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RoboWow: A Home Robot That Does Everything?

Today is not April 1. I mention this because you should consider the following video in an April 1st context. That is to say, what you are about to see is notreal. The only robot that can vacuum your home, clean your pool and mow your lawn! It’s no… → Read More: RoboWow: A Home Robot That Does Everything?

PostDoc position (3 years) at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Institute of Information Technology, Multimedia Communication (MMC) Group (Prof. Hermann Hellwagner) The MMC group at Klagenfurt University, Austria, is offering a full, three-year PostDoc position (available now) in a basic research project called CON… → Read More: PostDoc position (3 years) at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Switzerland to host the first Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes

Article from http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/26/5551180/switzerland-to-host-the-first-cybathlon-an-olympics-for-bionic A coalition of Swiss robotics labs has announced the Cybathlon, the first-ever international competition for athletes who use prosthe… → Read More: Switzerland to host the first Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes

Facebook’s DeepFace Project Nears Human Accuracy In Identifying Faces

Article from: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/18/faceook-deepface-facial-recognition/ Facebook has reached a major milestone in computer vision and pattern recognition, with ‘DeepFace,’ an algorithm capable of identifying a face in a crowd with 97.2… → Read More: Facebook’s DeepFace Project Nears Human Accuracy In Identifying Faces

6th International Conference on Social Informatics

The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo) is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers from informatics and social sciences to help fill the gap between the two communities. The goal of the conference is to contribu… → Read More: 6th International Conference on Social Informatics

Used-Car-Style Marketing Comes to Scholarly Publishing

Article from http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/02/26/used-car-style-marketing-comes-to-scholarly-publishing/ Not the way it’s supposed to work. We recently learned of a website called PublishFast® that offers to sell quick and easy publishing opportuniti… → Read More: Used-Car-Style Marketing Comes to Scholarly Publishing

IST2014

Following the success of events in Stresa, Italy 2004, Niagara Falls in Canada 2005, Minori in Italy 2006, Krakow in Poland 2007, Chania in Greece 2008, Shenzhen in China 2009, Thessaloniki in Greece 2010 Penang in Malaysia 2011, Manchester in the UK 2… → Read More: IST2014

Photoshop Has Gone Too Far

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VISION-CONTROLLED MICRO FLYING ROBOTS: FROM SYSTEM DESIGN TO AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION AND MAPPING IN GPS-DENIED ENVIRONMENTS

Great News: Our paper “VISION-CONTROLLED MICRO FLYING ROBOTS: FROM SYSTEM DESIGN TO AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION AND MAPPING IN GPS-DENIED ENVIRONMENTS” has just been accepted at IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. To the best of our knowledge, this pa… → Read More: VISION-CONTROLLED MICRO FLYING ROBOTS: FROM SYSTEM DESIGN TO AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION AND MAPPING IN GPS-DENIED ENVIRONMENTS

Blinkx Adware Revisited: Installation and Operation

I show deceptive installation of Blinkx adware when users request a (nonexistent) Flappy Bird game — an abusive bait-and-switch installation that burdens a user with half a dozen different adware programs yet never provides the game the bundle promise… → Read More: Blinkx Adware Revisited: Installation and Operation

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