News tagged with machines

Pepper the emotional robot may just make you angry

Softbank, a Japanese telecommunications giant, is selling what it is calling "the world's first personal robot that reads emotions". Pepper is designed to be a highly interactive household companion and was developed by Aldebaran, the company behind the succes ...

dateJun 16, 2014 in Robotics
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New book shares insights from Steve Jobs' first boss

(AP)—When Steve Jobs adopted "think different" as Apple's mantra in the late 1990s, the company's ads featured Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart and a constellation of other starry-eyed oddballs ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Other
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Converting data into knowledge

When a movie-streaming service recommends a new film you might like, sometimes that recommendation becomes a new favorite; other times, the computer's suggestion really misses the mark. Yisong Yue, assistant ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Moves to automate identification of Saimaa ringed seals

Moves are being made to automate the identification of Saimaa ringed seals. This would bring new kinds of real-time information on how the extremely endangered species behaves, the movements of individual seals, and what ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Ecology
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Quality control of glossy objects

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new machine vision system for quality control of glossy objects. The system enables quality control of complex products, such as bathroom mixers, tableware, ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Engineering
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