The Leap Motion hacks just keep coming. The motion-controlled gadget still hasn't hit our shelves, but eager engineers are already hooking their developer kits up to all the electronics they own.
This is truly extraordinary: Jan Scheuermann, a 52-year-old quadriplegic woman, has gained full control of a robotic arm. Not just simple commands, but truly complete control with "skill and speed almost similar to that of an able-bodied person."
For the first time, scientists have managed to use fMRI scans of a human to control the movements of a robot body. The link between man and machine allowed the researchers to control a robot in France from a brain scanner in Israel.
Apple has filed a new patent application, an Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control. In the application, Apple claims that current remotes are cluttered, so they propose using a touchscreen and loads of insanely great magic to fix this dreadful situation.
Computer security researchers Mathew Solnik and Don Bailey from iSec Partners have discovered a way to unlock your car doors and start your car remotely using SMS sent from a laptop.
Say hello to the Mermaid, a self-propelled endoscopy device used to photograph your digestive tract.
Apple fans pleased with the changes in iOS 5 will be happy to discover voice control may soon land in their favorite mobile OS, too.
You can't go wrong when you mix long exposure photography with a moving object. It's even better when you have control over that moving object and use it to do some light painting.
A new Army program, called Heads-Up Display for Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles, is said to be developing an "eyeglasses-like display" that projects live video feeds from robots on the ground. That's no breakthrough. But what is new is that our soldiers may even be able to drive these robots—using only the natural…
Microsoft is developing a sensor system that could turn your house into a giant controller that lets you play video games and control appliances.
Earlier this month it was the Internet making people into Satanists. This week it's technology in general that's the problem. We're becoming too god-like, see, and the Pope has predicted eternal damnation for the lot of us if we continue.
Alongside these little beauties, Sling has also unveiled the Sling Touch Control 100 which, although it sounds like some kind of pervo pantyhose, it ain't. Shucks. And it's only available via your cable or satellite provider. Double shucks.
Here we modify battered, crappy cars—like this 1988 Oldsmobile Delta—in just four weeks using "a few motors, potentiometers, a Compact RIO embedded controller, and LabVIEW," which get connected to the iPhone using Wi-Fi. And then we strip out the doors for fun. And we ride it on top of its roof. Hopefully to an…
There are not a lot of details except what you can see in the video. The GPS- and Wi-Fi-equipped Spirit of Berlin—as they called the car—uses drive-by-wire controls, with mechanic parts to operate the pedals. On its top, there are video cameras and pewpewtastic laser 3D sensors.
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