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Computing Archive

  • Wii-mote for Whiteboards

    Johnny Lee demonstrates how to build a low-cost digital whiteboard using the Nintendo Wii remote and an infrared-light emitter.

  • Faster Flow

    A comparison of the performance of an animated simulation of fluid flow on different processors highlights how much faster RapidMind can make programs run on both multicore processors and specialized processors, such as graphics chips.

  • 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.


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