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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...

2010-02-24 12:49:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CODA Automotive, a California-based electric car and battery company, announced today the selection of goodness Mfg as its Agency of Record. Goodness Mfg's role will be to support the launch of the CODA all-electric car in late 2010 and CODA's on-going strategic and creative brand development. Responsibilities will include strategic planning, creative content development and production, media planning and buying, digital, social media and...

2010-01-06 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, BBDO Worldwide has topped The Big Won, which tracks agency performance across all marketing disciplines as measured by the quantity and quality of awards won. Among this year's survey highlights: Almap BBDO in Brazil was the most awarded single agency in the world. With BBDO New York (#3), AMV BBDO London (#4), and BBDO/Proximity Malaysia (#8), BBDO Worldwide had four of the top ten Eight BBDO agencies were ranked #1 in...

2009-12-03 11:50:00

BOSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Visible Measures, the independent third-party measurement firm for Internet video publishers, advertisers, and viral marketers, today announced that it has collaborated with BETC Euro RSCG to measure the Evian Roller Babies advertisement and compare it against the top-performing ads in online video. Utilizing its patented technology and unique True Reach(TM) methodology, Visible Measures was able to accurately measure the total online viewership for Roller...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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