Study suggests people willing to take orders from a robot boss (w/ video)
MorePhone: Revolutionary shape-changing phone curls upon a call (w/ Video)
Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a new smartphone – called MorePhone – which can morph its shape to give users a silent yet visual cue of an incoming phone call, text ...
Leap Motion targets May for pre-orders and store sales
GravitySpace shows how floors will smarten up (w/ video)
Tobii's eye tracker REX will showcase at CES (w/ video)
Qeexo screentouch experience puts knuckles and nails to work (w/ video)
Disney's magical vision calls for 3-D printed optical elements (w/ Video)
Wearable depth-sensing projection system makes any surface capable of multitouch interaction (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms ...
Teaching robots to move like humans (w/ Video)
When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal ...
Too scary to be real, research looks to quantify eeriness in virtual characters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Indiana University's Karl MacDorman has been to the valley -- the uncanny valley of virtual humans so lifelike they give us real humans the creeps. What he's found is that things don't look ...
Learning is social, computational, supported by neural systems linking people
(PhysOrg.com) -- Education is on the cusp of a transformation because of recent scientific findings in neuroscience, psychology, and machine learning that are converging to create foundations for a new science ...
Wag the Robot? Brown scientists build robot that responds to human gestures
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine a day when you turn to your own personal robot, give it a task and then sit down and relax, confident that your robot is doing exactly what you wanted it to do.
Humanoid robot that sees and maps
(Phys.org) —Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung's latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the ...