ATLAS: Performance Professional Comes to Socks

I found this great startup project that has created a new sock.  While the DYROS lab has been doing work on walking and shoe recognition, some people have thought about how this research can influence shoe design itself.  I am not too sure about the research methods used in this product, but it at least sounds convincing.  When talking to…

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Anki Drive isn’t just a car racing game, it’s an iOS-based robotics platform

To me this was the best part of the Apple Keynote.  I wanted to post this immediately but could not find the cut version that only shows the cars.  Make sure to watch the video as it looks very promising for commercializing the current robotics research. Source: Engadget When Anki Drive was demoed live on stage during Apple’s WWDC, we saw a modern…

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The wheel, re-invented.

Currently this man reinvented a the wheel to be in a square shape.  According to him, the wheel is more stable and offers many benefits.  Although this is currently being applied to skateboards it would be very interesting to see if it has any benefits in wheeled robots for mobile manipulation.  Make sure the check out the video at the…

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SoftKinetic teases embedded 3D depth camera, coming to Intel devices next year (hands-on)

With new technology in motion capture being developed all the time, intel has showed off a small integrated sensor for hand tracking on a laptop.  The technology is being developed in part by a South Korean company Namuga.  This type of technology is exciting for more low cost motion capture such as the Kinect sensor and is even more more…

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