Robots are poor at many activities that humans find simple. Now roboticists are making progress on a task that exemplifies them all: the automated assembly of an IKEA chair.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Image-based forgery is becoming more common not least because humans seem to be particularly vulnerable even to obvious fakes.
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
A roundup of the best stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
Pebble’s newest smart watch is thin and light, which could make more people like me interested in buying one.
Astrophysicists speculate that "mirror" dark matter poses an entirely new form of radiation threat and could cause the mutations that lead to cancer.
Policymakers are fallible judges of the risk and return of technology investments.
Entertainment titan Disney seems to think that virtual reality is ready for the mass market.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.