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Month: January 2017

Robotics | IoT

Tango ROS Streamer

From Ruben Smits via ROS Discourse Dear ROS community, For developers who want to write robotic applications on the Android platform, or who want to extend their robot with new sensors for indoor positioning and 3D perception, Intermodalics created the…

10 Charging Station Projects

Fun, clever, and useful projects to help keep your mobile device batteries charged and raring to go.
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When Lasers Took to the Air to Measure the Earth

Allan Carswell’s lidar systems helped map the waters of the Arctic and the atmosphere of Mars

When Electronic Witnesses Are Everywhere, No Secret’s Safe

On November 22, 2015, Victor Collins was found dead in the hot tub of his co-worker, James Andrew Bates. In the investigation that followed, Bates pleaded innocent but in February was charged with first-degree murder. One of Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo devices was being used to stream music at the crime scene. Equipped with seven mics, […]

The Self-Driving Car’s Bicycle Problem

Uber’s experiment in San Francisco showed that bicycles and bike lanes are a problem self-driving cars are struggling to crack

Innovative Direct-Current Microgrids to Solve India’s Power Woes

Solar DC microgrids could do for electrification what mobile phones did for telephony

Innovative Direct-Current Microgrids to Solve India’s Power Woes

Solar DC microgrids could do for electrification what mobile phones did for telephony

The Struggle to Make AI Less Biased Than Its Creators

The dirty little secret is out about artificial intelligence. No, not the one about machines taking over the world. That’s an old one. This one is more insidious. Data scientists, AI experts and others have long suspected it would be a problem. But it’s only within the last couple of years, as AI or some […]

Launching A Kickstarter: Behind The Scenes

What really goes into running a crowdfunding campaign? Here’s step 1.
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AI Decisively Defeats Human Poker Players

An AI named Libratus has beaten human pro players in no-limit Texas Hold’em for the first time