Force-feedback for smartphones tilts game-playing field (w/ video)
UC Davis team's piano system animates hands to do-re-mi (w/ video)
Researchers use Doppler Effect for computer gesture control
ExoHand: Glove for hand power is showcased at Hanover fair (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 ...
Cockroach inspires robotic hand to get a grip
No one thinks twice about picking up a cup of coffee, but this task has vexed robots for three decades. A new type of mechanical hand developed by researchers at Harvard and Yale promises to solve this problem. ...
HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen (w/ Video)
Hand study reveals brain's distorted body model
Our brains contain a highly distorted model of our own bodies, according to new research by scientists at UCL (University College London). A study published today, which focussed on the brain's representation ...
Wash away your doubts when you wash your hands
Washing your hands "wipes the slate clean," removing doubts about recent choices. That's the key finding of a University of Michigan study published in the current (May 7) issue of Science.
'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 ...
DARPA robotic hand prototype shows advanced moves (w/ video)
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 ...
Robot hands gain a gentler touch
(Phys.org) —What use is a hand without nerves, that can't tell what it's holding? A hand that lifts a can of soda to your lips, but inadvertently tips or crushes it in the process?
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 ...