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A small chip embeds seven devices which enable navigation without GPS

By Damir Beciri
13 April 2013

timu-michigan-pennyGlobal Positioning System (GPS) provides location and time information in as long as there is a clear line of sight from the measured position to four or more GPS satellites. While some places such as tunnels, some bridges, garages or canyons disallow GPS to function properly, interference or malfunction of GPS satellites could prove disastrous… »


Airwriting input device enables 3D writing in air

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments2 March 2013

airwritingComputer scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) developed a technology which enables “airwriting” – a technology which might change the way we input data while on the go while by writing data in air. Since it can be worn like clothes, which can be integrated seamlessly into the everyday life of the user, the… »


BallIP robot is able to balance on a ball while it carries weight

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 May 2010

ballip-robot-balancing-on-a-ball-1Dr. Masaaki Kumagai, director of the Robot Development Engineering Laboratory at Tohoku Gakuin University, in Tagajo City, Japan, and his student Takaya Ochiai have built a robot named BallIP (Ball Inverted Pendulum) that is able to balance on a ball. Such a ball-balancing design is like an inverted pendulum, and thus naturally unstable, but it… »