Computers & Technology News

TAU researchers invent robot able to “smell” using a biological sensor

A new technological development from Tel Aviv University (TAU) has made it possible for a robot to smell using a biological sensor. The sensor sends electrical signals as a response to the presence of a nearby odor, which the robot can detect and interpret. In this new study, the researchers successfully connected the biological sensor… Read More

Blavatnik Prizes for Computer Science awarded to doctoral fellows

The second annual Blavatnik Prizes for Outstanding Israeli Doctoral Students in Computer Science were awarded on June 8 to four recipients, in a ceremony at Tel Aviv University (TAU). With generous funding from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the prizes were established to highlight excellent research by Israeli Ph.D. candidates in the field of computer science… Read More

TAU researchers identify serious security flaw in Samsung’s Galaxy series

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers discovered a serious security flaw in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy series in May 2021, and in October the company released a software update that fixed the loophole. According to the researchers, users who have not updated their Android software since October are urged to do so as soon as possible, because… Read More

Parents’ smartphone use may harm child development

A new study from Tel Aviv University found that mothers devote only 25% of their attention to their toddlers while using smartphones, a practice which may impair child development. The researchers believe the findings are applicable to fathers as well. In a survey, the researchers found that mother-child interactions occurred two-to-four times less frequently when… Read More

New TAU technology exposes “liars” through examination of facial muscles

Technology developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) detected 73% of the lies told by trial participants based on the contraction of their facial muscles, a higher rate of detection than any known method. The study identified two different groups of “liars”: those who activate their cheek muscles when they lie, and those who… Read More

Google and TAU launch “AI for Social Good”

Google and Tel Aviv University (TAU) recently launched “AI for Social Good,” a program for promoting artificial intelligence-related multidisciplinary research for the benefit of society. It aims to support research and collaborations in data science and artificial intelligence that address social issues on the global agenda. It was established within the framework of the TAU… Read More