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Illustration of Robot arm plucking an individual out of crowd

New research shows that robots loaded with an accepted and widely used model operate with significant gender and racial biases. A robot operating with a popular internet-based artificial intelligence system consistently gravitates to men over women, white people over people of color, and jumps to conclusions about people's jobs after a glance at their face.

Closeup of a Brachymeles kadwa leg on a person’s finger. Credit: Philip Bergmann, Clark University

Using biological experiments, robot models, and a geometric theory of locomotion from the 1980s, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology investigated how and why intermediate lizard species, with their elongated bodies and short limbs, might use their bodies to move. 

Gerry Chen, Ph.D. candidate in Robotics, and Michael Qian, B.S. Computer Science, '22, with a finished artwork painted by the GTGraffiti robot.

Graduate students at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built the first graffiti-painting robot system that mimics the fluidity of human movement. Aptly named GTGraffiti, the system uses motion capture technology to record human painting motions and then composes and processes the gestures to program a cable-driven robot that spray paints graffiti artwork.

Iditarod Sled Dogs Testing new device

Whether pulling a sled across the frozen tundra for hundreds of miles or guiding a visually impaired runner on a cross-country marathon, canine athletes are as prone to injury as their human counterparts.