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  • TR35: Andrea Thomaz

    Here, the social robot Simon tests its manipulation abilities to pick up an object and place it in a basket. In a simulation, Simon gives social cues, such as nods and eye movement, to communicate to an instructor. The social instructor gives instructions (typed), which Simon follows to successfully build a toy block house. After a few sessions with the operator, Simon understands that the absolute location of the house is not important, only the relative location of the pieces.

  • Bone-setting Glue

    A video narrated by Russell Stewart shows the sandcastle worm creating its mineral tube and a brief demonstration of synthetic adhesive based on the worm’s natural glue.

  • When Buffy Met Her Vampire Match

    Video artists Jonathan McIntosh and Julie Levin Russo discuss how open technologies could ease the difficult task of remixing existing television shows and movies.

  • TR35: Jorge Conde

    Jorge Conde, co-founder and CEO of Knome, describes what you can learn from your genome and demonstrates the company’s unique browser for surfing the genome.

  • TR35: Andrew Perlman

    Andrew Perlman describes a process for converting coal into natural gas, as well as other energy-related projects he’s working on.

  • TR35: Jeffrey Bigham

    Jeff Bigham of the University of Washington demonstrates WebAnywhere, which allows the visually impaired to use a Web browser on public terminals without the need to install or configure special accessibility software.

  • TR35: Cody Friesen

    Cody Friesen, an associate professor of materials science at Arizona State University, explains his new battery design.

  • TR35: Pranav Mistry

    Pranav Mistry, a graduate student at MIT, explains how his new wearable device, SixthSense, enhances the real world with digital information.

  • TR35: Michelle Khine

    Michelle Khine, a biomedical engineer at University of California, Irvine, explains how she uses children’s toys to make high-tech diagnostic chips.

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