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Robots Need Augmented Reality Too

Tweet The object recognition portion of augmented reality is a little like that hand-held label printer that you got when you were a kid and then went crazy putting tags on everything in your room.  Did you really need to put a tag on your table that said, “Table”?  Nah.  But it felt good doing […]

Sign of the Singularity

TweetVernor Vinge, the mathematician and author, once predicted the technological singularity which states that computational technology once achieving a certain threshold would accelerate past human intelligence.  This possibility sounds like fiction, but it’s a concern serious technologists have voiced.  Recently, a team of researchers in Aberystwyth Univserity in Wales, created a robot that could formulate theories and […]

The Brain-Computer Interface

TweetAspirin stocks up.  Logitech stocks down.  My carpal tunnel can’t wait for mind controlled computers, but I’ll probably only trade my Logitech mouse for a headache.  Today scientists at the Honda Research Institute unveiled a robot controlled by thought alone. In the video a large control unit behind the BMI user shows more finite control requires […]