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People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient, effective ones

Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new UCL-led study suggests. More...

Published: Aug 22, 2016 11:33:08 AM

Eye

Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear

A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.  More...

Published: Aug 18, 2016 10:41:40 AM

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UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 17th place

UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK universities in the top 20 worldwide. More...

Published: Aug 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

handwriting

New computer programme replicates handwriting

In a world increasingly dominated by the QWERTY keyboard, UCL computer scientists have developed software which may spark the comeback of the handwritten word by analysing the handwriting of any individual and accurately replicating it. More...

Published: Aug 12, 2016 10:14:01 AM

Graphical abstract

Researchers discover what makes mice freeze or flee

Mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones, finds new UCL research. More...

Published: Aug 11, 2016 3:35:24 PM


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