Color camera teaches kitchen robots to grab clear stuff

Kitchen robots can do a lot of things but picking up a clear or shiny object remains the things of robot nightmares. A color camera may solve the problem.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robots color cameras science-and-technology shapes

Get a bug’s eye view from a tiny ‘beetle backpack’ camera

"We have created a low-power, low-weight, wireless camera system that can capture a first-person view of what's happening from an actual live insect..."

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: insects robots vision cameras featured science-and-technology wearable-devices

System monitors faces to adjust the room’s temp

A new system uses cameras to gauge the facial temperature of people in a room and adjust the temperature accordingly.

Gabe Cherry-Michigan • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cameras surveillance temperature buildings faces science-and-technology

AI lets robotic prosthetics ‘see’ uncertain terrain

AI will help people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons walk securely on terrains, such as tile, brick, concrete, grass, and "upstairs" and "downstairs."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: walking cameras algorithms artifical-intelligence science-and-technology balance prostheses

Fitbyte attaches to glasses to track your diet

Fitbyte uses sensors on eyeglasses to track your chewing, swallowing, and how many times your hand moves to your mouth.

Virginia Alvino Young-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: food cameras science-and-technology health-and-medicine wearable-devices

Smartphone video makes super accurate 3D face models

A new technique uses regular smartphones to make 3D face models that are accurate to the millimeter, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence cameras faces mobile-devices featured science-and-technology imaging-technology

‘Dodgeball’ drone flies fast and avoids incoming stuff

Drones aren't great at avoiding obstacles—especially when they move quickly. New technology takes a step toward solving the problem.

Kurt Bodenmueller-U. Zurich • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robots cameras drones algorithms featured science-and-technology

Nanocubes power cheap, fast multispectral cameras

An advance in photodetectors could enable cheaper, faster multispectral cameras for cancer surgery, food safety inspection, and precision agriculture.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
Nov. 25, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: light cameras featured science-and-technology imaging-technology plasmons

Driver-assist tech could save lives and lots of money

If all cars in the US had driver assist technology like blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning, it could prevent a whole lot of crashes.

Ellis Robinson-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Sept. 5, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cameras money sensors safety health-and-medicine vehicles driving

Camera system tells farmers when crops need a drink

A new system that combines a simple digital camera with a miniature infrared camera keeps an eye on crops and let farmers know when it's time to irrigate.

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 8, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: agriculture cameras crops farmers science-and-technology irrigation

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