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Autonomous Plane Avoids Obstacles

While it’s true that autonomous flight vehicles have existed for a while, allowing helicopters and the like to fly, avoid obstacles, and land effectively. But this is the first time that a plane has been made so efficiently. Helicopters and other rotor-based aircraft are unique in that they have more control over planes, which mostly […]

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Film Technology

Technology in the film industry keeps improving all the time, as most of us have seen in many recent films and animations. It’s been used to superimpose images, duplicate faces, create monsters, and even to animate more realistic hair. So, let’s take a look at a few interesting uses for technology on the set! +80 […]

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Wearable Multitouch Projector

Microsoft’s Research department seems to do a lot of work related to depth cameras, which has resulted in some pretty incredible stuff, including this “Wearible Multitouch Projector.” Have you ever seen a SmartBoard? It’s a bit like one one of those, but portable, and compatible with every surface you can possibly imagine, not just a […]

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Robotic Cameraman

A few days ago, we featured a concept for a “smart home” from microsoft. This man has developed a robot for the smart house concept that allows people to film themselves with a camera that tracks their movements and follows them around. Though the robot in the video may seem bulky and complex, the technology […]

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Interactive 3D Display

Microsoft’s Kinect is perhaps one of the coolest game controllers in existence today– the affordability and effectiveness of the technology is spectacular. And now, it appears that Microsoft has employed a similar technology for their prototype of a “3D desktop monitor.” It is equipped with two depth cameras, similar to those in Kinects; one is […]

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Robot Artist

People have always thought of drawing and art as a creative subject, one requiring a person there to draw. But that’s all about to change. Developed by Fraunhofer IOSB, AutoPortrait is a robot that can draw people in caricature. Utilizing a sensor that detects the reflection of light, the robot puts the pen to the […]

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Touché proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but also recognize complex configurations of the human hands and body. Such contextual information significantly enhances touch interaction in a broad range of applications, from conventional touchscreens to unique contexts and materials. For example, in our explorations we […]

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