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Tag: Learning

Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?

Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?
Inventor Falk Wolsky and his better half Mandy, a child care worker, were inspired to make the Lernstift (“Learning pen” in German) after seeing their son struggle with writing. They came up with a prototype that detects “writing movements” and alerts the user if he makes a mistake.

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You
This isn’t the only robot that can kick your butt at ping pong. But unlike other ping pong playing ‘botsot, this one wasn’t programmed with its abilities. It has learned through experience. Robotics experts at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany created this robot arm that learns to adapt its game as it plays.

gTar: The iGuitar You’ve Always Wanted

gTar: The iGuitar You’ve Always Wanted
I use my iPhone quite a bit, and I know that many people use it to also create tunes. Now you can have a guitar which integrates an iPhone dock, and it’s fully powered by the phone, making it the ultimate iGuitar.

Tabber LED Light Sleeve Helps You Learn to Play with a Real Guitar

Tabber LED Light Sleeve Helps You Learn to Play with a Real Guitar
With the music games out there these days, there are already some high tech ways to learn the guitar. However, most of these don’t let you play with an actual guitar, strings and frets, so it’s not exactly a realistic training experience.

MIT Charm School Teaches Social Skills, Street Smarts: Not Sure if This is the Hardest or Easiest Course for MIT Students

MIT Charm School Teaches Social Skills, Street Smarts: Not Sure if This is the Hardest or Easiest Course for MIT Students
MIT is famous for attracting and nurturing some of the brightest minds in the world. But you know what they say, nobody’s perfect. You may be able to code a social network, but find it hard to talk to people in real life.

Scientists Testing Automated Learning via fMRI: Shut Up and Take My Studies!

Scientists Testing Automated Learning via fMRI: Shut Up and Take My Studies!
Remember how Neo cheated fast-tracked his Kung-Fu and weapon proficiency in The Matrix? That might soon be possible in the real world. In the false world. In our world. This one. Dammit. Whoa. A recent set of experiments have indicated that it’s possible to teach a person by copying the brain patterns from another person who is good at the task to be taught.

Adorable Baby Tries to Use Magazine Like an iPad

Adorable Baby Tries to Use Magazine Like an iPad
My kids have been using gadgets and electronics since they were old enough to sit up straight. I know I am not the only one that has kids like this. They both love the iPad and the iPhone and when it comes time to watch a show or play a game, they more often than not head for my iPad.

What You Write is What You Get: Scribblenauts in Real Life

What You Write is What You Get: Scribblenauts in Real Life
Made by Steven Zhou and Syed Olmer Gilani of the National University of Singapore’s Interactive Multimedia Lab, What You Write Is What You Get (WYWIWYG) is a visual way of learning about language. Just like 5th Cell’s critically-acclaimed DS game Scribblenauts, WYWIWYG can analyze written words and come up with a virtual representation of the corresponding object.

Robot Learns to Make Facial Expressions, is Rewarded With a Measly “Signal”

Robot Learns to Make Facial Expressions, is Rewarded With a Measly “Signal”
At least dogs get food when they get things right. This poor robot Einstein, made by computer scientists from the Machine Perception Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, was given time to play with its 31 artificial facial muscles while “staring” at its reflection in the mirror.