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Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response
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Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response

After 15 years of research, robots for search and rescue may be nearing prime time.

Data Streaming 2.0
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Data Streaming 2.0

In today's real-time Web, data streaming applications no longer have the luxury of making multiple passes over a recorded data set.

The Man Who Made a Copy of Himself
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The Man Who Made a Copy of Himself

Roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, one of the world's most brilliant—and controversial—android makers, has built android copies of a child, a woman, and now, himself.

From ACM TechNews

Imec Team Shows Wireless 'thought-to-Text' Cap

A prototype of a device that enables people with motor disabilities to communicate with just their thoughts was on display at the Medtech Conference in Stuttgart...

From ACM News

Iphone App to Sidestep At&t

For a little $1 iPhone app, Line2 sure has the potential to shake up an entire industry. It can save you money. It can make calls where AT&T’s signal is weak,...

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3-D Haptics to Help Surgeons Feel the Cutting Edge

Deakin University robotics engineer James Mullins is leading a research effort to develop haptics technology with the goal of making a simulation as realistic as...

Artists Mine Scientific Clues to Paint Intricate Portraits of the Past
From ACM News

Artists Mine Scientific Clues to Paint Intricate Portraits of the Past

Artists are still painting things they cannot see in real life. Rather than being separated from their subjects by thousands of miles, though, today’s artists are...

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Dismantling of Saudi-CIA Web Site Ilustrates Need For Clearer Cyberwar Policies

By early 2008, top U.S. military officials had become convinced that extremists planning attacks on American forces in Iraq were making use of a Web site set up...

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Big Brother at the Movies: Can They Really Do That?

When it comes to portraying Big Brother on the big screen, how close is Hollywood fiction to real-world fact?  Intercepting private cell phone calls. Deploying...

New Touch Screen Technology in Works
From ACM TechNews

New Touch Screen Technology in Works

Carleton University professor Robert Biddle is one of 12 scientists working on the Digital Surface Software Application Network project, which is developing next...

From ACM News

Are Machines Ready to Break Down Language Barriers?

Even in an era of global networks and cheap travel, international communication still faces one great barrier: we don't all speak the same language. But that gap...

From ACM TechNews

Recognition Technology to Transform Mobile Devices

MobileLab researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with Texas Instruments and GetFugu, are developing next-generation human-device interaction...

Intel Powers Its Way Inside the Smart Grid
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Intel Powers Its Way Inside the Smart Grid

Intel wants you to take more interest in your energy use but isn't fussy about how you do it. The chip giant has developed a broad strategy to make money on smart...

How Privacy Vanishes Online
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How Privacy Vanishes Online

If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give him your name, Social Security number and e-mail address? Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal...

Amputees Could Get a Helping Hand in the Virtual World
From ACM News

Amputees Could Get a Helping Hand in the Virtual World

What is the best way to for someone to get used to their artificial limb? Put them in a virtual environment. So says Anthony Steed, a computer scientist at University...

Software: Running Commentary For Smarter Surveillance?
From ICT Results

Software: Running Commentary For Smarter Surveillance?

Cutting-edge surveillance software that automatically detects human motion, behaviour and facial expressions, generates a running commentary of what's happening...

Telling Friends Where You Are (or Not)
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Telling Friends Where You Are (or Not)

As Jordan Viator roams the conference rooms, dimly lit bars and restaurants here at the South by Southwest Interactive conference, she often pulls out her cellphone...

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IBM Will Research Mobile Access For the Elderly, Illiterate

Researchers at IBM Research India, India's National Institute of Design, and the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology are investigating...

Safety Issues Loom as Humanoid Invasion Approaches
From ACM TechNews

Safety Issues Loom as Humanoid Invasion Approaches

As robot technology advances, and their use puts them in closer contact with humans, safety has become a top priority for some researchers. 

Mobile Phones Learn to Lip Read
From ACM TechNews

Mobile Phones Learn to Lip Read

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology professor Tanja Shultz demonstrated a prototype device for communicating without speaking at the recent CeBIT conference. 
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