July 11, 2013
The automotive and tech industries are increasing their research in autonomous driving, but a truly driverless car remains years away.
Video Source: Network World
Dubai Holding | The world’s first temperature-controlled city, Mall of the World, located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Occupying a total area of 48 million square feet, the project will comprise the largest indoor theme park in the world, which will be covered by a glass dome that will be open during the winter months.
The project will also house the largest shopping mall in the world with… read more
CHRIS HARRISON | Physical buttons have the unique ability to provide low-attention and vision-free interactions through their intuitive tactile clues. Unfortunately, the physicality of these interfaces makes them static, limiting the number and types of user interfaces they can support. On the other hand, touch screen technologies provide the ultimate interface flexibility, but offer no inherent tactile qualities. In this paper, we describe a technique that seeks to occupy the… read more
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Microchip Technology has introduced GestIC, a configurable 3-D gesture controller that allows users to interact with their devices using hand/finger position tracking and intuitive free-space gestures in real time. The device is only available as a development kit. Applications include:
Video Source: Microchip Technology
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Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket.
Video Source: TED
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and… read more
Video Source: SonyPictures
n the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and… read more
Video Source: Sony Pictures
Elysium (early trailer)
KS12 | What are young adults thinking about money and value? How can we create new systems of wealth generation and abundance?
What does the future hold for banks and other financial institutions in the wake of massive peer to peer exchange? The future of money begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.
This video was created as part of Venessa Miemis’ presentation at the… read more
Robots like Willow Garage’s PR2 have the physical capability to do a range of useful tasks for humans, but they’re limited by the software applications written by highly specialized programmers. Instead, Maya Cakmak from Georgia Tech, envisions robots that can be programmed by their end-users for their own specific needs.
Cakmak developed a spoken dialog interface that allows a user to program new skills by physically… read more
Video Source: Willow Garage
The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California [ETC-USC] is an Organized Research Unitwithin the School of Cinematic Arts. Its mission is to study entertainment technology developments that are critical to the creative community; production companies; content owners, distributors and exhibitors; and technology companies.
ETC-USC’s sponsors include the School of Cinematic Arts; Hollywood’s major studios: NBC-Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Viacom/Paramount Studios, The Walt Disney Company… read more
Video Source: Entertainment Technology Center at USC
“A robotic fish developed by scientists from Essex University is put through its paces in a special tank at the London Aquarium. It works via sensors and has autonomous navigational control.”
Video Source: ITN
When it comes to making driving safer, much has been done over the past decades but there is still much work to do. The European Union is currently backing a scheme to analyse drivers’ habits in order to reduce the number of road accidents.
Video Source: Euronews