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2010-12-02 07:02:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bosch has developed the world's first P2 Parallel Full Hybrid System in series production using a single electrical machine and advanced clutch control algorithms Windshield Wiper Direct Drive System, a mass market industry-first, allows the wiper arms and blades to be directly mounted to the electric motors Bosch has been named a finalist for two 2011 Automotive News PACE(TM) (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contributions to...

2010-11-29 02:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy Cog, an internationally acclaimed web design and development firm, today announced that it has won the "Design Agency of the Year" award at the .net Awards that took place in London on 18 November, 2010. The award was received by Happy Cog Founder and Executive Creative Director Jeffrey Zeldman, along with Presidents Greg Hoy and Greg Storey. Happy Cog was nominated for the honor via online submissions from the international web design and...

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2010-11-19 08:52:33

Interdisciplinary research combines infant learning and computer science A few years ago, AnthroTronix, Inc., an engineering research and development firm in College Park, Md., introduced Cosmobot, a type of social robot for therapists and educators who work with developmentally and learning disabled children. By imitating human joint movement in its shoulders, arms, hands and head, Cosmobot motivates children to develop new skills more quickly than is typical with traditional therapy....

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2010-10-29 08:02:23

University of Miami psychologist finds patterns of nonverbal emotional communication between infants and mothers to help develop a baby robot that learns To help unravel the mysteries of human cognitive development and reach new the frontiers in robotics, University of Miami (UM) developmental psychologists and computer scientists from the University of California in San Diego (UC San Diego) are studying infant-mother interactions and working to implement their findings in a baby robot...

2010-10-26 10:10:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Leo Burnett Worldwide released its new book HumanKind, which explores creativity and its impact on people's behavior. Co-authored by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Bernardin and Global Chief Creative Officer Mark Tutssel, HumanKind is about people, purpose, and creating acts, not ads - that transform the way people think, feel and ultimately behave. "This book is not about advertising, brand propositions or selling products," said Tom...

2010-10-12 09:57:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. President and CEO Tetsuo Iwamura today announced that the company has presented its Premier Partner Award to Dallas-based Targetbase for excellence in customer service, providing analyses and reporting to help gain insight, define solutions, and support multiple divisions. This marks the eighth time that the direct-to-consumer marketing agency has received this recognition. Targetbase was one of 15 award recipients...

2010-09-17 14:01:01

Designers of robot pets are fighting a never-ending battle with consumers to provide entertaining and realistic gadgets that respond to human interaction in ever more nuanced ways, mimicking the behavior of real pet animals or even people. Researchers in Taiwan are now looking at a new design paradigm that could see the development of a robot vision module that might one-day recognize human facial expressions and respond appropriately. Part of the problem is that robot design takes a long...

2010-09-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Abandon your office attire and gear up for social after-hours fun at the second annual CLIO Healthcare Awards in New York City this November 12th, 2010. The sub-level event space Good Units in the Hudson Hotel will be transformed into a nightclub party with music, graffiti art and a production of the best creative and campaigns over the last year. Enter your best work by September 9th, 2010 to celebrate with your peers as CLIO Healthcare honors the...

2010-08-16 17:58:54

The intelligent robots that appear in the movies have little relation to real life, although the tendency in current robotics to create machines that are as independent as possible is a fact. "The robot has to be aware of what it is doing and, more and more, be capable of improving its behaviour, its learning". This, according to Mr Basilio Sierra, leading the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at the Computer Sciences Faculty of University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), sums up the...

2010-06-28 06:00:00

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BBDO Worldwide was, for the fourth year in a row, named Network of the Year at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, widely regarded as the world's preeminent advertising competition. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100628/NY27293 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100628/NY27293 ) The Network of the Year Award was first established in 2007. BBDO Worldwide has won it every year since. In addition, BBDO's Brazilian...