fredag 19 februari 2010

New algorithm improves video game quality


A new algorithm enhance computer graphics for video games.... [read the full article]


tisdag 16 februari 2010

Brain-controlled cursor doubles as a neural workout


Electrodes on the surface of the brain show that using imagined movements to control a computer cursor can generate larger-than-life brain signals after less than 10 minutes of training.... [read the full article]


lördag 13 februari 2010

Computer simulations can be as effective as direct observation at teaching students


Students can learn some science concepts just as well from computers simulations as they do from direct observation, new research suggests. A study found that people who used computer simulations to learn about moon phases understood the concepts just as well -- and in some cases better -- than did those who learned from collecting data from viewing the moon.... [read the full article]


onsdag 3 februari 2010

Learning from the brain: Computer scientists develop new generation of neuro-computer


Intelligent machines that not only think for themselves but also actively learn are the vision of researchers who have been co-ordinating the European Union research project “Brain-i-Nets” (Novel Brain Inspired Learning Paradigms for Large-Scale Neuronal Networks). The scientists want to design a new generation of neuro-computers based on the principles of calculation and learning mechanisms found in the brain, and at the same time gain new knowledge about the brain’s learning mechanisms.... [read the full article]


fredag 22 januari 2010

Learning the art of creating computer games can boot student skills


Computer games have a broad appeal that transcends gender, culture, age and socioeconomic status. Now, computer scientists think that creating computer games, rather than just playing them could boost students' critical and inventive thinking skills as well as broaden their participation in computing.... [read the full article]


ABB robots to help Vietnamese automotive company to meet international quality standards


2010-01-20 - Vinaxuki is the first Vietnamese automobile company to employ ABB robots in its factories in Dong Anh and Thanh Hoa Provinces. The ABB robots are used in press tending, plasma cutting and laser cutting. Vinaxuki has a goal to achieve higher product quality in accordance with international standards.... [read the full article]


fredag 15 januari 2010

iRobot launches SPARK website for STEM Education


Earlier this month iRobot introductioned a new web site called SPARK - Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge. The purpose of the site is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in education. For more information visit the SPARK web site.... [read the full article]



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torsdag 14 januari 2010

ABB robots take center stage at international automotive show


2010-01-14 - Two robots, affectionately named “Eco” and “Boost”, highlight the fuel effectiveness message of Ford’s EcoBoost engine at 2010 North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan... [read the full article]


onsdag 13 januari 2010

ABB force control technology wins golden prize at China International Industry Fair


2009-12-09 - The award-winning robotic system was developed in China and combines an innovative design concept and advanced manufacturing technology.... [read the full article]


tisdag 12 januari 2010

'Wet' computing systems to boost processing power


A new kind of information handling technology inspired by chemical processes in living systems is being developed by researchers at the University of Southampton.... [read the full article]


måndag 4 januari 2010

Flight of fancy


In its first 18 years, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s annual aerial-robotics competition posed four successive challenges, which robotics researchers had to meet using entirely autonomous aerial vehicles — no remote control allowed. The first challenge, which stood for three years, was to move a metal disc from one end of an arena to another. The fourth challenge was to travel three kilometers and find a way into a specific building: it stood for eight years. But this summer, for the first time in the competition’s history, a challenge fell in its first year, to a team of students representing MIT’s Robust Robotics Group.

The competition presented a scenario mimicking the aftermath of a nuclear meltdown. The aerial robot had to navigate its way through a window and into a maze simulating the hallways of an evacuated building, locate the control ro... [read the full article]


söndag 3 januari 2010

iRobot launches SPARK website for STEM Education


Earlier this month iRobot introductioned a new web site called SPARK - Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge. The purpose of the site is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in education. For more information visit the SPARK web site.... [read the full article]



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lördag 2 januari 2010

iRobot launches SPARK website for STEM Education


Earlier this month iRobot introductioned a new web site called SPARK - Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge. The purpose of the site is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in education. For more information visit the SPARK web site.... [read the full article]



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fredag 1 januari 2010

A facial expression is worth a thousand words


Moving pictures are more suitable to interpret the mood of a person than a static photograph. Communication is a central aspect of everyday life, a fact that is reflected in the wide variety of ways that people exchange information, not only with words, but also using their face and body. Scientists have now found out that we are able to recognize facial expressions in motion far better than in a static photograph. The video sequence needs to be at least as long as one tenth of a second to gain this dynamic advantage.... [read the full article]


Moving video to 'captcha' robot hackers


Researchers have developed a synthesis technique that generates moving pictures of 3-D objects which will allow security developers to generate an infinite number of "emergence" images virtually imaccomplishable for any computer algorithm to decode.... [read the full article]


Cockroaches offer inspiration for running robots


The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering marvel, and is providing researchers with what they call "bioinspiration" in a quest to build the world's first legged robot that is capable of running effortlessly over rough terrain.... [read the full article]


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