September 18, 2012
Having perfected the art of grabbing a baseball with his feet, he set a goal of throwing out the first pitch at every ballpark in the country.
Video Source: Fox News
Armless Man Pitches at Fenway
“This is part II (Part I at http://youtu.be/fcMhZ9J0qN8 showed off the technology, in Part II you see where Oblong is taking the technology and productizing it). John Underkoffler, chief scientist, Oblong Industries, was the tech advice behind the film ‘Minority Report’ and then he built his own company to make that science fiction real. Here … you’ll see a new conference room that Oblong has built using these technologies.” —… read more
Video Source: Robert Scoble
– Niantic Labs@Google
Video Source: Niantic Labs@Google
Field Trip on Glass
Google reveals Field Trip app for Glass, puts recreational recommendations in your FOV
Interview: Google’s John Hanke, head of the Niantic projects, on Field Trip and Ingress
Researchers at Goldsmiths College led by Dr. Marco Gillies have enlisted theater performers to help design computer software capable of recognizing and responding to human body language.
Using the latest generation of motion detectors, including Microsoft’s Kinect camera, actors’ interactions with members of the public and their responses to specific body language are recorded by the software.
“Two people can take on the roles of the video game… read more
Video Source: Goldsmiths Digital Studio
Meet Kenshiro, developed by University of Tokyo researchers as a bio-inspired musculoskeletal humanoid robot. They have added more muscles and more motors to their Kojiro robot from 2010, making Kenshiro’s underlying structure the closest to a human’s form so far.
Video Source: University of Tokio
The Daily | New police surveillance drones could be armed with nonlethal weapons. As a Texas sheriff prepares to use an unmanned drone as his force’s eye in the sky, and perhaps even arm it with nonlethal weapons like tasers and rubber bullets, civil liberties groups are crying foul.
Video Source: The Daily
As part of the first demonstration of laser communication with a satellite at the moon, scientists with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the spacecraft from Earth.
The iconic image traveled nearly 240,000 miles in digital form from the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging (NGSLR) station at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to the Lunar… read more
Video Source: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
The Biomanufacturing Laboratory at the University of Iowa College of Engineering’s Center for Computer Aided Design is developing a process for bioprinting a glucose-sensitive pancreatic organ that can be grown in a lab and transplanted anywhere inside the body to regulate the glucose level of blood.
Their bioprinter has multiple arms that can print several materials concurrently. This capability offers a time-saving advantage when attempting… read more
Video Source: University of Iowa
The irregularly-shaped space rock named 4179 Toutatis was captured by the SLOOH team on December 11th, 2012. Its closest approach to Earth was nearly 4.4 million miles away on December 12th.
Video Source: SLOOH Space Camera
Deep Learning in Action | A talk by Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD at the Deep Learning in Action talk series in October 2015. He is professor in computer science at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research, part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.*
Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD | I review 3 decades of our research on both gradient based and more general problem solvers that search… read more