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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… »


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… »