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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

Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available with expanded OS support, transparent maintenance, and lower prices

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.gr/2013/12/google-compute-engine-is-now-generally-available.html Google Cloud Platform gives developers the flexibility to architect applications with both managed and unmanaged services that run on Google’s infras… → Read More: Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available with expanded OS support, transparent maintenance, and lower prices

Copycat Russian android prepares to do the spacewalk

This robot is looking pretty pleased with itself – and wouldn’t you be, if you were off to the International Space Station? Prototype cosmobot SAR-401, with its human-like torso, is designed to service the outside of the ISS by mimicking the arm and … → Read More: Copycat Russian android prepares to do the spacewalk

Affdex Facial Coding

Marketers recognize that emotion drives brand loyalty and purchase decisions. Yet, traditional ways of measuring emotional response – surveys and focus groups – create a gap by requiring viewers to think about and say how they feel. Neuroscience provid… → Read More: Affdex Facial Coding