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Annotator error and predictive reliability

There has been some interesting recent research on the effect of using unreliable annotators to train a text classification or predictive coding system. Why would you want to do such a thing? Well, the unreliable annotators may be much cheaper than a reliable expert, and by paying for a few more annotations, you might be […] → Read More: Annotator error and predictive reliability

A Futuristic Short Film HD: by Sight Systems

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Mobile Robotics: Mathematics, Models, and Methods

New book Mobile Robotics offers comprehensive coverage of the essentials of the field suitable for both students and practitioners. Adapted from Alonzo Kelly’s graduate and undergraduate courses, the content of the book reflects current approaches to … → Read More: Mobile Robotics: Mathematics, Models, and Methods

Why Does Google Need So Many Robots?

To Jump From The Web To The Real World Original Article: techcrunch Why does Google need robots? Because it already rules your pocket. The mobile market, except for the slow rise of wearables, is saturated. There are millions of handsets around the wor… → Read More: Why Does Google Need So Many Robots?

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that… → Read More: Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

My plan for a content based image search

Original Article I saw this job posting from EyeEm, a photo sharing app / service, in which they express their wish/plan to build a search engine that can ‘identify and understand beautiful photographs’. That got me thinking about how I would appro… → Read More: My plan for a content based image search

Brand Spankin’ New Vision Papers from ICCV 2013

Article from tombone’s blog This year, at ICCV 2013 in Sydney, Australia, the vision community witnessed lots of grand new ideas, excellent presentations, and gained new insights which are likely to influence the direction of vision research in the upc… → Read More: Brand Spankin’ New Vision Papers from ICCV 2013

OpenROV

OpenROV is a open-source underwater robot. But it’s so much more. It’s also a community of people who are working together to create more accessible, affordable, and awesome tools for underwater exploration. The backbone of the project is the global… → Read More: OpenROV

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android

Original Article PALO ALTO, Calif. — In an out-of-the-way Google office, two life-size humanoid robots hang suspended in a corner. If Amazon can imagine delivering books by drones, is it too much to think that Google might be planning to one day hav… → Read More: Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android

Improving the Expressiveness of Touch Input

Touch input is now the preferred input method on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Touch is also gaining traction in the desktop segment and is also common for interaction with large table or wall-based displays. At present, the majority of touch displays can detect solely the touch location of a user input. Some […] → Read More: Improving the Expressiveness of Touch Input

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