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Novel approach can sort cells up to 38 times faster

By Maja Bosanac
21 October 2013

ucsd-cytometry-1A group of researchers led by computer scientists at the Jacobs School of Engineering at University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) has developed a new method that optimizes the sorting of cells up to 38 times faster compared to other currently available methods. It utilizes computer vision and hardware optimization and could be… »


Samsung Roboray gets a 3D localization and mapping algorithm

By Damir Beciri
One Comment8 July 2013

samsung-roboray-1Researchers at the University of Bristol developed computer vision algorithms that enable creation of real-time 3D visual maps which enable Samsung‘s humanoid robot named Roboray to move around more efficiently. Rapid 3D visual mapping is essential for faster operation of humanoid robots because it provides them with ability to robustly track and recover from rapid… »


Robot butler HERB gets improved object recognition

By Damir Beciri
One Comment9 May 2013

herb-robot-explores-objectsAs most researchers who work with computer vision know, it can be troublesome to discover objects in its surroundings. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute introduced properties such as object’s location, size, shape and even whether it can be lifted in order to enable a robot to continually discover and refine its understanding of… »


Top 5 news and articles regarding robotics in 2012

By Rob Aid
5 January 2013

top-5-2012-roboticsIt seems as if last year’s news and articles were dominated by unmanned aerial vehicles and algorithms developed for their autonomy in different environments. We got a couple of new and affordable robotic toys to play with, there were numeral examples of robots whose design or locomotion principles were inspired by nature, and ASIMO turned… »

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WalkMate System aids to people with Parkinson’s disease

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments5 September 2012

walk-mateEveryone has probably experienced the phenomenon where their footsteps are unconsciously synchronized with their friends during a stroll. Understanding the mechanisms behind this synchronization could help people with a disturbed gait. Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have decided to demystify the process and as a result developed a new walking support device named… »

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Swarming UAVs could be used to save lives at sea

By Damir Beciri
12 July 2012

unsw-monica-chiInspired by the swarming patterns of animals in nature, an aerospace engineering PhD student from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, is using biomimicry to develop an algorithm which simulates novel and chaotic flight formations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The results could be used in order to improve their performance in marine… »


Improvement of gestural recognition algorithms in robotics

By Damir Beciri
25 May 2012

a-star-gesture-recognitionThere are various teams around the world who focused on development of robots able to recognize and respond to human gestures – abilities which make them suitable for their daily use around us.  Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore adapted a cognitive memory model named… »


Robots who tidy up your room learning to handle new objects

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments24 May 2012

cornell-tidy-robot-placing-objectsResearchers in Cornell’s Personal Robotics Lab have developed a new algorithm which enables a robot to rely on its artificial intelligence to look at a group of objects instead recognizing single objects placed in front of its sensors. The algorithm enables the robot to  survey its surroundings, identify all the objects, figure out where they… »