Business

French industry hits the beach to woo future recruits

A few steps from the sea in the Normandy resort of Deauville, a group of curious holidaymakers in flip-flops and beach garb pepper a technician with questions as he extols the capabilities of a cutting-edge 3-D modelling ...

Robotics

Arque is a seahorse-inspired artificial tail

Why would a fairly sane person want to walk around with a robotic tail? Getting technical (or clinical) there are plausible reasons posed by three researchers in Japan, and they are getting much attention.

Consumer & Gadgets

Firefox Reality browser plus Oculus Quest are prom king and queen

Grandma, is it true people in 2019 had to browse the web in 2-D? Mozilla has this time raised web browsing to another level with its virtual reality web browser, Firefox Reality, released for Oculus Quest headsets. Immersion ...

Robotics

Skinflow: A soft robotic skin based on liquid transmission

Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and the University of Bristol have recently developed a new soft robotic skin-like sensor that is based on fluidic transmission. This sensor, presented at the second IEEE International ...

Computer Sciences

Virtual reality game simulates experiences with race

Video games that use virtual reality to create immersive experiences have become increasingly popular for entertainment and for research. However, the representation of race in these simulations is often shallow—and fails ...

Engineering

Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality

Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan think they may ...

Engineering

Researchers develop a dynamic keyboard character recognition system

Researchers at NIT Silchar, India, have recently developed a new dynamic hand-gesture-based keyboard character recognition system. This virtual keyboard system, presented in a paper published in Springer's Journal of Ambient ...

Engineering

3-D displays that 'accommodate' the human eye

Have you ever felt dizzy or nauseous after watching a 3D movie or using a virtual reality headset?  If so, it is probably because you were subconsciously able to detect the subtle differences between the virtual 3D scene ...

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