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Computing Archive

  • A Growing Repertoire

    Chen founded Thatgamecompany to create and market Zen game. Its first original title, Flower, will be released for Sony PlayStation 3 later this year.

  • Flight of Fancy

    As a graduate student in interactive media at the University of Southern California, Chen used flow theory to create Cloud, an award-winning game that allows players to experience relaxing, meditative flight from a child’s perspective.

  • Bomb Buster

    Aimée Rose demonstrates one of the ultrasensitive, handheld explosives detectors that she helped to develop, first as a graduate student at MIT and then as a research scientist at ICx Technologies.

  • Doing the Dishes

    In order to unload a dishwasher, STAIR determines on the fly how best to grasp unfamiliar objects.

  • Fetching Objects

    Cued by a verbal command, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot (STAIR) retrieves a stapler from an unfamiliar room.

  • Robotic Assistance

    Stanford’s Andrew Ng explains his work to build a general-purpose household robot and demonstrates some of the prototype’s unique abilities.

  • A Touch of Ingenuity

    Ken Perlin, a professor of computer science at NYU, and Ilya Rosenberg, an NYU graduate student, show off their pressure-sensitive touch pads.

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