Remote control pushed aside by gesture-sensitive devices
The remote control has never been much beloved. If it's not getting lost or running out of batteries, the device - and its inscrutable buttons - is confusing some family member or acting as a totem in an argument about what ...
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.
Dogs provided with the best living conditions and kinder training methods are giving the best results in the workplace, according to a new study of farm dogs from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science.
This week, a team of researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will share results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior ...
Business bestseller lists are heavy with tales of inspirational leadership but a group of academics is gleaning lessons for management from the "dark side" by studying the methods of Pol Pot, the dictator ...
Emoticons, punctuation and creative spelling have been debated, condemned, and regulated since the very beginning of online text-based communication.
This weekend, the moon's fortnightly rotation cycle turns China's lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be s ...
Speech is the one of the most important forms of communication between humans.
The game consoles have landed. Millions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are getting their first taste of what to expect from this new generation of high-powered video games.
Like a stubborn family member or insubordinate employee, Xbox One owners might need to tell their fancy new console what to do more than once.
The Motorola Moto X has been getting a lot of good press lately, and for a good reason - it's a well-designed phone, packed with features, and it's made in the U.S.A.
In a typical yoga class, students watch an instructor to learn how to properly hold a position. But for people who are blind or can't see well, it can be frustrating to participate in these types of exercises.
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