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Photonic Positive: Robots and Humans who train together work better together

Photonic Positive: Robots and Humans who train together work better together | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Photonic Positive: Robots and Humans who train together work better together.
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3D Printing and the Double-Edged Sword of Technology

3D Printing and the Double-Edged Sword of Technology | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
In today's world there is an overwhelming amount of talk about the potential of new technologies - most notably 3D printing. In radical leftist circles there is talk of how this new technology will have the potential to kill or mortally ...
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The Two Biggest Threats Facing the Coming Wave of Wearable Tech

The Two Biggest Threats Facing the Coming Wave of Wearable Tech | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Read about two of the big stumbling blocks facing the renaissance of wearable electronics.
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Science fiction authors decide: Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?

Science fiction authors decide: Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity? | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Prompted by a recent article in Aeon Magazine warning of the threat posed by advanced artificial intelligence, Kristin Centorcelli of SF Signal put together an impressive panel of renowned science fiction authors to get their opinions on the subject.
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Can You Feel Me Now? The Sensational Rise of Haptic Interfaces | Wired Design | Wired.com

Can You Feel Me Now? The Sensational Rise of Haptic Interfaces | Wired Design | Wired.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Haptics is to touch the way optics is to sight. It's a user interface that circumvents the cluttered inputs of sight and sound, and it's appearing in an increasing number of objects we interact with daily.

Your first experience with haptics was probably your phone vibrating in your pocket. Or maybe it was the rumble pack on your N64 controller. But whatever the case, you probably didn’t know it as a haptic interface.

Haptics is to touch the way optics is to sight. It's a user interface that circumvents the cluttered inputs of sight and sound, and it's appearing in an increasing number of objects we interact with daily. Vibration is just the beginning.

Any sort of information received through touch is haptic; braille could be considered haptic communication. But as it appears in technology, it's generally either tactile (expressing texture) or kinesthetic (expressing force or position). Haptics is used to better robotic control, to increase realism in gaming, and even to sit up straighter.

The roots of haptic technology are mechanical, says Will Provancher, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah and co-chair of the World Haptics Technical Committee.

"Right around the time of WWII, people were trying to handle radioactive materials, and if you have direct contact with these materials, you will eventually die," he says. "So to be able to handle these materials safely, people started making kinematic linkages."

That is, scientists and engineers used a mechanical apparatus to manipulate the samples — pull, and it pulls, turn, and it turns. But more recently, computers have become an interface between controller (master) and controlled (slave). Motor control is much finer, but that's not always enough.


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11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You | Danger Room | Wired.com

11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You | Danger Room | Wired.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
If the latest crop of biometric systems work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you’ve been spotted, with more accuracy, and from farther away. Here are 11 projects.

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Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls. Algorithms that can tell identical twins apart. Eyebrows and earlobes that give you away. A new generation of technologies is emerging that can identify you by your physiology. And unlike the old crop of biometric systems, you don't need to be right up close to the scanner in order to be identified. If they work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you've been spotted.


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IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
IBM thinks cognitive computers that can adapt to their surroundings will be a large part of our future, and that their ability to take unprocessed data
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Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution - Telegraph

Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution - Telegraph | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Chinese news sites claim Apple’s iWatch would use Intel chips and provide a new interface for the best-selling iPhone.
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Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems. | MIT Technology Review

Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems. | MIT Technology Review | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems.
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Robots won’t take your job, but automation might

Robots won’t take your job, but automation might | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it

“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Beane’s research addresses what he calls “The Avatar Economy”, where remote workers operate robots. Such robots are already used for tasks which require highly skilled labour and physical presence but where it’s either too dangerous or extremely expensive to use human beings. Aerial and ground-based robots were used in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, for example, to help assess system and structural integrity and evaluate demolition plans.
According to Beane, the next wave of robotic workers will be in retail, security and remote supervision of manufacturing operations. Telepresence robots like those made by DoubleRobotics (and their human operators) will help you to find the right TV in a retail store or allow an operations supervisor in Chicago to do quality control on an assembly line in Shanghai.


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Scanning plan to aid home robots-Humans

Scanning plan to aid home robots-Humans | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Humans are being asked to help domestic robots recognise the multitude of objects found in the average home.

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Google's Answer to Siri Thinks Ahead - Technology Review

Google's Answer to Siri Thinks Ahead - Technology Review | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The company's data stockpile and investment in AI means a smartphone helper that answers queries before you even ask them.
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Looking to the workplace of 2025

Looking to the workplace of 2025 | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Holographic bosses and virtual offices you can arrive at in the blink of an eye - Virgin Media Business's Mark Heraghty considers the workplace of the future.
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Walden: Will robots replace people in work? - Durham Herald Sun

Walden: Will robots replace people in work?
Durham Herald Sun
n the 2012 movie “Robot and Frank,” set sometime in the future, a robot is purchased to provide personal care for an elderly - and mentally deteriorating - former jewel thief (Frank).
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3D printing 'bigger than internet' - ft business - companies - FT.com

3D printing 'bigger than internet' - ft business - companies - FT.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries.
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Wearable web access?

Wearable web access? | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
From voice-activated screens to smart glass, a wave of new technology is set to launch this year
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Nine Business Applications For Google Glass. - Forbes

Nine Business Applications For Google Glass. - Forbes | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Google Glass Google just announced Google Glass will be available by the end of 2013.

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interesting,most apps are to do with sharing..

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Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable - SlashGear

Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable - SlashGear | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The augmented reality scene is hotting up, with the promise of full computer-mediated vision for the mainstream and another hint that Google won't have the

Glass market all to itself thanks to an incoming headset from startup Meta. The wearable project actually goes one step further than Project Glass, putting a full twin-display digital environment – controlled by two hand 3D tracking – in front of the user, rather than floating notifications and prompts in the corner of their eye as Google’s system does.

 


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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must - take our jobs

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must - take our jobs | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.
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Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD (video)

Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD (video) | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Another day, another step towards technologically tricked out contact lenses. The latest development comes from researchers at the Centre of Microsystems
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Our augmented selves: The promise of wearable computing

Our augmented selves: The promise of wearable computing | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
By Donald Melanson and Michael Gorman It\'s been an interesting year for Google\'s most famous side project. After emerging from the company\'s suitably
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Hypersonic Flight 'Breakthrough' Could Have Us in Tokyo by Lunch | Autopia | Wired.com

Hypersonic Flight 'Breakthrough' Could Have Us in Tokyo by Lunch | Autopia | Wired.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The promise of hypersonic flight sending us halfway around the world in a matter of hours is being bandied about again, this time by a British company that declares, with all due humility, that it has made "the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion...
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Mind-Controlled Artificial Limbs Fusing Man and Machine Coming Next Year

Mind-Controlled Artificial Limbs Fusing Man and Machine Coming Next Year | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
A postdoctoral student has developed a technique for implanting thought-controlled robotic arms and their electrodes directly to the bones and nerves of amputees, a move which he is calling "the future of artificial limbs." The first volunteers...

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1 Million Robots To Replace 1 Million Human Jobs At Foxconn

1 Million Robots To Replace 1 Million Human Jobs At Foxconn | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Though little is really known about these new bots, the rate of robot installation thus far is much lower than Gou's original claim; however, the evidence suggests that it is difficult to know exactly what is going on in the factories ...

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4 Ideas That Will Change Augmented Reality

4 Ideas That Will Change Augmented Reality | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
I’m often asked where Augmented Reality is heading and what AR will look like in the next 5-10 years. Let’s take a peek ahead. (This article is part of a larger project and book I’m working on that...
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