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Fraunhofer IIS presents world’s first emotion detection app on Google Glass
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has adapted its SHORE™ real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass:
Fraunhofer IIS presents a real-time* face tracker on Google Glass that can read people’s emotions. At the same time it also estimates age and gender of persons in front of Glass’ camera. Privacy is important: everything happens inside Glass – no image leaves the device. Detection is anonymous – no facial recognition. The app is based on SHORE, Fraunhofer’s proprietary software library for real-time facial detection and analysis. Emotion analysis on wearable devices has endless applications. E.g. it can be used in aids for people suffering from ASD (autism spectrum disorders) or for visually impaired.
(* low frame rate shown in the video is due to a bottleneck in the technique used to mirror Glass’ display on a computer monitor.)
Beautiful! Possible prototype to the Lulu model Nymph.
Magazines in the future
Robot Self-Assembles And Walks
by Michael Keller
Roboticists have developed a flat machine that can fold itself into an operational form and take a walk.
Built mostly from paper and polystyrene plastic that shrinks into a memorized shape when heated, the robot can assemble in around four minutes. It can crawl at roughly 2 inches per second and make turns. The work by Harvard and MIT engineers represents the first time that a robot has self-assembled and performed a function without humans needing to intervene.
“Here we created a full electromechanical system that was embedded into one flat sheet,” said Harvard Microrobotics Lab researcher and doctoral student Sam Felton. “Imagine a ream of dozens of robotic satellites sandwiched together so that they could be sent up to space and then assemble themselves remotely once they get there–they could take images, collect data and more.”
when you mama hit you up for dinner
Investigators told reporters that Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who commanded South Side’s Grand Crossing patrol district, had gone out on duty with two officers the night of Jan. 30. The officers reported seeing 24-year-old Rickey J. Williams with a handgun, who ran when approached by Evans. The cops chased him to an abandoned building and booked him for reckless conduct after failing to find the weapon. The charges were later dropped.
Williams alleges that Evans put the barrel of his revolver in his mouth while he was being restrained, and a State Police report found traces of Williams’ saliva on the gun.
Guys, the future has happened.
There is now a fully-functioning restaurant in China that uses robots to not only serve diners, but to cook up the meals as well.
The restaurant in Kunshan, in the east of the country, has a fleet of over a dozen robots who do everything from greet customers at the door, to waiting on tables and cooking up dumplings and stir fry in the kitchen.
I WANT THIS AT WORK
A bunch of robots called in glitched that day I guess.
neon nocturne ; a cyberpunk mix for traversing through glass and steel jungles and data streams, neon lights and darkness, ever searching for truth in an increasingly augmented reality
cover artwork by Jordan Grimmer