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Computer Model Predicts Whether a Pesticide Will Harm Bees
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Computer Model Predicts Whether a Pesticide Will Harm Bees

Oregon State University researchers trained a machine learning model to forecast whether new herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides would harm honey bees.

Bipedal Robot Learns to Run, Completes 5K
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Bipedal Robot Learns to Run, Completes 5K

An untethered bipedal robot engineered by Oregon State University (OSU) researchers and built by OSU spinout company Agility Robotics completed a five-kilometer...

Comedy Club Performances Provide Insights on How Robots, Humans Connect via Humor
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Comedy Club Performances Provide Insights on How Robots, Humans Connect via Humor

Two studies evaluated a robot comedian's performance at comedy clubs to gather data to enable more effective robot-human interplay through humor.

Technology to Monitor Bird Sounds, Impacts of Environmental Change
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Technology to Monitor Bird Sounds, Impacts of Environmental Change

Oregon State University researchers have developed a multi-instance, multi-label machine-learning system to simultaneously listen to multiple bird sounds.  
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