Emotion Aware Gaming – Affectiva Makes It Possible

All this time, Gaming companies have been investing in motion sensors which made gaming fun and – to an extent – interactive. When we had just about adapted ourselves to motion sensors, a Boston-based start-up, Affectiva, has introduced a software which can identify your emotions while you are playing a video game. Affectiva has been formed out of an MIT Media Lab and the alluring concept created by the company is reaching fever pitch as gamers look forward to ...

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Work-From-Home Policy Can Lead to Workplace Isolation

Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ”

Aristotle was quite vocal about the effect of society on humans and we can hardly deny the ...

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Pyramidal Explorer: An interactive Tool for Exploring the Morpho-Functional Relations of Human Pyramidal Neurons

Neuroanatomy has evolved rapidly in the past few years; various techniques and new procedures have made it possible to examine the nervous system. The Pyramidal Explorer is a new tool that interactively explores and divulges the detailed organization of the microanatomy of pyramidal neurons with functionally correlated models. A certain set of functionalities permit possible regional differences in the pyramidal cells structural design to be discovered by uniting quantitative morphological information about the structure of the cell with applied functional ...

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Moley Robots Builds a Robotic Chef That Promises Complete Kitchen Automation

Robotic help has been one of our ultimate dreams of the future. As the world advances into the technological era, new inventions continue to surprise us every few months. At a time when we thought that we have everything, innovative brains continue to emanate stuff that may seem far-fetched to the average home owner. As people get busier and cooking becomes an increasing daunting task, Moley Robotics brings a robot that takes away all your concerns related to food and ...

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Atlas Is Boston Dynamics Latest Creation and It Takes Robotics to the Next Level

Boston Dynamics is a powerhouse of innovative brains that have ceaselessly introduced us to new and advanced robots. The Google-owned company recently released a video of their latest humanoid robot – ATLAS which is quieter, smarter and a lot steadier on its feet than any of the previous robots that we have come across. The latest iteration of Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS is shown walking through rough terrain without losing its balance. You can see it pick boxes and open ...

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Lego Adds the Element of Coolness to Prosthetics

Lego boosts the confidence of children with artificial limbs with the help of Iko – a prosthetic arm that can be modified endlessly with Lego pieces. Children will be able to graft their favorite toys to the artificial limbs. The possibilities abound, from mechanical diggers to laser-firing spaceships; Iko can empower its wearer by adding creativity to the prosthetic limb.

The field of prosthetics has seen numerous developments in the last few years. Technology has relentlessly worked to ensure that prosthetic ...

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DARPA Devotes $60 Million for a Brain-Computer Interface

A connection between the human brain and the digital world – It sounds like we are in an age where technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. While I have strongly supported the advancements of technology, sometimes it still takes me by surprise. Recently, an initiative by the United States DARPA, short for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has elevated the curiosity of many people around the world.

DARPA has announced that it is aiming to design and build a ...

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Political Speech Generator

Speeches have always held a great amount of importance to garner the attention of the crowd. Since ancient times, political figures have used strong speeches to show their opinions in the minds of the public. At this time, political figures depend on speech writers for powerful speeches. While this has been the most successful way of delivering speeches so far, technology has now made it easier for creating speeches with the help of the speech generator.

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Braille Tablet Prototype Aims to Make Readers More Accessible for the Blind

A team of researchers led by Dr. Sile O’Modhrain at the University of Michigan have recently unveiled a Braille-enabled prototype tablet. If this initiative becomes a success, reading text and working with graphs will take a whole new turn for people who are suffering from sight problems. The tablet features fully refreshable pages which contain raised bumps which can be read by touch.

At this time, electronic devices that are Braille-enabled are extremely expensive. According to Dr. O Modhrain, a ...

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Top 5 Robotic Vacuums

No matter how much you try to avoid housework, there is no way around it. Apart from the regular cleaning that you do, your house often requires deep cleaning as well. With most of your time being spent in completing these chores, many of us end up with little time to ourselves. Investing in a robot vacuum can get you some free time. While these helpful droids may not be able to replace your usual vacuum cleaner or mop, it ...

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