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Extinction Threat For Geniuses?
2013-02-04 04:22:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There may never be another scientific genius on the level of Einstein, Newton, Darwin or Copernicus, one prominent US psychology professor claims in a recently published article. In that paper, which was published by the journal Nature, Dean Keith Simonton of the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) wrote that individuals who possess what he refers to as the ultimate level of scientific creativity could be an extinct species,...

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...