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Robot Controlled By Man's Brain
2012-07-08 06:05:22

Robotic Scientists Working On Real-Life 'Avatar' Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If someone were to ask you what superpower you would want, chances are being able to move things with your mind would be in the top five. Now, new advances in robotics gives man that capability. Researchers are working on ways to make the man-machine link more sensitive, allowing people to speak to the robot through brain waves, according to a report by New Scientist. The...

Shut Up Gun? New Device Forces Others To Be Quiet
2012-03-03 06:05:50

Japanese researchers have developed a device not unlike a real-life mute button -- a handheld gun that can actually (and painlessly) force a person to stop speaking. According to Martin Robinson of the Daily Mail, the device uses a technique known as Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) to render a person speechless. Essentially, it uses a microphone to detect speech, and then shoots the same noise back to the source -- the person who said it -- two-tenths of a second later. He says that...

Realistic 3D, Human-Like Robotic Head In Development
2011-11-08 06:13:35

Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) Institute for Cognitive Systems are in the process of creating a new robot that features a realistic human face and can reproduce basic dialog, according to a press release sent out by the university on Monday. According to that media advisory, the so-called "Mask-Bot" features a number of innovations. Those include the projection of a vast array of realistic 3D faces that can be viewed from any number of angles, rather than the...

2010-11-02 12:01:00

TOKYO and BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patcore Inc. and ChemAxon, a leading provider of cheminformatics software for the life sciences industry, announce the licensing of ChemAxon's JChem for the Japanese Consortium for Glycobiology and Glycotechnology Database (JCGGDB: http://jcggdb.jp/index_en.html ). Currently there is an ongoing project, called "Life Science Integrated Database Project" (LSDB : http://lifesciencedb.jp/?lng=en ), led by the Japanese government...

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2010-06-15 13:15:56

Japanese researchers have developed a baby robot created to simulate the behavior and development of a real infant in an effort to better understand how humans grow up. Noby, short for "nine-month-old baby", has 600 sensors across its body to feel touch, as well as cameras and microphones fitted into its head for vision and hearing. Noby stands 28 inches tall and weighs 17 pounds, similar to a nine-month-old human.  The baby has soft urethane skin, is flexible and has joints that move...

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2009-03-16 10:50:00

Scientists in Japan have created a robot capable of modeling the latest fashions on the Tokyo catwalk, the AFP reported. The feminine humanoid runs on 42 motion motors programmed to mimic the movements of real life fashion models. "She" has shoulder length hair, big eyes and a small nose. The robot, called cybernetic human HRP-4C, made its media debut by introducing itself at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology outside Tokyo. The runway robot stands...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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