A team of scientists has been working on a “Coral-bot” that could go underwater and repair the earth’s dying reefs. Reefs have been damaged through both increasing human pollution, and as always by natural forces as well. The importance of up-keeping the well-being of these reefs cannot be overstated.
A recent system based off of Kinect technology has been developed to detect depression with an impressive 90% accuracy rate. This development goes back to the notion that the essential groundwork for computer vision breakthroughs is readily available to us, and that we just need to know about it to continue advancing forward in this field.
Machines on assembly lines are no revelation; they’ve been around for years. Often times it is more efficient to have a robot perform the same repetitive task several thousands of times over. Because of the nature of these assembly line-robots, they often have to be in a separate workspace from humans.
A program called “Diff Displays” aims to help users interacting with multiple computer monitors focus on the one they are meant to be looking at. A small camera is mounted on top each of the monitors, and these cameras track the trajectory of the user’s eyesight to see which monitor is actively being looked at.
A software has been developed that uses Microsoft Kinect to make any surface (a wall, a door, a glass pane, a desk…) responsive to touch technology.
Just when you thought technology could not get more surreal, robots may well be using their own Cloud system for information storage in the near future.
Developments computers have undergone since their birth has been mind-boggling. That a few decades ago some 10MB could only be contained in a cumbersome, heavy hard-disk, and that today we can fit over a Terabyte on a flash-drive is almost miraculous.
If you’ve ever been let down by the idea human vision is limited to what can be seen by the “naked eye”, you’re in for a jolt. A technique by the name of “Eulerian Video Magnification” allows us to see beyond the confines of our own sight.
A web designer has recently developed simple software that “calculates the proximity a user is from his or her screen, and then adjusts the font size accordingly.” The only thing the program needs of course, is access to your camera.
A bold step in marketing led the store to implement MarionetteBots in its storefront which copy the movements of those who stand in front of the display.