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 ...
Robotics: Gesturing for control
New intelligent algorithms could help robots to quickly recognize and respond to human gestures. Researchers at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore have created a computer program which recognises ...
NEC unveils gesture controlling device
Japanese technology titan NEC has unveiled a gadget that allows users to control their TV, mobile phone or tablet computer using a virtual input device.
Microsoft offers $99 Xbox consoles with a catch
Microsoft began testing whether a pricing strategy that has been a hit with smartphones will invigorate sales of its Xbox 360 videogame consoles.
Researchers use Doppler Effect for computer gesture control
Influencing others through gestures: misleading eyewitnesses
Gestures made during interviews can influence or even misinform eyewitnesses. In addition, eyewitnesses are unlikely to recall the influential gestures being shown to them, new research from the University of Hertfordshire ...
Can a machine tell when you're lying? Research suggests the answer is 'yes'
Inspired by the work of psychologists who study the human face for clues that someone is telling a high-stakes lie, UB computer scientists are exploring whether machines can also read the visual cues that give away deceit.
Baboons, infants show similar gesturing behavior, suggesting shared communication systems
Both human infants and baboons have a stronger preference for using their right hand to gesture than for a simple grasping task, supporting the hypothesis that language development, which is lateralized in the left part of ...
Guiding robot planes with hand gestures
Aircraft-carrier crew use a set of standard hand gestures to guide planes on the carrier deck. But as robot planes are increasingly used for routine air missions, researchers at MIT are working on a system that would enable ...
Microsoft unveils Windows 8 for consumer testing (Update)
Microsoft on Wednesday let consumers start trying out its upcoming touch-based Windows 8 operating system, which aims to power a new wave of computer tablets and traditional PCs designed to counter Apple's ...
Dogs succeed while chimps fail at following finger pointing
Dogs are better than chimps at interpreting pointing gestures, according to a study published in the online journal PLoS ONE.