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Tuesday
Jan212014

Researchers Developing Highly Sensitive ‘E-whiskers' for Robots

The world of robotics is advancing at break-neck speed these days, with researchers working on robots that are more mobile, more intelligent and, increasingly, more tuned in to their environments through advanced sensors and other technology. And, like many other advancements, the newest one is inspired by the animal kingdom.

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley have created tactile sensors from composite films of carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles. The result is similar to the highly sensitive whiskers of cats and rats, according to R&D Magazine. Their extreme sensitivity enables the e-whiskers to detect pressure as slight as a single Pascal – “about the pressure exerted on a table surface by a dollar bill” – which helps them to, in essence, “feel.”

“Whiskers are hair-like tactile sensors used by certain mammals and insects to monitor wind and navigate around obstacles in tight spaces,” said the leader of the research, Ali Javey, a faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and a UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering and computer science. “Our electronic whiskers consist of high-aspect-ratio elastic fibers coated with conductive composite films of nanotubes and nanoparticles. In tests, these whiskers were 10 times more sensitive to pressure than all previously reported capacitive or resistive pressure sensors.”

Javey hopes to eventually develop e-whiskers that could spatially map nearby objects and even be used as wearable sensors for measuring human heartbeat and pulse. The implications for "helper" robots and other human-robot interactions would be incredible.

Wednesday
Jan152014

Pupil Reflections Enough for Facial Recognition

Credit: Stuart Campbell"The pupil of the eye is like a black mirror," said Dr. Rob Jenkins, a psychologist at the University of York. Dr. Jenkins' research shows people's faces reflected in other people's pupils are enough for accurate facial recognition. 

He and co-researcher, Christie Kerr, from the School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow, proved this by zooming in on high-resolution passport-style photos. They collected images of the faces reflected in the eyes. When they showed these images to other people, they were able to accurately match faces up to 84 percent accuracy. 

"A face image that is recovered from a reflection in the subject’s eye is about 30,000 times smaller than the subject’s face," Dr. Jenkins said. "Our findings thus highlight the remarkable robustness of human face recognition, as well as the untapped potential of high-resolution photography.”

Tuesday
Jan142014

Would Your Wear Augmented Reality Contact Lenses?

The staff at Innovega Inc., developer of HUD eyeglasses, debuted (and wore) their augmented reality "contact lens" system at CES 2014, officially challenging Google and other AR glass manufacturers to a heads-up display war. 

The Innovega iOptik™ device gives wearers a "virtual canvas," according to the company, on which any media can be viewed or application run. The prototypes combine Google Glass-like glasses with contact lenses to maximize the clarity of the optics and "truly immerse" the wearer. And, as Innovega points out, pretty much any app will be compatible with iOptik: "What will run on your smartphone will run on your eyewear."

We're loving the possibilities:

Our optics deliver games that are truly "immersive", movies that mimic IMAX performance, a multi-tasking dashboard that incorporates five or more typical screens - all while simultaneously providing the wearer a safe and clear view of their environment.

(So, that means you can play video games while driving, right)

What are your thoughts, readers? Now that devices like Glass and iOptik are becomming increasingly common, will they actually catch on? Or, are we already as connected as we need to be?

Thursday
Dec192013

Report: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Market Worth $1.06 Billion by 2018

 

Now’s the time to invest in VR and AR, folks.

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the virtual reality and augmented reality market is expected to grow to reach $1.06 billion in 2018.

Augmented reality technology has shown ubiquitous growth in mobile phone technology featured with a camera and a GPS, which allow the users to experience the technology beyond their anticipation. By 2015, augmented reality technology will be widely used in the education field for advanced learning and for teaching technologies. The augmented reality and virtual reality technology will be used to contribute to the projects with smart innovations in future, t hanks to its great fascination and potential.

Not surprisingly, the major driving forces of augmented reality technology and virtual reality are the advancement of in-computer technology and internet connectivity. The increased demand in virtual reality and augmented reality application in the healthcare industry is a direct cause for a tremendous growth in AR & VR market. The other driving force for virtual reality and augmented reality technology is the consumer demand in m-commerce industry. The technology used in augmented reality applications, i.e. marker-less, is at the apex and is expected to grow rapidly.  A major driving factor in this marker-less is use of GPS and compass which are used commonly in smart phones. The technology used in virtual reality application, sensors used, emerging trends like goggles, contact lens, and further opportunities are described in detail in the report.

Geographical split for every application is included in the report as the market share of different applications of augmented reality and virtual reality market varies from one region to another. North America and Europe is the market leader in the overall augmented and virtual reality market, but the rest of the world is starting to catch up.

Wednesday
Nov132013

Interacting with the Physical World Through an iPad

With inFORM, a Dynamic Shape Display - created by MIT - a digital user can physically render 3-D content through an iPad. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it; for example, moving objects on the table's surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance.

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