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While Cornell has given its researchers the resources to build spider-like robots and move Pong paddles with the power of the mind, students more interested in the software side of engineering have not been getting as much love. That’s about to change, however, with the recent City Planning Commission approval of Cornell Tech, a project to build an applied sciences campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. Now the next step would be to get a blessing from the City Council. After all is said and done, we’ll hopefully see the 12-acre site break ground in 2014, the campus opening its doors in 2017 and a full build-out by 2037. As they await their new home, Cornell is holding classes for aspiring computer whiz-kids at Google’s Chelsea campus, where we’re sure they’ll get an inspiration or two. To see what else Cornell Tech has in store, check out the source link below.
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Throughout most of NASA’s history, international collaboration has played an important role in both its science and human spaceflight programs. This collabor…
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Our research shows: Steerable AutoStereo 3-D Display: We use a special, flat optical lens (Wedge) behind an LCD monitor to direct a narrow beam of light into each of a viewer’s eyes. By using a Kinect head tracker, the user’s relation to the display is tracked, and thereby, the prototype is able to steer that narrow beam to the user. The combination creates a 3-D image that is steered to the viewer without the need for glasses or holding your head in place. Steerable Multiview Display: The same optical system used in the 3-D system, Wedge behind an LCD, is used to steer two separate images to two separate people rather than two separate eyes, as in the 3-D case. Using a Kinect head tracker, we find and track multiple viewers and send each viewer his or her own unique image. Therefore, two people can be looking at the same display but see two completely different images. If the two users switch positions, the same image continuously is steered toward them. Retro-Reflective Air-Gesture Display: Sometimes, it’s better to control with gestures than buttons. Using a retro-reflective screen and a camera close to the projector makes all objects cast a shadow, regardless of their color. This makes it easy to apply computer-vision algorithms to sense above-screen gestures that can be used for control, navigation, and many other applications. A display that can see: Using the flat Wedge optic in camera mode behind a special, transparent organic-light-emitting-diode display, we can …
At E3, we had the opportunity to talk with Martin Rae, who is the President of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, an industry group akin to the more well-known Academy that puts on the Oscars. The idea is the same, but the industry is younger, and although their conventions and yearly awards are less well-known, they are gaining popularity and are part of the growing movement towards integrating games with more mainstream media.
I was curious to see how Rae and the Academy think the industry is changing, since we’ve gone from a time of far more straightforward gaming (i.e. the well-crafted ride of Half-Life) to things like Foursquare and Farmville, which blend with real life. I also wanted to hear what he thought of the success of indie hits like Minecraft and Limbo. When games with teams numbering in the single digits can outsell $ 40 million titles, what does that say? And of course we had to hear what he’d been playing lately.
Check out the whole interview above.
Dean Kamen: Science’s Vital Role In America’s Future
FIRST Robotics Competition participants are three times as likely as their peers to study engineering in college.
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Students show off abilities with dessert, robotics
SIERRA VISTA â€” Itâ€™s not every day that you get to taste bananas foster and watch a robotics demonstration during a regular meeting of the Sierra Vista school board. Yet the enthusiasm and pride some local students showed in their work made the message of two Town and Country Elementary School parents that much harder to voice onÂ TuesdayÂ night.Â …Full story available in today’s paper or to …
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Students rock robotics competition
The Gila Monsters robotics team #3785, based in Yuma, took 15th place out of 42 teams this weekend during the LOGO MOTION robotics competition in Chandler.
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