018
Swiss researchers visit a watch-making school, to teach robots to think like a craftsman
22 Nov 2018
Sure, computers can do sums. But can they think like a mathematician? In Prague Josef Urban wants to make computers prove theorems
7 Nov 2018
Artificial intelligence could transform our world. But first, ERC researchers are trying to answer the basic questions – about life and the universe – that AI poses
23 Oct 2018
ERC has awarded €250 million to 27 winners of its highly coveted Synergy Grants. This funding enables groups of two to four lead researchers to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources to jointly address research problems at the frontiers of knowledge. The grants are part of the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. One group from Germany will search for a ...
10 Sep 2018
Acoustics research powers cinema sound and virtual reality gaming. Figuring out how sound bounces of the walls of an auditorium is also essential to designing concert halls
10 Sep 2018
Around 4% of the population suffers from ‘amusia’ – a disorder affecting the perception and production of pitch in music. Understanding this phenomenon could help a seemingly unrelated group: people with autism.
10 Jul 2018
ERC researcher Michael Ellison brought classical Turkish and Western musicians together at a big scientific conference, to show the intersections between two very different musical traditions.

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