Engineering

Magnetic skin ensures the force is with you

Who has not unleashed their inner Jedi to use "the force" to open automatic doors at the shopping mall? A novel magnetic skin has been developed at KAUST that can remotely control switches and keyboards with the wave of a ...

Engineering

A biocompatible magnetic skin that could enable new wearable systems

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have recently developed a flexible and imperceptible magnetic skin that adds permanent magnetic properties to all surfaces to which it is applied. This artificial ...

Machine learning & AI

DeepEyedentification: identifying people based on micro eye movements

Past cognitive psychology research suggests that eye movements can differ substantially from one individual to another. Interestingly, these individual characteristics in eye movements have been found to be relatively stable ...

Robotics

The first walking robot that moves without GPS

Desert ants are extraordinary solitary navigators. Researchers at CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, in the Institut des Sciences du Mouvement—Étienne Jules Marey (ISM), were inspired by ants as they designed AntBot, the ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

How does a computer know where you're looking?

Imagine driving a car, using a heads-up display projection on the windshield to navigate through an unfamiliar city. This is augmented reality (AR); the information is used to not only guide you along a route, but also to ...

Software

Researchers turn to crowdsourcing to collect gaze information

(Tech Xplore)—So are we looking at a day when you control your phone with your eyes? If you go to the iTune site, then you find something called GazeCapture. If you have a device with iOS 8.0 or later then you can try ...

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