Future geriatricians ‘become’ Alfred, a 74-year-old patient, using virtual reality

A virtual reality experience transforms the user into a 74-year-old named Alfred in order to see his perspective as a medical patient.

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‘Virtual partner’ elicits emotional responses from a human partner in real-time

‘How does it ‘feel’ to interact behaviorally with a machine?’ To answer that, scientists created a virtual partner that can elicit emotional responses from its human partner while the pair engages in behavioral coordination in real-time. The virtual partner’s behavior is governed by mathematical models of human-to-human interactions in a way that enables humans to interact with the mathematical description of their social selves.

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Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks

Researchers are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks.

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Personalized virtual heart predicts the risk of sudden cardiac death

A research team has developed a non-invasive 3-D virtual heart to help doctors determine who faces the highest risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and would benefit from a defibrillator implant.

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Wireless communication between vehicles in a 5G world

Researchers have devised and configured a new 5G radio access system for intervehicular communication. The system is intended to improve road safety in a future scenario where 5G technologies are the norm.

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