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Digitizing yourself as Miku Hatsune or some other avatar

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments20 June 2012

miku-hatsuneIn this article you can read about 2 projects which are able to transfer your actions into a virtual world. Both projects function without¬† special motion tracking suits or markers, and their another thing in common is the way they were presented. Both of their presentations were done with usage of a virtual character named… »

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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… »

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Gesture recognition could be used by surgeons to control a robotic nurse

By Damir Beciri
One Comment4 February 2011

wachs-gesturesDuring surgery, surgeons routinely need to review medical images and records. However, stepping away from the operating table and touching a keyboard and mouse can delay the surgery and increase the risk of spreading infection-causing bacteria. The new approach which solves that problem is a system that uses a camera and specialized algorithms to recognize… »