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Intel announces its new wireless VR headset and Holographic being available to all Windows 10 users. Intel throws their hat into the VR game with the new Project Alloy (Photo from Intel)   After so many promises from sci-fi films, it seems virtual reality is finally here - and with it a new HMI everyone wants a part of. So many companies are releasing their own headsets, Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are being joined by a staggering number of alternative. While each device is taking VR to ...
IBM's Watson uses hospital data to save a patient's life; Apple's latest acquisition is an AI startup company. Supercomputer Watson isn't just really smart; it's a life saver (Photo from IBM)   Remember super computer Watson by IBM? He's best known for beating Ken Jennings on Jeopardy and has even taken up cooking in his spare time. But Watson's latest achievement is probably its greatest yet: saving a woman's life. Doctors at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Medical Science used t ...
The Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures used small robots and carbon fiber to create structures. The robot isn't trapping her; it built her a hammock. (via University of Stuttgart)   Some would argue spiders and robots on their own are creepy, unless you're thinking about WALL-E. That little guy is adorable! But what if you combine the insect and bots together? Sounds scary, but rather than being a nuisance the little guys want to build you a hammock. It's not somethi ...
This tyke is getting some motor support by wearing an electrical exoskeleton onesie. A combination of electrical sensors and motor supports helps detect infants’ risk of cerebral palsy when early intervention is possible to alter the course of the disease by promoting healthy motor development. (image credit © Sooner magazine, 2016)   Cerebral palsy, a motor disease, has many risk factors, not all of them understood.   What is known, however, is that when developing babie ...
Advanced programming techniques could turn robots into the next dance floor phenomenon...but much remains to be done before they’re less terrifying. This humanoid robot moves on its own due to advances in neural programming (via Osaka University via Japan Times)   In case you thought that the world of robotics was mostly steered towards developing automated versions of what you do for a living, don’t worry, now you can also enjoy nightmarish humanoid simulations while jobs are ...

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