One of the more bizarre features of our planet is that within its molten iron core there is an enormous rotating crystal ball the size of the moon. Not weird enough for you? Consider this: that crystallized iron ball is hotter than the surface of the sun, yet it resists melting. A new study from KTH may finally settle a longstanding debate over how that's possible.
Aside from living together in barns, spiders and cows are two creatures that have very little in common. Yet KTH researchers reported recently that they have used milk from cows to make a material that mimics spiders’ silk. Their new technique can make artificial silk thread from all sorts of different proteins, and it could one day be used in regenerative medicine or as an alternative to... View details ⇨
With its expressive face and ability to make eye contact, Furhat takes the idea of a social, intelligent robot to a whole new level. Developed at KTH, the Furhat technology can be used to create robot financial advisers, teaching assistants or even companions for elderly people. Read more about the future of Furhat in our Swedish language online magazine, KTH Magazine
Sweden is introducing buses that can charge wirelessly, while the vehicle is stopped. Innovations like this make electrification of bus lines an exciting alternative for cities all over the world. KTH’s Integrated Transport Research Lab is behind a tool that transit planners can use to optimize their own electric bus systems for cost savings and environmental benefits. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Learn about space flight and burnish your resume with a certificate through this free online course led by history-making ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Human Spaceflight – An Introduction, begins January 23 on edX.org. [ Bit.ly Link ]
This absorbing video is part of an online gallery dedicated to art created by machines, which was launched this year by KTH student Tony Larsson. The site, , explores the similarities and differences between human and machine intelligence through art” – such as film, images and music.
Jana Tumova was never a robots person – but her passion for mathematics and formal verification led her on a path to becoming an assistant professor in software technology in the Department of Robotics, Perception, and Learning at KTH. Here’s her story.
While there are plenty of robots inside KTH’s Robotics, Perception and Learning lab, none is quite like Rosie, who mingles freely with people in the lab’s offices, hallways and kitchen. Built by MetraLabs Robotics, the Scitos G5 model robot is the centerpiece of an international project to create intelligent robots for human environments.
A choir composed of KTH students performed Christmas carols during a Lucia procession that made its way across campus today. The processions are an annual tradition in Sweden, involving youngsters of all ages. The leader of the procession is crowned with a wreath of candles, in imitation of the 3rd century Christian saint, Lucia of Syracuse, who according to legend wore such a wreath to light... View details ⇨
The developer community HackerRank recently named KTH the 10th best school in the world for turning out students who can write code. The list was compiled with data from HackerRank’s worldwide University Rankings Competition, in which more than 5,500 students from 126 different schools participated.