September 18, 2010
The latest video update of Bina48 robot (first seen in the New York Times online video). She is part of the LifeNaut.com project and first came to life three months ago.
More info: Lifenaut
Light from some of the universe’s most energetic explosions is allowing scientists to probe the nature of space-time, according to new observations of gamma-ray bursts from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Ikaros spacecraft. Photons released by these bursts help place limits on a unified model of all of the forces of nature — what scientists call a “theory of everything.”
Video Source: Space.com
JPL’s BioSleeve enables precise robot control with hand and arm gestures. It uses EMG sensors, and other devices to decode hand and arm gestures and map them onto a robot control system. The system was presented at ICRA 2013 by Michael T. Wolf, Christopher Assad, Matthew T. Vernacchia, Joshua Fromm, and Henna L. Jethani from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Video Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jürgen Schmidhuber, Director of the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA
The recent resurrection of multi-layer neural networks is generating a lot of interest currently, with deep learning appearing on the New York Times front page, and big companies like Google and Facebook hunting for the experts in this field. Jürgen’s talk will shed more light on how deep learning methods work, and why they work.
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Video Source: Zürich Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup
HONDA | Ever since the dawn of man, mobility has been central to our growth and freedom as a civilization. There have always been places to go and people to see, greener pastures, bluer skies and undiscovered lands. But what about the future of mobility? We ask some of the great thinkers of our generation how people will get around in 80 years. From the hope of hydrogen to the… read more
Video Source: Honda
Honda YouTube Channel
IBM | Preparing Watson for the Jeopardy! stage posed a unique challenge to the team: how to represent a system of 90 servers and hundreds of custom algorithms for the viewing public.The result? A dynamic visual avatar based on the smarter planet icon. A speaking voice that clearly pronounces a vast vocabulary. And an answer panel that reveals the system’s top responses and confidence levels. Watch the video to
Video Source: IBM
SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm). SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors… read more
Video Source: Boston Dynamics
“acrossair brings you ‘Nearest Tube’, one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. The app tells New Yorkers where their nearest subway station is via their iPhones video function. When you load the app, holding it flat, all lines of the New York subway are displayed in colored arrows. By tilting the phone upwards, you will see the nearest stations: what direction they are… read more
Video Source: acrossair
SURFACE STACKS R&D TEAM | Stacks on the Surface: Resolving Physical Order Using Fiducial Markers With Structured Transparency
Considerable work has explored tangible interactions on surface-based computing. Often, this entails the direct placement of physical objects – either abstract or iconic – onto interactive surfaces. Although static themselves, their physicality offers an accurate and intuitive means for instantiating, manipulating, or otherwise acting on dynamic elements within the interface.… read more
Video Source: Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute & Microsoft
Scientists in Romania have discovered a new type of cell, called telocites, that could help stem cells regenerate and repair the human body.
Video Source: euronews