Point and shoot camera produces 3-D models
Motion-capture helping reveal how kangaroos hop
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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".
Robotic arm able to capture force for accurate calligraphy reproduction (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 ...
AIST group measures objects in 3-D with camera, projector (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 ...
Left or right? Early clues to soccer penalty kicks revealed
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the split second before foot meets ball, a soccer player's body betrays whether a penalty kick will go left or right, according to recent research in cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic ...
Research has all the right moves
(PhysOrg.com) -- A juggler and a conductor were among the artists who helped create a device which can retrieve dozens of different movement sequences in a matter of minutes.
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.