A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control

[ad_1] Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands—in particular for amputees—that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation. This interdisciplinary proof of concept between neuroengineering and robotics was successfully tested on three amputees and seven healthy subjects. The results are […]

Use smart traffic lights and self-driving cars to see an end to traffic jams, says new paper

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain With towns and cities across the world using traffic control systems boosted with artificial intelligence—the University of Surrey has released a comprehensive report detailing how such technologies could make traffic jams a thing of the past. A research group at Surrey looked at how different AI systems already on the […]

Is it a Huawei smart TV running Android?

[ad_1] The Honor Vision TV is branded as a “smart screen,” and it’s currently available in China only. But it looks like international users can expect a variant or an entirely different experience soon. Four so-called Huawei/Honor Smart Screen devices recently surfaced on the Bluetooth SIG website (model numbers HEGE, OSCA-550, OSCA-550A, OSCA-550X, and OSCA-550AX). […]

Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi launches its first smart TV

[ad_1] Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a quad rear camera with a Samsung 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, has a 48-megapixel quad camera and it has both a […]

Smart software for smart devices

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Almost everywhere one turns, one sees someone using a smartphone or other mobile, internet-connected device. Commonly, usage of such devices is not to make and receive phone calls as one might expect but the use of countless services that allow one to manipulate, share, download, view, listen to digital entities, […]

400 US police agencies partner with Amazon on smart doorbell

[ad_1] Amazon’s smart doorbell Ring, which includes a video camera, is being promoted by US police departments as part of crime prevention efforts, while civil liberties activists warn of expanded surveillance Amazon said Wednesday more than 400 US police departments had joined its “Ring Neighbors” network, a program aimed at curbing crime using video from […]

LG's smart fridge also makes crystal-clear ice for cocktails

[ad_1] The $4,400 fridge is built with a dual ice maker, which can make both regular ice and slow-melting craft ice balls. “LG’s exclusive Craft Ice™ slow-melting round ice maker automatically makes upscale craft ice at home without the work. No more time-consuming molds that only produce one or two at a time. Give your […]

Five ways AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

[ad_1] Credit: Sathienpong Prempetch/Shutterstock Driving long distances without a passenger can be lonely. If you’ve ever done it, you might have wished for a companion to talk to—someone emotionally intelligent who can understand you and help you on the road. The disembodied voice of SatNav helps to fill the monotonous silence, but it can’t hold […]

Giving smart vehicles their sense of direction

[ad_1] The team built a 3-D plane-based map using a 3-D LiDAR and an inertial sensor. LiDAR is like radar but uses light instead of radio waves. Points with different colors are the different planes (which serve as the landmarks for navigation), the green line is the true trajectory and the blue line is the […]

Baidu takes second place from Google in the smart speaker market

[ad_1] An abysmal performance by Google further helped Baidu. The company shipped 4.3 million Home and Nest-branded devices in Q2 2019, down from 5.4 million during the same period last year. The drop in shipments represents a 19.8 percent year on year decline for Google. Notably, of the five main companies included in today’s report, […]