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Sony enters body motion control market with Atracsys ICU

By Damir Beciri
5 November 2009

the-console-wars-rise-of-the-machinesThe latest games console arms race, where Microsoft’s Project Natal for Xbox 360 had a slight advantage, just got more interesting. Sony has unveiled their attempt to reach hands-free, full-body game control system called Interactive Communication Unit or ICU, at the Vision 2009 trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. Sony Europe’s image-sensing division created ICU in… »


Driving companion AIDA – Affective, Intelligent Driving Agent

By Damir Beciri
2 November 2009

aida-in-car-robotThe AIDA project (Affective, Intelligent Driving Agent), a collaboration between Volkswagen of America and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SENSEable City Lab and Personal Robots Group of Media Lab), is a platform comprising of a personal robot and an intelligent navigation system that aims to bring more pleasant driving experience. Its developers envision it as… »


Emotiv EPOC – an accessible mind-cotrolled headgear

By Damir Beciri
One Comment2 May 2009

emotivpr-img_3.jpgAt a company called Emotiv a few dozen scientists have developed the gear and software that quite literally read the mind and it’s going to hit the mass market in this year. For it’s relatively low price (comparing to similar yet more complicated and robust), you will be able to vaporize onscreen enemies with an… »

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Roomba senses owners emotions

By Damir Beciri
24 April 2009

paul_with_roomba.jpgThis article combines two of our previous stories. The concept of controlling a robot using emotions instead of traditional controls is one of the emerging technologies which will help both humans and robots to interact more naturally. A group of researchers from Calgary University, Canada decided to explore the development of a robot that would… »


Robots which feel – robot Kismet

By Damir Beciri
One Comment23 April 2009

kismet.jpgSociable humanoid robots pose a dramatic and intriguing shift in the way one thinks about control of autonomous robots. A new range of application domains are driving the development of robots that can interact and cooperate with people, and play a part in our daily lives. One of the pioneers in the mentioned domain was… »