UC Davis team's piano system animates hands to do-re-mi (w/ video)
ExoHand: Glove for hand power is showcased at Hanover fair (w/ video)
Namiki Lab air hockey robot can play with strategy (w/ Video)
Researchers use Doppler Effect for computer gesture control
Discovery of 1.4 million-year-old fossil human hand bone closes human evolution gap
Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools. Apes and other nonhuman primates do not have these distinctive anatomical features in their hands, and the point in time at which ...
Researchers using Kinect to allow deaf people to communicate via computer (w/ Video)
Humans shaped stone axes 1.8 million years ago, study says
A new study suggests that Homo erectus, a precursor to modern humans, was using advanced toolmaking methods in East Africa 1.8 million years ago, at least 300,000 years earlier than previously thought. The st ...
Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices (w/ video)
Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th ...
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.
Spinoff to introduce ultrasonic gesture recognition for small devices (w/ Video)
DARPA's two-armed robot handles tools at less cost
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, ...
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 ...