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Tag: Vision

Pixy Open Source Camera Recognizes Objects by Color: Smart Sight

Pixy Open Source Camera Recognizes Objects by Color: Smart Sight
Computers and sensors are quickly decreasing in cost and size, making it easier than ever before to build smart gadgets or robots. From accelerometers to thermal sensors, electronics nowadays can detect and record a variety of…
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Samsung Roboray Robot Maps Its Own Environment and Walks Just Like a Human

Samsung Roboray Robot Maps Its Own Environment and Walks Just Like a Human
Roboray is the latest humanoid robot created by Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology. Using visual recognition software developed by a team University of Bristol, the ‘bot can now build real-time, 3D visual maps of its environment.…
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Neuroscientist Invents Technology to Cure Blind Mice (and Maybe Humans)

Neuroscientist Invents Technology to Cure Blind Mice (and Maybe Humans)
A neuroscientist from New York named Dr. Sheila Nirenberg apparently has made a medical breakthrough that allowed her to restore sight to blind mice. Now these mice can see how they run thanks to the nonsurgical…
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Robot Learns to Recognize Its Own Reflection, Has Great Grasp of Pronouns Too

Robot Learns to Recognize Its Own Reflection, Has Great Grasp of Pronouns Too
After using the robot as a gesture-controlled music player, the makers of Qbo have set higher goals for their highly programmable robot. By equipping a Qbo unit with object recognition capabilities, they were able to teach…
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Owl 360 Rear View Bike Camera: Safety Improvement, or an Accident Waiting to Happen?

Owl 360 Rear View Bike Camera: Safety Improvement, or an Accident Waiting to Happen?
If you bike a lot, you know that anything that distracts you from the road ahead will potentially cause an accident. I’ve had a few, and one of them actually just involved playing with my cycling…
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Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player

Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player
Robots are awesome, and one of the more hackable of them out there is the Qbo, that can be programmed to do all sorts of things. The latest programming hack for the little bot turns the…
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NVIDIA Wired 3D Glasses: Cheaper, But Does Anybody Still Want 3D?

NVIDIA Wired 3D Glasses: Cheaper, But Does Anybody Still Want 3D?
NVIDIA just announced the launch of these new wired 3D Vision glasses, which are supposed to be more cost effective than their 3D Vision active shutter glasses. These 3D glasses connect to your PC via USB,…
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Nike Hindsight Cycling Glasses Concept Design Will Let Cyclists Know What Hit Them

Nike Hindsight Cycling Glasses Concept Design Will Let Cyclists Know What Hit Them
Designed by Billy May for Nike, the Hindsight is a concept design for cycling glasses that extends a person’s vision by up to 25° on each side. The extra vision is achieved by attaching curved Fresnel…
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Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages
Here’s a cool gadget that lets you send messages using the wheels of your bicycle. By using an optical illusion called persistence of vision, your words are revealed as you pedal your bike. The Lampex Lex…
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Raving Rabbids to Get Motion Control on Xbox 360

Raving Rabbids to Get Motion Control on Xbox 360
Rayman: Raving Rabbids has been one of the showcase titles for the Nintendo Wii’s motion sensing controller. Up until now, I had assumed that other platforms would be stuck with crummy joystick control for this game…
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