I was one of the first people in line to buy an iPhone 4s–primarily to get my hands on SIRI. I just finished reading a story on Wired.com about the birthplace of SIRI–SRI International (formerly known as the Stanford Research Institute). I learned that SIRI shares it’s birthplace with other incredible technology such as Nuance’s […]
On the lighter side, dancing robots courtesy Parrot’s AR flying drones. I played with their drone product at GDC 2010 and it’s quite impressive. But they appear to be struggling to find the killer app (other than spying on your neighbors). Their shooting game isn’t all that exciting, in my humble opinion. Via MacLife.
Kent Bottles, M.D. (past-Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Iowa Health System) wrote a great blog entry on games, learning, and the future of technology in healthcare. Well worth a read. (Via The Health Care Blog: Will Avatars, Robots, and Video Games Replace Doctors?.)
“ Although computers excel in certain areas, they fall short in reading and conveying non-verbal communication. Subtleties of voice tone, body positioning and facial expression all are crucial in human interactions. In fact HOW we say things is much more important than WHAT we say. This video highlights the work in Professor Peter Robinson’s lab (Computer […]
A student in MIT’s Personal Robotic Group has used a Kinect to build a “KinectBot.” The robot “sees” the environment as well as responds to hand gestures. During its journey it generates a 3-dimenstional map of its surroundings. Take a minute to view the video–quite impressive. via ?Hacked iRobot Uses XBox Kinect to See […]
HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen: “ Researchers in Japan are developing a ‘haptic interface robot’ — the HIRO III, a robot hand that can transmit realistic sensations of touch to a user’s fingertips. The user straps their fingers into a robot hand. Through the haptic interface the user can sense […]
Parrot’s AR Drone brings flying games to the real world! This automated 4 blade helicopter sports a camera and WiFi hotspot. The player connects over WiFi using an iPhone app and watches a live video feed on the phone. The software then looks for paper tags (other Drones or static markers) in the real world […]
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