Scientists: Man controlled robotic hand with thoughts
(AP) -- A group of European scientists said Wednesday they have successfully connected a robotic hand to an amputee, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial limb and control it with his thoughts.
'Makers' 3-D print shapes created using new design tool, bare hands
(Phys.org) —A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands as a "natural user interface" instead of keyboard ...
With wave of the hand, researchers create touch-based interfaces
Researchers previously have shown that a depth camera system, such as Kinect, can be combined with a projector to turn almost any surface into a touchscreen. But now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University ...
HP will integrate Leap Motion controllers with PCs (Update)
Leap Motion's 3-D motion controllers will be included in some personal computers from Hewlett-Packard Co. this year, a move that the San Francisco startup hopes is a first step toward bringing touch-free ...
Teachers' gestures boost math learning
Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra.
Microsoft hand research ripens Kinect for work (w/ video)
The next interface: Electrical fields, MGC3130, and your hand (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.
Lowland gorillas found to use gesture 'baby talk' with their young
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 ...
Gestural hand-tracking interface being developed by MIT researchers (w/ video)
Breaking the language barrier: NIST tests language translation devices for US troops
At dusk, a car stops at a checkpoint in Afghanistan. It is a tense moment for all. Because an interpreter is not available, U.S. Marines use hand gestures to ask the driver to step out of the car and open ...
Good and bad in the hands of politicians
"In laboratory tests, right- and left-handers associate positive ideas like honesty and intelligence with their dominant side of space and negative ideas with their non-dominant side," says Daniel Casasanto ...