Gravity and the robot satellite attitude problem
Using an in-orbit robot to capturing a malfunctioning satellite that is tumbling out of control is currently just a theoretical idea. However, research inspired by nature to be published in the forthcoming issue of International Jo ...
Spinoff to introduce ultrasonic gesture recognition for small devices (w/ Video)
Robots to the rescue: Conference showcases new machines designed to improve everyday life
In the past, robots were designed for factories. Americans became upset when they lost jobs on the production line to mechanized arms that could do more work in less time—without salaries, health insurance, ...
HP marks October availability of gesture-control PC (w/ Video)
Robohand uses 3D printing to replace lost digits
Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
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 ...
Force of backhand whipping brings racehorse rules under further scrutiny
A new study exposes the ineffectiveness of current rules governing racehorse whip use, researchers at the University of Sydney claim.
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 ...
Atheer Labs demos 3-D virtual object-manipulation goggles
Namiki Lab air hockey robot can play with strategy (w/ Video)
Researcher develops lightest ever prosthetic hand
Current prostheses for hands have major disadvantages. Researcher Gerwin Smit developed a much improved alternative. On Tuesday 11 June, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.
'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 ...