Point and shoot camera produces 3-D models
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 ...
New device to revolutionize gaming in virtual realities (w/ Video)
How is it possible to walk through 3D virtual realities while staying in one place? Engineers from the Vienna University of Technology have solved this problem and are now introducing their "Virtualizer".
Motion-capture helping reveal how kangaroos hop
Researchers combinehundreds of videos to reconstruct 3D motion without markers (w/ Video)
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction, including ...
Tiny motions bring digital doubles to life (w/ Video)
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems unveil new technology for motion and shape capture (MoSh) that helps animators jump the "Uncanny Valley" by turning a few moving dots into detailed ...
Virtual reality crowds produce real behavior insights
The cognitive scientists in the Virtual Environment Navigation lab at Brown University are not only advancing a frontier of behavioral research but also of technology.
AIST group measures objects in 3-D with camera, projector (w/ Video)
Capturing movements of actors and athletes in real time with conventional video cameras
Within milliseconds, and just with the help of mathematics, computing power and conventional video cameras, computer scientists at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken can automatically ...
Robotic arm able to capture force for accurate calligraphy reproduction (w/ Video)
Body-mounted cameras turn motion capture inside out
Traditional motion capture techniques use cameras to meticulously record the movements of actors inside studios, enabling those movements to be translated into digital models. But by turning the cameras around mounting ...
Sound expert works with Imogen Heap on musical gloves project
UWE computer music expert Dr Tom Mitchell is part of the team working to make musician Imogen Heap's pioneering Mi.Mu gestural gloves more widely available. The team has recently started a Kickstarter campaign ...
Motion-capture cameras, computer software assist skaters with jumps
According to a recent poll, almost a fourth of Americans say figure skating is their favorite Olympic sport.
Robots learn to take a proper handoff by following digitized human examples
A humanoid robot can receive an object handed to it by a person with something approaching natural, human-like motion thanks to a new method developed by scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh in a project partially funded ...