OnLive CEO Steve Perlman explains how his cloud videogame service deals with real network conditions.
An autonomous helicopter performs a slew of tricks using a flight path based on video analysis of the maneuvers. The helicopter automatically adjusts its course during flight to account for changes in wind speed.
In this 2007 video, a researcher controls the flexible, soft robotic SDM hand to demonstrate the variety of items it can grasp, even if holding them imprecisely. It can also pick up a glass of wine without spilling it, and remove a CD from a CD stack.
In this more recent video, the SDM hand now has sensors embedded in it, so that it can detect and grasp objects with its flexible fingers on its own and figure out the best grasp for an object.
Michael Idelchik, VP of Advanced Technologies, discusses energy research.
Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer discusses ways to transform personal computing.
The team at ETH Zurich tested a single and double magnet setup to see which works better for robotic capsule self-assembly. The hope is to eventually construct a self-assembling, surgical robot that can investigate the intestines.
The modules stay securely linked by the magnets at the ends of the capsules.
Nylon microcapsules containing carbon nanotubes heat up and then burst when illuminated with a near-infrared laser. These photo-triggered capsules can release chemicals on demand, allowing for precise control of chemical reactions.
A startup hopes to help computers have meaningful conversations with people.