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Firefighting Robot Paints 3-D Thermal Imaging Picture for Rescuers

Firefighting Robot Paints 3-D Thermal Imaging Picture for Rescuers

Engineers in the Coordinated Robotics Lab at the University of California, San Diego, have developed new image processing techniques for rapid exploration and characterization of structural fires by small Segway-like robotic vehicles.   A sophisticated on-board software system takes the thermal data recorded by the robot’s small infrared camera and maps it onto a 3D […]

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Wi-Fi Signals Enable Gesture Recognition Throughout Entire Home

Wi-Fi Signals Enable Gesture Recognition Throughout Entire Home

Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs.   University of Washington computer […]

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Beer-Pouring Robot Programmed to Anticipate Human Actions

Beer-Pouring Robot Programmed to Anticipate Human Actions

A robot in Cornell’s Personal Robotics Lab has learned to foresee human action in order to step in and offer a helping hand, or more accurately, roll in and offer a helping claw.   Understanding when and where to pour a beer or knowing when to offer assistance opening a refrigerator door can be difficult […]

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Plastic Film Is the Future of 3-D On-The-Go

Plastic Film Is the Future of 3-D On-The-Go

Mobile device users will soon be able to view brilliant 3D content with the naked eye with a nano-engineered screen protector that turns ordinary mobile screens into 3D displays. The unique plastic film can also potentially be used as next generation security tokens employed by banks and corporations.   Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and A*STAR’s Institute […]

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