New interactive system detects touch and gestures on any surface (w/ Video)
People can let their fingers - and hands - do the talking with a new touch-activated system that projects onto walls and other surfaces and allows users to interact with their environment and each other.
Complete feel of user interfaces with vibrotactile feedback
Touchscreen mobile devices, phones and tablet computers, have gained prominence in our everyday life in the past years. Their user interfaces, however, make quite crude use of touch and the somatosensory system. Teemu Ahmaniemi ...
Motorola buys face-recognition firm Viewdle
Mobile phone-maker Motorola said Wednesday it had purchased facial recognition firm Viewdle for an undisclosed amount.
Robot artist learns masters' brush strokes
Robots that can mimic the exact brush strokes of master painters or calligraphers could recreate their work, a Japanese researcher said Tuesday.
Wireless technology facilitates independence for people with speech impairments and limited mobility
Technology to empower people who have impaired speech and mobility as a consequence of illness or a stroke to live independently has been developed by University of Aberdeen scientists, and was presented today at the British ...
Zeno "boy" robot: Let me introduce myself (w/ Video)
'Minority Report' software hits the real world
The software behind the film "Minority Report" -- where Tom Cruise speeds through video on a large screen using only hand gestures -- is making its way into the real world.
Victory stance may be a universal gesture of triumph -- not pride -- study suggests
When Olympic athletes throw up their arms, clench their fists and grimace after a win, they are displaying triumph through a gesture that is the same across cultures, a new study suggests. New findings due ...
Researchers link wild chimpanzee gestures to language evolution
(Phys.org) -- A Stirling researcher has identified between 20 and 30 manual gestures used by a community of wild chimpanzees, used to communicate with others in a range of activities including nursing, feeding, ...
Ukraine team wins Imagine Cup with gloves that convert sign language to speech
Dogs may mourn as deeply as humans do
(HealthDay) -- Jon Tumilson's dog, Hawkeye, was an important part of his life.
Out of the mouths of primates, facial mechanics of human speech may have evolved (w/ Video)
The throat and facial movements that twist the air pushing through your vocal cords into words could be rooted in the well-meaning expressions primates exchange with each other, according to two recent studies based at Princeton ...
Lowland gorillas found to use gesture 'baby talk' with their young
Monkey lip smacks provide new insights into the evolution of human speech
Scientists have traditionally sought the evolutionary origins of human speech in primate vocalizations, such as monkey coos or chimpanzee hoots. But unlike these primate calls, human speech is produced using ...