System encourages creativity, makes robot-design fun
A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.
Elliptic Labs powers up ultrasound for touchless gesturing
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
SideSwipe: UW team uses in-air gestures for phones
Touch+ goes on sale, aims to make waving so yesterday
Sales of Nest smoke detector resume at lower price (Update)
Google's Nest Labs is resuming sales and lowering the price of a high-tech smoke detector that was pulled from the market after malfunctioning.
Virtual humans, programmed to feel
A clenched fist thumps the air to emphasize a point; a sweeping hand signals the array of possibilities; furrowed eyebrows question the veracity of the politician's remarks. These are all examples of the ...
Human-computer interactions could be improved by a new efficient and accurate hand-gesture-recognition model
Virtual reality, gaming and robotics rely on computers using depth images from cameras to recognize, understand and replicate actual body movements. Programming a computer to accurately identify hand gestures ...
Spinoff to introduce ultrasonic gesture recognition for small devices (w/ Video)
HP marks October availability of gesture-control PC (w/ Video)
Review: Leap Motion Controller not ready for prime time
When Tom Cruise's character in the movie "Minority Report" controls a computer only by waving his hands, it looks really cool.
Researchers using Kinect to allow deaf people to communicate via computer (w/ Video)
Educators explore innovative 'theater' as a way to learn physics
In a study released last week, education researchers found that personifying energy allowed students to grapple with difficult ideas about how energy works. Contrasted with more traditional lectures and graphs, this innovative ...
Why do we gesticulate?
If you rely on hand gestures to get your point across, you can thank fish for that! Scientists have found that the evolution of the control of speech and hand movements can be traced back to the same place in the brain, which ...