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3d printed teddy bear
2014-04-29 06:34:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Modern 3D printing technology has been used to create a variety of different objects, ranging from artificial bones to batteries and beyond, but researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh have developed a new printer capable of creating something far more soft and cuddly. Using a device described as a cross between a 3D printer and a sewing machine, the researchers report that they can turn wool and...

2011-10-19 14:16:00

Disney, Carnegie Mellon researchers develop new type of interaction Researchers at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a system called SideBySide that enables animated images from two separate handheld projectors to interact with each other on the same surface. The system, suitable for games, education and a variety of other applications, is self-contained in special handheld devices. No external cameras or other sensors are required, which enables...

2011-10-19 13:25:57

TapSense could enhance touch interaction on smartphones and tablet computers Smartphone and tablet computer owners have become adept at using finger taps, flicks and drags to control their touchscreens. But Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that this interaction can be enhanced by taking greater advantage of the finger's anatomy and dexterity. By attaching a microphone to a touchscreen, the CMU scientists showed they can tell the difference between the tap of a...

2010-04-26 11:40:00

The same inexpensive, but high-quality optical sensors employed in the common computer mouse can enable small mobile phones and digital music players to be used as their own pointing and gestural input devices, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII). By installing a pair of optical sensors on the back of a mobile phone or mp3 player, the researchers found that the entire device could have many of the same benefits as that of a computer...

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